Baked Beef Tri-Tip Roast Recipe

Beef Tri Tip Roast is a very popular cut of meat in California that is available all year long.  This roast is typically marinated and then grilled.  During the winter, I love this alternative method as it is great to cook and serve on cold, wet days.  Beef Tri tip is a tender, lean beef cut that gets its name from its triangular shape.  It is sold as a small roast from the bottom sirloin or cut into tri tip steaks.

This delicious Baked Beef Tri Tip Roast recipe, comments, and photos were shared with my by Karen Calanchini, Food Stylist and Photographer, of Redding, CA.

More delicious Beef Recipes using various cuts of beef.

Beef Tri Tip Roast wrapped in foil

Baked Beef Tri-Tip Roast Recipe:
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Fusion
Keyword: Baked Beef Tri Tip Roast Recipe
Baked Beef Tri-Tip Roast:
  • 1 onion, cut into thin wedges
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 4 to 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • Coarse salt and freshly-ground pepper
  • 1 (2 1/2 to 3 pounds) Beef Tri-Tip Roast
  • Montreal Steak Seasoning (a product of McCormick Grill Mates), or your favorite steak seasoning
Ponzu Soy Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce (low-sodium)
  • 1/4 cup orange juice, fresh
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice, fresh
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon mirin (sweet rice wine)
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
Baked Beef Tri-Tip Roast Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 250 degree F.  Line a baking sheet pan with non-stick aluminum foil wrap, large enough to be able to tightly wrap the tri-tip roast and vegetables.

  2. On top of the aluminum foil, place onions, bell peppers, and garlic in a line about the size of the roast.  Sprinkle vegetables with salt and a few twists of ground pepper.

  3. Generously sprinkle the tri-tip roast with the Montreal Steak Seasoning on all sides; place on top of the vegetables and sprinkle with Ponzu Sauce.

  4. Wrap the aluminum foil tightly around the vegetable/meat mixture to keep the juices from escaping during baking.

  5. Bake approximately 3-1/2 to 4 hours. NOTE: Do not open the oven door and peek at the roast during this time. The odor in your house will be fabulous!

  6. Remove from oven and transfer the meat to a carving board or platter, let it rest for 10 to 15 minutes before carving to allow the residual heat to complete the cooking and the juices to stabilize.

  7. Slice the meat into thin slices across the grain or shred the meat.

  8. Serves many.

  9. Serving Ideas:

  10. The meat can be sliced and served along with the vegetables.

  11. Shred the meat, chop the vegetables, and then mix the shredded meat with the chopped vegetables and juices to use for tacos or burritos.

Ponzu Soy Sauce Instructions:
  1. Ponzu is a soy sauce which is infused with citrus and commonly used in Japanese cuisine. If you can not find this sauce in your local grocery store, use the recipe below and make your own.

  2. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl.  Cover and chill until ready to serve.

  3. Makes 1 cup.


Dinner    Tri-Tip Roast    Winter   

Comments and Reviews

3 Responses to “Baked Beef Tri-Tip Roast Recipe”

  1. Randy Arnold

    Folks, you better tell people they need to slice this AGAINST THE GRAIN or they’re gonna have some tough meat.

  2. Geoffrey Nichols

    In the Baked Beef Tri-Tip Roast Recipe do you add the whole cup of Ponzu? If you sprinkle the tri tip with Ponzu Sauce won’t you wash off the Montreal Steak Seasoning?

  3. Charleen

    If I’m going to foil wrap a 2lb tri-tip and bake in the oven at 250 degrees, do I sear meat first and how long do I cook the roast?


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