How Long to Cook Tri Tip in Oven at 425


Tri tip is a very lean cut of beef. Because it’s so lean, it will dry out if you don’t cook it properly. In this article, I’ll explain how to prepare tri tip for the oven and then sear it so that you end up with a juicy and flavorful piece of meat.

1. Preheat oven to 425

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • If using a cast iron skillet, set it in the oven and preheat for 20 minutes before adding the tri tip roast to the pan; if using a baking dish, follow steps 3-7 below instead of this step (the baking dish will take less time).
  • Remove roast from packaging and pat dry with paper towels or clean kitchen towel or cloth napkin (this will help prevent splattering when cooking). Season generously with salt and pepper on both sides of meat roasts like tri tip roast beef steaks cut across grain so that you can get more surface area for seasoning! Sprinkle with rosemary garlic salt if desired too! This adds great flavor without being overpowering at all!
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2. Season the Tri Tip


The next step is to season your tri tip. There are many ways to do this, but here’s how we do it:

  • Use a dry rub. A dry rub consists of herbs, spices and salt that you rub into the meat before cooking. You can also use a wet marinade as part of this process if you like (see below).
  • Use a wet marinade instead of or in addition to a dry rub if desired; this will add moisture back into your meat while adding flavor at the same time! Some people prefer using both methods–it’s up to you!

3. Sear Tri Tip

After you’ve seared your tri tip, it’s time to cook it in the oven. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and place a cast iron skillet on the stovetop over high heat. Add 2 tablespoons of oil to this pan and swirl it around so that all surfaces are coated with oil.

Heat until very hot, then add in your tri tip steak(s). Sear each side for 2 minutes before removing from heat and setting aside while you prepare the rest of your meal (if there is more than one piece).

4. Place Tri Tip in oven for 15 minutes

Place the tri tip on a sheet pan.

Cook for 15 minutes at 425 degrees Fahrenheit, or until internal temperature reaches 135 degrees F (medium rare).

5. Flip over, cook for another 15 minutes.

  • Flip over, cook for another 15 minutes.

Your tri tip should be done in about 20 minutes total. The cooking time depends on the size of your piece of meat and how done you like it, but this method should get you close to medium-rare (which is what most people prefer). If you want it more well-done, keep cooking until the internal temperature reaches 135 degrees Fahrenheit or higher–although this will make it tough and dry!

If you don’t have a thermometer handy, just use a fork to poke into one end of your steak; if there’s no blood coming out when you press down on the other end with three fingers pressed together tightly (as shown below), then your meat is ready to eat!

Cooking tri tip takes about half an hour when prepared properly and then seared before going into the oven

Tri tip is a relatively lean cut of beef, so it needs to be cooked to medium-rare. The best way to do this is by grilling or smoking the tri tip. However, if you prefer cooking in the oven, there are ways around this problem.

The best method for preparing tri tip in an oven is by placing it on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet and seasoning with salt and pepper before cooking at 425 degrees F for about 30 minutes (depending on size). Once cooked through, remove from oven and let rest for 10 minutes before slicing against the grain into thin slices or cubes.


We hope that this article has been helpful to you and your family. Cooking tri tip can be a bit tricky at first, but once you get the hang of it, it’s really not that bad! You just need to know what temperature to cook your meat at and how long each step will take. We hope that our tips help make cooking tri tip easier for everyone who reads them

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