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How To Cook Costco Tri Tip In Oven

We will prepare a delicious and juicy Costco Tri Tip in the oven for you to serve to your family so that you can make a good impression on them. If this is your first time preparing Costco Tri Tip, you have come to the right place.

What Is Costco Tri-tip Beef?

Costco Tri Tip is a cut of beef that has outstanding marbling, which means it has streaks of fat running through it, and it is sometimes sold with a fat cap on one or both sides. Other names for tri-tip include “triangle roast” due to its triangle shape and “Newport steak”.

You can cook this cut of beef on the grill or as a sous vide recipe, but this recipe will show you how to bake perfect tri-tip in the oven and how to cut tri-tip properly.

How To Cook Costco Tri Tip In Oven
How To Cook Costco Tri Tip In Oven

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

  • This is an easy weeknight meal.
  • A very simple seasoning.
  • The meat is so tender and juicy.
  • There is no better way to cook tri-tip than this
  • The perfect alternative to grilling a tri-tip steak.
  • Serves a large number of people.

Ingredients That You’ll Need:

Here is what you need to make a tri-tip steak in an oven.

  • Tri-tip – Steak You can use this recipe to cook bigger tri-tip steaks as well (about 2 lbs)
  • BBQ rub – Store-bought with salt, or add 1 teaspoon of salt
  • Olive oil

Costco Tri Tip Temperature Chart:

How do you know when your Costco tri-tip is done? You can easily check if the meat is cooked to your desired level of doneness if you own a meat thermometer.

  • Rare tri-tip (125-130°F) is still red inside.
  • Medium rare tri tip (130-140°F) is red to pink inside.
  • Medium tri tip (140-150°F) is mostly pink.
  • Medium well (150-160°F) has just a slight bit of pink inside.
  • Well cooked (160°F) has no red or pink inside.
How To Cook Costco Tri Tip In Oven
How To Cook Costco Tri Tip In Oven

How To Cook Costco Tri Tip In Oven?

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. To prepare your Costco tri-tip for oven baking, rub the dry rub evenly over the steak.
  2. On the stove, heat a large cast-iron skillet (or other oven-safe pans as desired) over medium heat.
  3. Add the olive oil once it gets hot and has begun to smoke, and then add the steak (fat side down if there is still a fat cap on the Costco tri tip steak). Sear without moving for three minutes.
  4. Make sure the bottom of the tri tip is brown and seared, then use tongs to sear the edges of the tri tip (against the pan for 20 seconds on each side) until lightly browned, then turn off the burner.
  5. After the tri tip is seared, transfer it to the oven to bake at 425°F for about 12 minutes per pound. The exact time required to cook tri tip in the oven will vary depending on your desired steak temperature. The best thermometer to use is one with a probe that can measure the temperature of the steak while it’s cooking in the oven, so you know exactly when it’s ready. To find out what temperature the tri tip steaks should be cooked at, see the steak cooking chart. In this recipe tutorial, the steak was cooked at 140°F.
  6. Transfer your Costco tri tip to a cutting board to rest for 10 minutes after roasting it in the oven. If desired, add compound butter (see Sip Bite Go recipe). If you want to keep it warm, you can cover it with foil, but I don’t find it necessary.
  7. Slice thinly and serve with steak sauce or on a tri-tip sandwich. For slicing tri tip: tri tip has two grains, so you need to find the point where the two grains meet in the middle of the meat (they run in opposite directions). Slice the tri tip in half then slice each half into thin slices.

What To Serve With Costco Tri Tip?

How To Store cooked Costco Tri Tip leftovers?

You can store leftover cooked Costco Tri Tip in an airtight container for up to 4 days in the fridge. I reheat them in the microwave, covered, on 50% power, very gently.

How To Cook Costco Tri Tip In Oven
How To Cook Costco Tri Tip In Oven

FAQ Section

Is Costco Tri-tip Tender Or Tough?

Although it is a very flavorful cut, it is also fairly tough, with many muscle fibers running throughout the meat. For this reason, I recommend cutting it across the grain. As a result, those tough fibers are severed, and chewing the meat becomes much more enjoyable.

Why Do You Let The Meat Rest Before Slicing It?

It is important to let the meat rest for at least 20 minutes after removing it from the oven. By doing this, the juices can redistribute and settle on top of the meat, preventing them from escaping as you slice it (although some juices will escape, and you can pour them back on top of the meat after cutting).

How Do You Slice Costco Tri-tip?

The best part of preparing this steak is cutting it into a juicy steak roast. You don’t have to use a meat slicer to cut Costco tri-tip steak, so don’t be alarmed if you don’t know how. To do that, you need to find the center point where the two grains of meat run (they run in different directions) and cut the tri tip into thin slices, perpendicular to the grain of the meat. The meat will be more tender because of this. When you slice, keep your knife slightly angled.

How To Cook Costco Tri Tip In Oven
How To Cook Costco Tri Tip In Oven

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Costco Tri Tip Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving

  • Calories 213
  • Total Fat 11g
  • Cholesterol 57mg
  • Sodium 62mg
  • Potassium 0mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 0g
  • Dietary Fiber 0g
  • Protein 26g
  • Vitamin A 0%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 1%
  • Iron 18%

Nutrition Facts Source: Source

How To Cook Costco Tri Tip In Oven

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 3 minutesCook time: 25 minutesRest time: 10 minutesTotal time: 38 minutesServings:4 servingsCalories:213 kcal Best Season:Available

Description

We will prepare a delicious and juicy Costco Tri Tip in the oven for you to serve to your family so that you can make a good impression on them. If this is your first time preparing Costco Tri Tip, you have come to the right place.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. To prepare tri tip for oven baking, rub the dry rub evenly over the steak.
  2. On the stove, heat a large cast-iron skillet (or other oven-safe pans as desired) over medium heat.
  3. Add the olive oil once it gets hot and has begun to smoke, and then add the steak (fat side down if there is still a fat cap on the tri tip steak). Sear without moving for three minutes.
  4. Make sure the bottom of the tri tip is brown and seared, then use tongs to sear the edges of the tri tip (against the pan for 20 seconds on each side) until lightly browned, then turn off the burner.
  5. After the tri tip is seared, transfer it to the oven to bake at 425°F for about 12 minutes per pound. The exact time required to cook tri tip in the oven will vary depending on your desired steak temperature. The best thermometer to use is one with a probe that can measure the temperature of the steak while it’s cooking in the oven, so you know exactly when it’s ready. To find out what temperature the tri tip steaks should be cooked at, see the steak cooking chart. In this recipe tutorial, the steak was cooked at 140°F.
  6. Transfer the tri tip to a cutting board to rest for 10 minutes after roasting it in the oven. If desired, add compound butter (see Sip Bite Go recipe). If you want to keep it warm, you can cover it with foil, but I don’t find it necessary.
  7. Slice thinly and serve with steak sauce or on a tri-tip sandwich. For slicing tri tip: tri tip has two grains, so you need to find the point where the two grains meet in the middle of the meat (they run in opposite directions). Slice the tri tip in half then slice each half into thin slices.
Nutrition Facts

Servings 4


Amount Per Serving
Calories 213
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g17%
Cholesterol 57mg19%
Sodium 62mg3%
Potassium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 0g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Protein 26g52%

Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1%
Iron 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.