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Roasting Tri-tip?

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Michelle Feb 28, 2005 12:28 PM

Hello fellow 'hounds,

I have a tri-tip roast, a little over 2 pounds, that I would like to roast in the oven. I've checked on-line, and all the instructions I find say to cook it at 425 degrees F. for a total of 30-40 minutes. My brain is telling me this is too high a temp. for too short a time. Can this be right? We like our meat on the rare side. Any advice/recipes appreciated, I'd like to cook this tonight. Thanks!

Michelle

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    anu RE: Michelle Feb 28, 2005 12:40 PM

    Tri tip can be difficult, since the meat slopes so quickly and has a thick and thin part. You can trim the edges to get a more even thickness & then 425 for 20-30 is good.

    If not, perhaps consider searing it in safflower/canola and then transfer to the oven. Just watch it carefully.

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      Jim H. RE: Michelle Feb 28, 2005 01:39 PM

      I BBQ tri-tip like brisket...long slow cooking. Comes out great. I also do cross rib roast this way. Slow cooking seems to work.

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        RUBulldog RE: Michelle Feb 28, 2005 04:38 PM

        I've had success dropping the oven temp. to 350 and letting the tri tip roast for about 45 mins to an hour. Make sure the oven is pre heated.

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          Jase RE: RUBulldog Feb 28, 2005 08:00 PM

          That's what I do too. Iut on a rub and set the temp probe for 120.

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          dj RE: Michelle Mar 1, 2005 12:16 PM

          On the tri tips I get the instruction is 450 degrees uncovered for 15 minutes then drop temp to 350, cover meat with foil and roast for 20 minutes then uncover and roast for ten minutes more for rare. comes out great every time. Probe it near the end, try for 120 degrees, let sit out 10 minutes. Great piece of meat!

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            Michelle RE: Michelle Mar 1, 2005 02:50 PM

            Thanks for all the tips everyone! The tri-tip I had was about 2.5 pounds. I ended up roasting it at 425 degrees for about 35 minutes, took it out and covered it with foil and let it rest for 10-15 minutes. It turned out perfectly to our taste, on the rare side. Now, what to do with the leftovers???

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              AaronSchaefer RE: Michelle May 8, 2010 05:26 PM

              Last post was awhile ago, so I am sure that roast is gone by now :) But I make tri-tip sandwiches. I roast it up on Sunday and use it all week. Sometimes I cut some up and toss into a BBQ/Ranch dressing salad. Good stuff.

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                Seanelle RE: Michelle Jun 13, 2014 07:42 AM

                2nd night; Tri-tip street tacos. Use corn tortillas (55 cal ea.) Spray lightly each side of tortilla (Pam) and pan fry high for 20-30 seconds ea. side. Chop Tritip in to small pieces use pico de gallo and STOP. No cheese. You've got great tasting meat- don't over power it. I like to add finely grated cabbage and squeeze a lime on the cabbage. ENJOY
                3rd night, cut Tri-tip in strips (like fajitas) microwave 20 sec (single serving) and put on spring salad mix; add avocado and Crasins (cranberries that look like raisins) and take 10 sec. to make your own Italian dressing. SIMPLE 1/3 c white vinegar; 1/3 c water; 1/3 c Extra virgin olive oil and an envelope of Italian dry mix $1.00(read itialian dressing ingredients- full of un-natural crap) Lightly sprinkle dressing on top. Eating 'clean' and enjoying every bite. Crasins add a nice little 'tang' to it.

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                uahto RE: Michelle Jun 15, 2010 11:56 AM

                i got a tritip @ trader joes (about 2 lbs)
                wanted to oven roast it and had no idea what or how to do it.
                found this: http://www.sallybernstein.com/food/co...

                WOW!~
                i let the meat sit out on a roasting rack for about 2 hrs (as suggested
                )seasoned the top with fresh garlic (chopped), little salt, little ground pepper, little cayenne, little cinnamon (yes!), little rosemary and thyme.

                in the pan i put some chicken stock and wine (red) and drizzled a small quantity of olive oil over the roast before cooking (at 450)

                i put a digital thermom in the roast at 1/3 (not middle cause i like rare) and set as suggested to 115
                came out PERFECTLY
                not sure the time it cooked...i just waited for the thermom to ring @ 115 in a HOT oven.

                mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
                highly recommend this recipe and the instructions for oven roasting a tritip.
                i trusted the source.
                enjoy :)

                1. Phurstluv RE: Michelle Jun 15, 2010 05:32 PM

                  I know it's an old post, but people need to know:

                  No it's not. That's what I roast mine at and it comes out beautifully every time.

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