Letting the tri tip soaked in a marinade actually enhances its flavor. I learned that it is a very popular cut of meat, and was made popular in Santa Maria, CA. Tri Tip Marinade. I had never heard of it. Use as a marinade for almost all cuts of beef.
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Marinated Tri Tip on the Big Green Egg. This tri tip marinade is a blend of olive oil, herbs and spices that produces a tender and juicy tri tip roast every time. You can also use this flavorful marinade for other types of beef, chicken, pork and even seafood! Naturally more tender, testing out the effects of a marinade wouldn't make sense. The longer the meat sits in the marinade (in the frig, of course) the better. A good marinade really adds a lot of flavor to any cut of meat or fish.

Just a quick search online gave me hundreds of Coca-Cola steak marinade recipes, including Jack Daniels and Coke marinade, ... so that meant that strip steak, T-bone steaks, sirloin, rib-eye, tri-tip, and tenderloin were out of the question. I try to let it marinate a minimum of 24 hours. Okay, with that little tri-tip lesson out of the way, are you ready to see how easy it is to cook in the oven?

So it was onto the tougher (and cheaper) cuts of meat-chuck … Although I love my tri tip steak over the coals, I do enjoy it from the oven, too. For large tri-tip roasts I try for 72 hours. When my friend had me try her marinated tri tip steak recipe, I had to google what the heck a tri tip cut of steak was. Cook as desired -- the grill is best, though. Heat oil in an oven-safe pan and sear the tri-tip, fat-side down. After all, it’s seriously packed with great flavors from the marinade.
Although these two are lean, flank steak isn’t as tender as trip tip steak. Below is my go-to tri … How to cook tri-tip in the oven: Rub tri-tip with your favorite seasoning salt. Luckily, here in Los Angeles, California, we’re kinda spoiled with more sunshine. Flip tri-tip and pop it in the oven.