The Winner Is: Oven Roasted Tri-Tip Roast for Football Sunday

I’m always intrigued to see which recipes on my Scott’s Kitchen web site get the most search traffic. In the week leading up to Thanksgiving, my high heat upside-down turkey recipe is a big hit – although nobody’s interested in turkey today!

Instead, on today’s football championship Sunday, my Scott’s Lazy ‘S’ oven roasted tri-tip recipe is the recipe that’s generating lots of traffic. This is a super easy recipe for oven-roasted tri-tip – just season the roast(s) and put them into the oven, set the timer, and enjoy! Two important tips: Be sure to let the roast rest after cooking – and don’t overcook in the oven!

If you live on the San Francisco peninsula, you’ll want to try the marinated tri-tips available from these three meat markets: Schaub’s in the Stanford Shopping Center (Fred’s Steak), Draeger’s in downtown Menlo Park (Frank’s Steak) and Bianchini’s on Alpine Road in Ladera. Schaub’s, in particular, is famous for Fred’s Steak – and perhaps it’s the original of the darkly marinated variety. Both Draeger’s and Bianchini’s sell similar versions – but give each of them a try to see which you prefer.

Or, perhaps you’re viewing this when the weather is warm and you’d rather fire up your Weber BBQ and charcoal grill your tri-tip? Here’s my BBQ version of the tri-tip recipe – below is a recent example – hot off the grill!

Weber BBQ - Charcoal Grilled Tri-Tip Roast

Weber BBQ - Charcoal Grilled Tri-Tip Roast

After removing from the grill, be sure to wrap the roast in aluminum foil and let it sit for fifteen minutes to let the juices blend back into the meat – this is very important. Then slice it against the grain:

Weber BBQ Charcoal Grilled TriTip Roast - Sliced

Weber BBQ Charcoal Grilled TriTip Roast - Sliced

We served it with some green beans, tomatoes in a Romescu sauce, some grilled onions – perfect!

Weber BBQ Charcoal Grilled TriTip Roast - Plated with vegetables

Weber BBQ Charcoal Grilled TriTip Roast - Plated with vegetables

And, to accompany this great charcoal grilled tritip roast, a wonderful bottle of Copain 2009 Pinot Noir:

2009 Copain Pinot Noir - Kiser "En Haut" - Anderson Valley

2009 Copain Pinot Noir - Kiser "En Haut" - Anderson Valley

Which reminds me, I added some Weber charcoal grilled BBQ recipes to Scott’s Kitchen to get ready for the summer BBQ wave! Enjoy!

2 thoughts on “The Winner Is: Oven Roasted Tri-Tip Roast for Football Sunday

  1. Bill Gallagher

    Scott:

    It has been quite a while and maybe we should connect. Mary got a tri-tip for dinner tonight and I usually put them on the grill but with the cold weather we decided to put it in the oven. Since we have never done that she did a search of the web and low and behold your site came up. Thanks for the help, it came out great.

    Hope all is well with you.

    Thanks,

    Bill Gallagher

    Reply

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