The absolute beauty in subscribing to an online butcher lies in the wonderful surprises that await in each order. I’m so accustomed to the steakhouse cuts of beef that I find myself not knowing how to cook different cuts.

The tri-tip in my box this month was one of those cuts I have never had the pleasure of cooking. I did a little research and was able to whip up something delicious for my family and I would definitely make it again!


1 2lb tri-tip

Steak seasoning of choice (I used salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, and Italian herbs)


Marinate your steak with dry seasonings and some olive oil for at least an hour. When ready to cook, preheat oven to 400*.

When ready to cook, heat a heavy bottom skillet with 1 Tbsp of olive oil. When the pan is nice and hot, place the tri-tip in the pan and cook over a medium high heat for 4 minutes on each side.

Place tri-tip on a roasting pan with a rack lined with foil underneath. Roast for 10 minutes per pound for a medium rare. My roast was almost 2lbs so I roasted for 18 minutes.

When done, transfer tri-tip to cutting board and let rest for 10 minutes.

When ready, thinly slice against the grain.

I served this with roasted carrots and potatoes along with a frissee salad and used the steak pan drippings as my “dressing”.

The steak was cooked perfectly. It was a nice treat and definitely felt like a meal we would have had while dining out… which feels like a thing of the past after all this time quarantined but I hope to get more tri-tips in my butcher delivery in the upcoming months.

Stay safe everyone!