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Grilled Tri-Tip Steak Marinade. How to make a juicy and flavorful tri-tip steak on the grill paired with Alexia premium side dishes. www.modernhoney.com

Grilled Tri-Tip Steak Marinade

A simple grilled steak marinade will transform any steak into a tender and flavorful dinner.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 277 kcal
Author Melissa Stadler, Modern Honey


  • 2 - 3 lb. Tri-Tip Steak or Flank Steak or any steak of choice
  • 1/4 - 1/3 cup Oil
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce or GF Tamari
  • 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper
  • Salt to generously coat the outside of steak

Garnish (optional):

  • Butter
  • Garlic
  • Parsley


  1. In a medium-sized bowl, combine oil, lemon juice, soy sauce, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, and pepper. Whisk together.
  2. Place steak in a Ziploc bag and pour marinade over steak. Let marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. 2 - 4 hours is more ideal.
  3. Heat outdoor grill to high.
  4. Once the grill is heated, place tri-tip steak on the grill. Generously salt each side of steak. Sear each side for 5 - 8 minutes per side.
  5. Lower to medium to medium-low heat and continue to grill for 6-10 minutes or until thermometer reaches 130 degrees in the center of the steak. Tri-tip steaks can range in thickness. It is suggested to use a meat thermometer to check the temperature to ensure the meat isn't overcooked. The total cooking time will be 20 - 25 minutes at the least. An average 2-lb. tri-tip will need about 25 minutes total cooking time.
  6. Since tri-tip steaks vary in thickness, your best bet is to use a meat thermometer to check for temperature. The instant-read thermometer reads 120 degrees for rare, 130 degrees for medium-rare, and 140 degrees for medium.
  7. Remove steak from grill and let rest for 10 -15 minutes before slicing. Slice across the grain for the most tender meat.
  8. May serve with garlic parsley butter.
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Tri-Tip Steak Marinade
Amount Per Serving
Calories 277 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 99mg33%
Sodium 470mg20%
Potassium 547mg16%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin C 4.7mg6%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.