Trader Joe’s Beef Tri-Tip Roast

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Thomas here. Mallory asked me to guest post today as I’m becoming the cook of the house while she takes care of 50+ clients. She’s pretty amazing!

trader joe's tri tip roast

This is not so much a recipe as a public service announcement. I was so glad to come across this unseasoned Tri Tip Roast at Trader Joe’s. The macros are insane at 5g fat and 24g protein. We have had all of the seasoned and marinated varieties and enjoyed them all, especially the Santa Maria. This time we bought the unseasoned version and gave it a go. I kept it simple and it turned out incredible. I highly recommend giving this a try!

Recipe:

  • Tri tip roast
  • 3/4 tbsp garlic powder per lb
  • 1/2 tbsp salt per lb
  • 1/2 tbsp pepper per lb
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

You can use a grill or cast iron skillet and an oven to cook. Heat grill or cast iron skillet to high and preheat oven to 375F.  Rinse meat and pat dry. Season meat with salt, pepper, and garlic powder on all sides. Lightly brush meat with olive oil.

If you’re using a grill sear 1-2 min per side on direct heat and then allow to cook 10-15 min per side on indirect heat.

If you’re using a skillet and oven, add any leftover oil to the pan and heat. Sear all sides of roast 1-2 min per side in cast iron skillet. Place Skillet in oven, cook 10-15 min, flip, and allow roast to rest, loosely covered in foil for 5-10 min.

Macros (for 4 oz uncooked meat): 140 calories, 4g fat, 0g carbs, 24g protein

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We paired it with half a baked potato, Lean Cuisine mac & cheese, and steamable broccoli for a delicious dinner!

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