Cast Iron Skillet Tri-Tip



2-1/2 pound tri-tip

2 teaspoons dark brown sugar

1 teaspoon chili powder

1-1/2 teaspoons dried rosemary

2 teaspoons garlic powder

2 teaspoons onion powder

2 teaspoons kosher salt

2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Mix spices together in a small dish.
  2. Rub spices on both sides of the meat. Set in refrigerator to marinate for 3-4 hours.
  3. Take meat out of refrigerator 30 minutes before cooking.
  4. Heat olive oil in a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat.
  5. Place meat into skillet and sear on each side 4-5 minutes.
  6. Place skillet into preheated 375 degree oven for 20-30 minutes. (Internal temperature should be 120 degrees for rare, 130 degrees for medium-rare and 140 degrees for medium.)
  7. Let tri-tip rest for 5 minutes before slicing. This ensures the juices can redistribute.


Until next time, Kris