BBQ Tri-Tip Steak

BBQ Tri-Tip Steak

Steak night doesn’t have to be unhealthy! This marinated tri-tip steak recipe keeps the flavor high and the calories low. We used tri-tip, but you can use this marinade for any lean cut of steak, or try it on pork loin, chicken breasts, or turkey!

Pay attention to the last preparation step that suggests resting the steak for 10 minutes before slicing. This important step allows the juices to settle back into the meat giving you a perfect, juicy steak.

BBQ Tri-Tip Steak
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BBQ Tri-Tip Steak

This juicy BBQ Tri-tip steak is a great one for summer when you're looking for a delicious recipe to throw on the grill.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 3 hrs 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 4 hrs
Servings 7 , 3 oz. each
Calories 219 kcal
Author Beachbody


  • 1 1-inch piece fresh ginger peeled, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 3 Tbsp. all-fruit plum jam or preferred jam
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 bunch green onions sliced
  • 1 medium serrano chiles cut in half, seeds removed, chopped
  • sea salt (or Himalayan salt) and ground black pepper to taste; optional
  • raw tri-tip roast


  1. Place ginger, garlic, jam, soy sauce, oil, and water in a blender; cover. Blend until smooth.

  2. Add onions and chiles; pulse until blended. Season with salt and pepper if desired. 

  3. Place tri-tip in glass dish; top with marinade. Marinate, covered, in refrigerator for 2 to 3 hours. 

  4. Preheat grill on high.

  5. Place tri-tip on grill; brown for 5 minutes on each side. 

  6. Reduce heat to medium; cook slowly, basting with marinade every 5 to 10 minutes. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes on each side or to desired doneness. Test for temperature with a meat thermometer in the thickest part of the tri-tip reaching 125° F. for rare and 140° F. for medium. 

  7. Remove from grill; cover with foil and let sit for 10 minutes. Slice thinly across grain. 

Nutrition Facts
BBQ Tri-Tip Steak
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 219 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 329mg14%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 24g48%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional Information (per serving):
Calories: 219
Total Fat: 10 g
Saturated Fat: 4 g
Cholesterol: 75 mg
Sodium: 329 mg
Carbohydrates: 6 g
Fiber: 0 g
Sugar: 5 g
Protein: 24 g

P90X/P90X2 Portions
1½ Protein
1 Condiment

P90X3 Portions
½ Carb
2 Proteins

Body Beast Portions
2 Vegetables
3 Proteins
½ Fat

Portion Fix Containers
½ Yellow
1 Red

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