How To Grill Tri Tip

Fun fact: my dad’s a butcher & my stepdad is Argentine… So girl knows how to grill. This bison tri-tip is medium rare perfection & bursting with flavor! I’m a big fan of focusing on what I CAN eat, and really enjoying it. A beautiful piece of meat is no exception. Orange Marinated Bison Tri-Tip.

I’m going to walk you through how I to grill tri-tip. These tri tip roasts get their name because as they cook they get three sides, like a triangle shape.

I like to marinate before I grill tri tip. Go with a high temp sear, then a slow cook to finish. I chose pieces that aren’t too big and it still cooks up in less than twenty minutes.

So here’s how I grill my tri-tip and it works for beef or bison!

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How To Grill Tri Tip

  • Prep Time: 60
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 90


  • 1.5lb tri tip roast
  • 1 large naval orange
  • 3 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp coarse sea salt
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 small onion


  1. Place tri tip in a bowl or container.
  2. Peel and slice an onion.
  3. Rub meat down with fat.
  4. Sprinkle tri tip with salt and garlic powder all over.
  5. Squeeze orange into bowl, add coconut aminos, then onion.
  6. Toss and mix, rubbing down meat.
  7. Cover and place in fridge for an hour (or until you’re ready to cook, even overnight).
  8. Remove meat from fridge at least 30 minutes prior to cooking.
  9. Heat one side of your grill to 450F.
  10. Place tri-tip on the hot side of the grill and brush with fat. Close lid and cook for 6 minutes. Turn it to another side.
  11. Brush with fat again, and close the lid, cook for another 6 minutes. Turn over to the third side (last side that hasn’t browned) and cook for 3 minutes.
  12. Move to cold side of the grill, opposite the side that was turned on.
  13. Lower the heat on the side that is on to low.
  14. Let it sit for 10 minutes undisturbed.
  15. Remove from grill.
  16. Let it sit another 5 minutes before slicing.
  17. We had this with sliced radishes tossed in olive oil & fresh mint.
  18. Delectable.


  • Serving Size: 3

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