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sliced tri tip steak on slate cutting board

How To Cook Tri-Tip Steak On A Stove

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: main course
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


Are you looking for an easy and quick way to make delicious steak strips? Then you need to know how to cook tri-tip steak strips on the stove! This easy 20 minute recipe is sure to be one of your favorite steak recipes.


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  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 pounds tri-tip steak, 1" thick


  1. Trim any excess fat from either side of your steak.
  2. Heat a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Once the skillet is hot, add olive oil to the pan.
  3. When the oil is hot, add the steak strips to the skillet and season with salt and pepper to taste (you can also add an easy recipe for a dry rub of your choice).
  4. Sear the steak strips for 2 minutes per side.
  5. Reduce the heat to medium.
  6. Cook the steak 6-8 minutes for medium doneness or 9-11 minutes for well done. Use a meat thermometer to check for doneness.
  7. Remove the steak from the skillet to rest for at least 5 minutes.
  8. Slice the steak into strips with a very sharp knife against the grain and serve. Enjoy!



  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 311
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 120.1 mg
  • Fat: 11.3 g
  • Trans Fat:
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 48.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 136 mg

Keywords: skillet tri-tip steak

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