Lee Ann Whippen's Teriyaki Grilled Tri Tip Steak

Lee Ann Whippen's Teriyaki Grilled Tri Tip Steak

Category Beef Dinner Grill Date Night Mothers Day
Servings 4
Prep Time 2 Hours
Cook Time 20 minutes

Take your tri tip up a notch with Pit Boss ambassador Lee Ann Whippen's Teriyaki Grilled Tri Tip Steak recipe. Our Cherry Blend Hardwood Pellets help bring out the sweet notes in this unique take on a classic cut.

Chef Lee Ann Whippen


  • 1 whole Tri-Tip (2 lbs.), silver skin removed
  • 1 cup Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1/4 cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Honey
  • 1/2" piece of Fresh Ginger, peeled and minced
  • 3 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup Green Onions, sliced thin
  • 2-3 tbsp Sherry Cooking Wine (optional)


  1. Whisk together all marinade ingredients in medium bowl.
  2. Pour steak in resealable plastic bag, releasing as much air as possible, turning to coat. Refrigerate 2 to 6 hours.
  3. Remove steak from marinate, discarding marinade or bring marinade to simmer over medium low heat in small saucepot to serve for extra sauce.
  4. Prepare gill to high heat for direct grilling. Grill for 12-15 minutes, turning occasionally to cook evenly. Lower heat, if necessary, after achieving desired crust and cook to desired doneness or 125 degrees internal temperature for medium rare.
  5. Let rest for 10 minutes. Slice against the grain.



Pit Boss Cherry Blend Hardwood Pellets

Recipe Note

Top the Tri-Tip with some sesame seeds and serve over steamed rice to bring this flavorful, fusion recipe to another level.


This recipe can be cooked on any of our Pit Boss Grills wood pellet smokers, our vertical pellet smokers, or any of our barbecue grills using the A-Maze-N smoker accessory wood pellet burners.