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thin-sliced tri-tip steak with sauce on plate

Grilled Tri-Tip Steak with Tiger Sauce

Summer barbecues call for grilled steak, and not just any steak but delicious, tender, juicy grilled Tri-tip topped with spicy, tangy, homemade tiger sauce. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Marinating Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 585kcal
Author Tiffany


  • 1 ½ pounds Tri-Tip Steak
  • cup teriyaki sauce see note
  • cup mayo
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha sauce or garlic chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice more as needed/to taste


  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons Chinese five spice seasoning optional
  • 2 teaspoons sriracha sauce


  • Combine all marinade ingredients in a medium bowl and whisk well. Add Tri-Tip Steak, toss to coat, and cover. Let marinate for 20-30 minutes.
  • Stir together mayo and sriracha sauce. Add lime juice and stir. Sauce should be a good consistency for drizzling. If not, add more lime juice or a few teaspoons of water as needed to thin it out.
  • Use tongs to transfer the marinated Tri-Tip to a grill preheated to high. (Discard marinade). Sear on each side about 2 minutes to get a good sear/grill lines. Reduce heat to medium and continue to cook 8-10 minutes until internal temperature reads 145 degrees F.
  • Remove from grill, allow to rest about 5 minutes. Slice across the grain, then drizzle with teriyaki sauce and spicy mayo. Serve immediately.


Teriyaki sauce: my homemade teriyaki sauce has no "weird" ingredients, is ready in just 10 minutes, and tastes SO good. You'll only need about half of a batch, so you can either half the teriyaki sauce recipe, or make the full batch and then store the rest in the fridge or freezer for later (my favorite method!). 


Calories: 585kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Monounsaturated Fat: 20g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 120mg | Sodium: 2996mg | Potassium: 711mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 26IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 4mg