How to Reheat Tri Tip: 3 Methods to Choose From

It is safe to assume that tri-tip is the tastiest part of the sirloin. There are a lot of recipes that you can create out of this cut. For example, I usually incorporate grilling or roasting whenever I have the opportunity to get this meat. After all, the meat itself has the right combination of tenderness and toughness, making it very delectable. It is also inexpensive.

Of course, there is always this incessant desire within us to preserve whatever food we prepare on our table. Delectable delicacies like roasted or grilled tri-tip are among the recipes that you don't want to throw out. At this point, if you don't know how to reheat tri tip, then you are missing a lot. 

A reheated tri-tip is an excellent ingredient for other meals. For example, you can add it to grilled veggies. Some of the reheated leftovers can still be additives for sandwiches and salads. But before you can enjoy these benefits, you should know the proper method of reheating tri-tips. Check out this guide to find out!


How to Reheat Tri Tip

Before we start, let me divulge some important reminders first. Just pay attention to the quality of the meat. Specifically, you should know that tri-tips are relatively tough. A lot of people tend to overwhelm with heat so that they can become tender. Now, there is no problem with this method. However, if you are planning to do reheat the meat, you should never make it very soft. 

This is the reason why it is more appropriate to grill or roast the meat instead of frying it. Slow and indirect cooking is more applicable to this food, rather than bursting them through fire. In this way, you can easily restore the quality of the meat when you reheat them. 

Similarly, reheating tri-tips should also involve moderation of heat. Just take it easy to prevent the meat from being mushy. 

Now, you can apply various reheating methods to tri-tips. Here are some of the most effective ones. 

Method 1: Sous Vide

Don't be intimidated by the term of this reheating method. Specifically, sous vide is the art of sealing any ingredients in a vacuum-seal bag, then heat it on water at a certain temperature. Many see this is the savviest way of cooking food, as it does not damage any parts of the flesh at all. 

Sous vide is an excellent way of reheating tri-tips because the bag protects the latter from being exposed to the heat of the water. In short, it is capable of curbing the chances of overheating down to zero. 

But of course, the downside of this cooking method is that you need a sous vide machine. If you can invest in home-grade models of this device, by all means, do so. But if you can't, there is an alternative to it.

Step 1:

Put the tri-tip leftovers in a resealable food bag. Make sure that you expel as much air as you can out of the bag to prevent oxidation from taking place. 

Step 2:

Place a wide saute pan on the stove. Next, set a stockpot above it. The purpose of this design is that the saucepan can mitigate the heat being transmitted to the pot. As a result, you can have better control on the temperature of the water. Once done, half-fill the pot with water. 

Step 3:

Crank the stove to operate and set it to the medium-heat setting. Let the temperature of the water rise to up to 130 degrees Fahrenheit (if your tri-tips have been cooked to medium-rare). Set it to 140 degrees Fahrenheit if you have medium tri-tips. For well-done tri-tips, just increase the water temperature to 160 degrees Fahrenheit. It would be great if you have an instant-read thermometer in this method to avoid the guessing game. 

Step 4:

Let the water be heated for around 40 to 50 minutes. If the bag floats, just turn it around. 

Method 2: Oven

If for some reason, you can apply the sous vide approach, then the obvious route that you have now is reheating through the oven. Now, there is nothing wrong with this method. It is just that you need adequate control over the process to ensure that the meat won't get dry and paltry. But once you can successfully execute the following steps, you can turn your tri-tips into brand new! 

Step 1:

Start by heating the oven into warm. 

Step 2:

While doing so, wrap the tri-tips with an oven-safe aluminum foil. Next, put the foil-covered tri-tips on a lined sheet pan and shove it in inside the oven. Have the tri-tips be heated for around 30 to 40 minutes. You can add a 5-minute increment to ensure that all of the meat flesh have been heated thoroughly. 

Method 3: Stove Top

Another practical method of reheating tri-tips is through your stove. You should try this method if you have cooking liquid like a gravy at your disposal. 

Step 1:

Pour around 1/2 cup of gravy into a saucepan. Heat it under medium-heat setting and wait until the gravy starts to get hot. 

Step 2:

Place the leftover tri-tips in the saucepan. Cover the latter with a lid and wait for around 15 minutes before flipping the meat. The temperature that the gravy should have still depend on the meat that you have. For example, the liquid should be 130 degrees Fahrenheit if you are reheating medium-rare trips. The temperatures are actually similar to sous vide. 


As you can see, there are plenty of ways on how to reheat tri tip. It is only up to you to decide which one of them do you can rejuvenate the original texture and taste of your meat. For me, I recommend that you should learn all these methods that I have featured. After all, a versatile cook always has the upper hand in the kitchen. 

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