Need another air fryer recipe to add to your repertoire? This Air Fryer Tri Tip is packed with flavor, super juicy and perfeclty crispy.
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The air fryer comes to the rescue again with a quick, juicy main dish that is delicious with everything. The exterior of the tri tip gets incredibly crispy in the air fryer while the interior stays tender.
When you can have a fancy dinner in minutes, you know it’s going to be a win.
Ingredients for Air Fryer Tri Tip
Prep Your Tri Tip
A big hunk of meat cooks best when the chill is off the meat. This means, it’s best if you grab it out of the fridge about 30 minutes before cooking. This will help it cook more evenly.
Rub the tri tip evenly on all sides with the coffee rub. Now it’s time to air fry.
Air Fryer Time
Place the prepped tri tip in the basket of your air fryer. The cook time will depend on how you prefer your beef cooked.
If you like a rare tri tip, you are aiming for 125 degrees. Prefer medium? You’ll want your internal temperature around 145 degrees. And for well, you’ll want it at 160 degrees.
The best way to ensure your meat is cooked to your preferred tempearture is using a digital meat thermometer. It’s one of my most used kitchen gadgets.
Set your air fryer to 400 degrees and cook for 8 minutes. Flip and cook for another 8 minutes. At this point, check the temperature. If it’s not cooked enough, cook up to 4 minutes more.
Let It Rest
Once the tri tip is done cooking, place it on a cutting board and let it rest for 5 to 10 minutes. This will allow the juices to redistribute and keep it super juicy.
Thinly slice the tri tip against the grain and serve.
How To Serve Air Fryer Tri Tip
This tri tip is amazing on its own but if you want to step up your game, whip up a batch of chimichurri sauce to slather over it.
It’s also super tasty with some barbecue sauce.
Whip up a batch of mashed potatoes or smoked gouda macaroni and cheese to serve along side the tri tip. You won’t regret either choice.
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Air Fryer Tri Tip
- Air fryer
- 2 Tablespoons coffee rub
- 1.25 pounds tri tip
- Sprinkle both sides of the tri tip with the coffee rub. Pat into the tri tip.
- Place in air fryer. Cook at 400 degrees for 8 minutes. Flip tri tip and cook another 8 minutes. Check temperature. If you are looking for rare you want 125 degrees, medium is 145 degrees and well is 160 degrees. If it is not cooked enough, cook another minute at 400 degrees. Continue until you have reached the desired temperature.
February 11, 2022 at 9:11 am
I don’t see the recipe for your rub. Could you please post that? I can’t wait to try this! This is for the tri tip! Thank you!😊
February 11, 2022 at 9:18 am
Hey Candy! You can find the recipe here: https://www.megseverydayindulgence.com/2019/06/26/coffee-rub/. Hope you love it!!!