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Leftover Tri Tip Recipes

Whether you grilled, baked or made Instant Pot Tri Tip for dinner we have a lot of easy leftover tri tip recipes you can make the next day. Sliced into sandwiches, make a casserole, tacos, salad or pizza with your beef.

What to Make with Leftover Tri-Tip

Leftover tri-tip is a delicious ingredient that can be transformed into various dishes for another satisfying meal. You can make a comfort meal as you see above, a healthy dish atop lettuce for lunch or make a bit spicy for taco Tuesdays! (affiliate links present)

Recipes with Leftover Tri-Tip

Let’s start with how to store Air Fryer Tri Tip after you have enjoyed it so you can use it again. You always want to wait until it cools down to room temperature first. Transfer into a freezer bag and suck all the air out. Store in the fridge and use again within 3 days. You could make 1 or more dishes with it depending on how much you have.

I mean you could use any of our Recipes with Brisket Leftovers since they are both meat. Typically one is cooked longer than the other with a different texture when it is done but nontheless what you make with it chopped up is about the same. Just about anything you’d use ground beef in works well too, just chop into small bits and go for it.

If you just want to add it to buns you just need to understand how to warm it again without drying your slices out. Your best bet is to slice very thin, that will soak up the broth or gravy you put on top. If you initially cooked Tri Tip in Oven you don’t have to use the same method as before. You can;

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Recipes with Leftover Tri-Tip

How to Reheat Leftover Tri Tip

Ok so the key to heating proteins that have been cooked, cooled, kept in the fridge and then heated again is to add moisture. You can do this with a bit of gravy on top or bit of broth. Covered it will essentially steam and get tender yet again. If you’re going to add it into Steak and Potato Soup you wouldn’t need to heat before at all.

  1. Reheating leftover beef in the oven
    • Preheat your oven to 250°F
    • Place leftover tri tip steak in an oven-safe dish or on a baking sheet.
    • Add gravy or a bit of broth inside dish for moisture.
    • Cover the dish or baking sheet loosely with aluminum foil to prevent the meat from drying out.
    • Reheat for about 15-20 minutes, or until it reaches your desired temperature.
  2. How to reheat leftover beef in a pan
    • Slice into thin slices.
    • Heat a skillet or frying pan over medium heat.
    • Add a small amount of oil or butter to the skillet.
    • Once the skillet is hot, add the meat and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side. You can add chili powder for heat if you like now too
  3. How to reheat leftover tri tip in the microwave
    • Place the leftovers on a microwave-safe plate.
    • Add a bit of gravy or beef broth on top to keep moist.
    • Cover the plate loosely with a damp paper towel to help retain moisture.
    • Microwave on high power for 1-2 minutes, or until heated through.

The easiest thing to do with it is to chop what’s left into small pieces and make beef sliders on Hawaiian buns. Or cook it with diced potatoes, onions, and bell peppers in a skillet until crispy and golden brown. Serve the hash topped with fried or poached eggs for a delicious breakfast or brunch dish.

How to Reheat Leftover Tri Tip

What to Make with Leftover Tri-Tip

Layer slices between tortillas for Tri-Tip Quesadillas along with shredded cheese, sliced onions, and peppers to make a fun lunch. Cook on a griddle or birria quesadillas in a skillet until the cheese is melted and the tortillas are crispy, then slice and serve with salsa, guacamole, and sour cream.

  1. Leftover Tri-Tip Sandwiches can be made with thinly sliced the leftovers piled onto rolls or slices of bread. Add your favorite toppings such as cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and onions for a hearty and flavorful air fryer sandwich.
  2. Want to combine with your Leftover Baked Potato Recipe? Just warm them both and stuff with a bit of bbq sauce!
  3. We like to make delicious Tri-Tip Tacos for Tuesdays. Warm up corn or flour tortillas and fill them with sliced meat, along with toppings like shredded cheese, salsa, guacamole, and chopped cilantro for a quick and delicious Air Fryer Tacos night.
  4. You can make a cooler Tri-Tip Salad with mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumber slices, avocado, and your favorite salad dressing for a refreshing and satisfying steak salad. You can also add additional toppings like crumbled cheese, nuts, or dried fruit for extra flavor and texture.
  5. Combine with lots of veggies as Tri-Tip Stir-Fry such as bell peppers, onions, broccoli, and snap peas into a large pot or wok. Add your favorite Stir Fry Marinade Recipe, then serve the mixture over cooked rice or noodles for a quick and flavorful meal.

Tri-Tip Pizza with meat as a topping with cheese. Spread marinara or barbecue sauce on a crust, sprinkle with shredded cheese, and add the sliced protein along with other toppings like onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, and olives. Bake until the cheese is melted. Leftover Beef Mac and Cheese is a great way to use up any sort of protein you have really.

Leftover Tri Tip Recipes

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Leftover Tri Tip Recipes

Easy leftover tri tip recipes here. Make casserole, mac and cheese, tacos, pizza, salad, quesadillas or leftover tri-tip sandwiches with reheated beef slices.
Course Entree
Cuisine American
Keyword beef, leftover recipe, tri tip
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 1522kcal
Author The Typical Mom




  • Cook noodles in boiling salted water until al dente. Strain. In large pot melt butter on medium heat and stir in flour until lightly golden brown. Stir in heavy cream.
  • Stir in shredded cheeses and garlic + onion powder until smooth and melted. Add salt and pepper to taste. Fold in your cooked noodles, stir to coat.
  • Warm small bite sized leftover beef in microwave for 30 seconds. Fold in your diced leftover brisket until coated in the sauce. Allow to sit and thicken for 5 minutes and then serve.
Nutrition Facts
Leftover Tri Tip Recipes
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 1522 Calories from Fat 999
% Daily Value*
Fat 111g171%
Saturated Fat 65g406%
Trans Fat 0.2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 29g
Cholesterol 380mg127%
Sodium 1024mg45%
Potassium 787mg22%
Carbohydrates 63g21%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 68g136%
Vitamin A 3559IU71%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 1045mg105%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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