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Grilled Steak Tips Marinated in Yogurt

Sirloin tips marinated in yogurt provide the most tender grilled steak tips without obscuring their natural beefy flavor.
Prep Time5 hrs
Cook Time10 mins
Resting Time10 mins
Total Time5 hrs 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 400kcal


  • Grill
  • Plastic zipper bag or airtight container
  • Tongs / Spatula
  • Teaspoon and cup measurements
  • Knife
  • Cutting board


  • 3 pounds sirloin steak tips Whole tips are ideal, but if you find them pre-cut too, that'll work.
  • 0.5 cup whole fat yogurt
  • 1 tsp onion powder If you want to use fresh, pureed onion, then use no more than a quarter cup.
  • 1 tsp garlic powder If you want to use fresh crushed garlic, then no more than 2-3 cloves.
  • 1/2 tsp coarse crushed black pepper
  • 1 tbs kosher salt This is just for salting while grilling.


  • If the sirloin steak tips aren't cut into 2 to 3 inch pieces, go ahead and cut them up evenly. This makes them cook like traditional steak tips, but they do require more tending on the grill. If you're in a rush or feeling lazy then you can cook the steak tips whole and slice them after cooking. You won't get a nice char on all sides of each piece and you will definitely need to let the pieces rest before cutting or you'll lose all the juices.
    Home Is A Kitchen - Grilled Steak Tips - Raw Sirloin Tips
  • Place steak tips into a plastic zipper bag along with the 1/2 cup of yogurt, 1 tsp of onion powder, 1tsp of garlic powder, and 1/2 teaspoon of coarse crushed pepper. Seal the bag with a lot of air in it and shake up the bag or rotate the contents to get all of the steak tips covered in the marinade.
    Home Is A Kitchen - Grilled Steak Tips - Marinating in Yogurt
  • When the steak tips are well covered, open the bag, carefully squeeze out the air, and reseal it. Place it in the refrigerator for at least 4 or up to 8 hours before cooking to allow the yogurt to tenderize the meat. Flip the bag over onto the other side, halfway through the marination time.
  • Roughly 30 minutes to an hour before you are ready to grill, take the steak tips out of the refrigerator and let them sit at room temp until ready to grill.
  • Get the grill very hot on high to medium-high heat (roughly 500 - 600 degrees F when the lid is closed). Place each of the steak tips on the grill using tongs and sprinkle some kosher salt over them quickly before closing the lid. Grill them for 4 minutes before opening the lid, flipping them, and grilling for another 3 minutes for medium. (Cook them 3 minutes on one side and 2 or three minutes on the other side for medium rare).
    Home Is A Kitchen - Grilled Steak Tips - Grilling
  • Remove the steak tips and place them on a large plate or serving dish. Let the steak tips rest for 10 minutes before serving to allow a redistribution of the juices.
    Home Is A Kitchen - Grilled Steak Tips Marinated in Yogurt
  • Serve them up with your favorite veggies, rice, mashed potatoes, or with a side of your favorite sauce. They go wonderfully with barbecue sauce, ranch, or hot sauce, but are more than excellent on their own!