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Grilled Tri-tip Roast Recipe
  • READY IN 4+ hrs

Grilled Tri-tip Roast

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"This roast is delicious served on a French roll with au jus dip!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    4 hrs
  • READY IN

    4 hrs 10 mins

Directions

  1. Prepare an outdoor grill for indirect heat, and lightly oil grate.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, and salt. Rub mixture all over the roast.
  3. Place the roast, fat side up on the hot grill with a pan underneath it to catch the drippings. Bake/roast for 4 to 6 hours, or until done. Check for doneness with a meat thermometer. Minimum temperature should be around 165 degrees F (78 degrees C).
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 22, 2007

This was quite good. I combined some advice of others and marinated the meat for about 8 hours in 1/4 cup of olive oil, 1/4 cup of red wine vinegar, and 1 Tbsp soy sauce. My roast was only about 2 pounds, so I made the same amount of seasoning and rubbed 1/2 on the meat and then mixed the rest with the marinade. I baked this at 350 for 55 minutes rather than grilling it. It was juicy and tender.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 16, 2008

We love tri-tip. 4-6 hours is way too long. Sear at a high heat then move to indirect heat. Depending on the size 1- 1 1/2 hours is plenty. Take of grill @ 130 deg. for med-rare. let stand.

 

23 Ratings

Jul 06, 2006

First thing you don't have to cook this 4-6 hours. Ours was done in 2 1/2 hours. So check yours at least 1/2 through. Remember to add beef broth or water to the drip pan, otherwise all the flavorful drippings will burn up before the roast is done. Once the roast was done, I added minced garlic, 1/4 cup of red wine, and 1/2 beef broth to the drippings and reduced to 1/2 for the au jus. Fantastic sandwiches with grilled onions and mushrooms with cheese!

 
Jun 08, 2008

Thank for all the information in this section. I Grilled a Tri Tip for the first time today, and it looks awesome. I followed the "indirect heat" method, whereby I put the charcoals on one side of the grill and put the roast on the other side (actually, I had three tri tips). I also found an old pan and put it at the botton to use as a drip pan. I added about a cup of water to the pan to keep the drippings from drying out. I only cooked my roasts for 3.5 hours because I didn't want it to become too dried-out. As for the drippings, not much dripped down into the pan. However, after I let the roasts sit for about an hour, a ton of juice came out. I put that into a small 1 quart pot, added some soy sauce, 1/4 cup red wine, 1 teaspoon of minced garlic, and some salt... and heated it up and let it boil for a few minutes, to make the Au Ju sauce. After a little "tinkering", I got the perfect taste, but the sauce was a little bit lumpy. Since I didn't have any cheesecloth, I came up with a great idea to use a coffee filter to strain the Au Ju sauce. So I just put the filter into the filter cup, like I was making a single cup of coffee, and poured the sauce through. It took a while to get it all done, but the coffee filter got rid of all those specks of meat and fat, as well as the big chunks of garlic that was left over... and the end result was AWESOME. My Au Ju sauce was very clear, with a reddish hue to it. It looked like it was made in a restaurant, and the taste

 
Apr 28, 2007

This is fantastic! We used a smaller size roast (1.5lbs) and it took about an hour. It can dry out easy so don't overcook. About 160 or 165 is about right. We paired this meat with the Tasty Green Beans recipe on here and the two flavors melted together so nicely. My 7 yr old was the first to comment on how the flavors complimented each other, and he was right. Definitely a keeper! If you want to try one and don't have time to marinade it, buy one from the store already marinated. Or if you don't want to grill, put roast in the oven at 450 for about 10 minutes, than lower to 350 and cover with aluminum foil. You can take off foil for the last 10 mins if you prefer.

 
Jan 25, 2004

Really tasty.

 
Aug 18, 2007

FIRST TIME COOKING THE TRI TIP ROAST ON THE GRILL. I FOLLOWED DIRECTIONS WITH ONLY ONE ADJUSTMENT. INSTEAD OF GARLIC POWER, I USED MINCED GARLIC. EVERYTHING ELSE WAS AS DIRECTED, AND IT WAS DELIOUS !! MAKE SURE YOU WATCH IT TO NOT OVER COOK. WE LIKE OURS MED-RARE, AND IT ACTUALLY COOKED IN ABOUT 50 TO 55 MINUTES. I THINK ANY LONGER IT WOULD HAVE BEEN TO DRY. THANKS FOR THE RECIPE!

 
Nov 15, 2006

Very good! Only had to cook it for 2 hours...the drippings were delicious! Added a little soy sauce and olive oil to the seasonings and made a marinade. We basted it every 20 minutes or so. MAKE SURE you add some liquid to your pan or your drippings will dry up.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 495 kcal
  • 25%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 0.6 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 152 mg
  • 51%
  • Fat
  • 34.1 g
  • 52%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 43.5 g
  • 87%
  • Sodium
  • 411 mg
  • 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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