Recipe by Chef John
"The town of Santa Maria, California, is home to one of America's most delicious barbecue specialties: black-on-the-outside, pink-on-the-inside, grilled beef tri-tip steak. The tri-tip is cut from the bottom sirloin, and if cooked properly produces a very flavorful, extremely juicy piece of beef."
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freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons
1 (2 1/2 pound)
beef tri-tip roast
red wine vinegar
We loved this recipe. I am going to save the spice list for other meats it was such a great combination. The meat was a little hotter on the inside than stated but it may have been because it sat out longer than 4 hours. I will take that into consideration next time. The left overs are tender and can be used a variety of ways. The next day I sliced thin against the grain and made steak salads topped with homemade shoestring french fries...yum. I seriously cant wait to make this again.
I am from Santa Maria,CA and I can tell you that Santa Maria tri-tip experts are purists, with the simplest of seasonings being used, powdered garlic, salt, pepper and maybe some parsley. One of the other things about Santa Maria-style tri-tip is that it is cooked over red oak wood. The oak and the simple seasonings are what brings out the excellent flavor of the meat.
Best. Tri Tip. Recipe. EVER.
The BEST tri-tip I have ever made! I made the rub and the sauce as directed then hubby watched the video and grilled it exactly as Chef John instructed. VERY VERY GOOD!!!
Made this exactly as directed, but it charred so badly that the flavor of the meat was lost. I prefer traditional Tri-Tip seasonings of salt, pepper, garlic powder. We now just sear it on the grill on high, then move to indirect heat to roast until cooked medium.
Exceptional! Tasted like steakhouse steak! We used Tri-Tip steaks from Costco and they were delicious... will definitely make again - no brainer.
This was phenomenal. I made it exactly to the recipe except I ran out of propane for my grill and had to finish it under the broiler. So fricken' tasty! Mom raved about it, saying it was seasoned perfectly, and the boy and I thoroughly enjoyed it thinly sliced on a sandwich the next day. Will definitely make again!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Santa Maria Grilled Tri-Tip Beef
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 217
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