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Tri Tip

Regular price $20.00

Tri Tip - Tender and Flavorful

Cooking Methods:

  1. Grilling: Fire up your grill to medium-high heat and sear the tri tip on each side for about 4-5 minutes. Then, move it to indirect heat and continue grilling until the internal temperature reaches 130-135°F for medium-rare or 140-145°F for medium. Let it rest for 10-15 minutes before slicing against the grain.
  2. Oven Roasting: Preheat your oven to 425°F. Season the tri tip with your favorite rub or marinade, then roast it in a shallow pan for about 25-30 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches the desired doneness. Let it rest for a few minutes before carving.

Preparation Tips:
- Before cooking, trim excess fat from the tri tip to prevent flare-ups and ensure even cooking.
- Consider marinating the tri tip for a few hours or overnight to infuse it with extra flavors. A simple marinade can be made with a mixture of olive oil, garlic, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and your choice of herbs and spices.
- For even cooking, bring the tri tip to room temperature before grilling or roasting.
- Score the fat cap in a diamond pattern to help render the fat and enhance the flavor.

Seasonings and Rubs:
- Classic Santa Maria Style: Combine kosher salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and dried herbs like rosemary and thyme. Rub this mixture generously onto the tri tip before cooking.
- Coffee and Chili Rub: Create a unique flavor profile by mixing ground coffee, chili powder, brown sugar, smoked paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper. Apply this rub to the tri tip for a bold and slightly smoky taste.

Sauce Ideas:
- Chimichurri Sauce: Blend together fresh parsley, cilantro, garlic, red wine vinegar, olive oil, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Drizzle this vibrant sauce over the sliced tri tip for a burst of herbaceous and tangy flavors.
- Red Wine Reduction: Simmer red wine, beef broth, minced shallots, garlic, and a sprig of thyme until the liquid reduces and thickens. Drizzle this rich and savory sauce over the tri tip slices for a luxurious touch.

Recipe Ideas:

Santa Maria-style barbecue:


  • 2-3 pounds Beef Tri-Tip
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust according to spice preference)

For serving:
- Salsa (such as pico de gallo or tomato salsa)
- Grilled bread or rolls
- Beans (such as pinto or black beans)


  1. Prepare the grill for direct grilling over medium-high heat, around 400°F .
  2. In a small bowl, combine the kosher salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and cayenne pepper to create the dry rub.
  3. Pat the Beef Tri-Tip dry with paper towels and generously season all sides with the dry rub. Gently press the rub into the meat to ensure it adheres.
  4. Once the grill is ready, place the Tri-Tip directly over the heat. Cook for about 4-6 minutes per side, or until you achieve a nice sear and the internal temperature reaches around 130°F for medium-rare. Adjust cooking time according to desired doneness.
  5. Remove the Tri-Tip from the grill and let it rest for 10-15 minutes to allow the juices to redistribute.
  6. Slice the Tri-Tip against the grain into thin slices, about 1/4-inch thick.
  7. Serve the sliced Tri-Tip with salsa, grilled bread or rolls, and beans. You can also add additional side dishes like salad or grilled vegetables.

Enjoy your Santa Maria-style barbecue with Beef Tri-Tip!

Note: Santa Maria-style barbecue traditionally uses red oak wood for grilling, which imparts a distinct flavor. If available, you can use red oak wood chips or chunks during grilling for an authentic taste.