Santa Maria Tri Tip Recipe

Santa Maria Tri Tip is a specialty in Southern California. It's great on its own, or in a sandwich. Photo by Veronica Hill.

Santa Maria Tri Tip is a specialty in Southern California. It’s great on its own, or in a sandwich. Photo by Veronica Hill.

This Santa Maria tri tip recipe is my favorite tailgating recipe. I marinate the beef tri tip the day before in a Ziploc bag,  filled with olive oil and spices. When you’re ready for the game, just throw the steak in the ice chest with your supplies and you’re good to go. 

This recipe for tri tip is great sliced and eaten on its own, or put into sandwich rolls topped with grilled onions, peppers and a horseradish sauce. You can make your own horseradish sauce by mixing some horseradish paste with sour cream or mayonnaise to your taste. Serve with grilled corn on the cob. This will feed about 10 of your hungriest friends, and you can easily double this recipe to serve more. 

Serve the Santa Maria Tri Tip on a sandwich roll with grilled peppers, onions and horseradish sauce. Photo by Veronica Hill.

Serve the Santa Maria Tri Tip on a sandwich roll with grilled peppers, onions and horseradish sauce. Photo by Veronica Hill.

Santa Maria Tri Tip Recipe

Serving Size: 8-10

Santa Maria Tri Tip Recipe

Ingredients

  • 5 pounds of tri tip beef
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic-shallot puree
  • Tri tip marinade (dry rub):
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon salt

Instructions

  1. Combine your tri tip dry rub ingredients, mixing well.
  2. In a Ziploc bag, mix tri tip beef with about olive oil and garlic-shallot puree. Add your dry rub mix and shake to combine. Let set for at least 1/2 hour, or place in the refrigerator overnight until you're ready to leave for your tailgate.
  3. Grill over indirect heat until it's done, about 8-10 minutes on each side. Cooking tri tip can take around 30 minutes, depending on the temperature of your grill.
  4. For a smoky flavor, try adding some grape wood to your grill.

Recipe by Jason Hill / CookingSessions.com

http://cookingsessions.com/santa-maria-tri-tip-recipe/

 

Santa Maria Tri Tip Recipe (Video)

Watch this video on YouTube: Tri Tip Recipe