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Grilled beef is the perfect ingredient for so many summertime dishes. From tacos to steak salad, you’ll be enjoying this delicious grilled beef tri-tip the entire summer long. The combination of a dry rub and basting the beef while grilling creates a blackened outside with a juicy, delicious inside. Easy to make, this grilled beef freezes well too.

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GF DF Santa Maria Tri-Tip Grilled Beef

Richard Wolf
The combination of a dry rub and basting the beef while grilling creates a blackened outside with a juicy, delicious inside.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 10 servings
Calories 276 kcal

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The Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 lb beef roast, tri-tip
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp rosemary, dried
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup sunflower oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • Sunflower oil, for coating the meat

The Process

The Rub

  • Combine salt, pepper, garlic powder, parprika, onion powder, rosemary, and cayenne pepper in small bowl.
  • Place the beef roast on a sheet pan, cover lightly with sunflower oil, and coat on all sides with the the spice blend.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refridgerate for at least 4 hours.

Make the Basting Sauce

  • After 4 hours, remove the beef from the refrigerator and let come to room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • During this time, combine in a small mixing bowl, the vinegar, sunflower oil, crushed garlic, and Dijon mustard. Mix well.

Grilling the Beef

  • Preheat the grill to high and lightly oil the grates.
  • Once heated, place the beef on the grill and brush with the basting sauce. Cook beef for 5 minutes, flip, baste, and then repeat the flipping and basting every 5 minutes, for a total of 25-30 minutes or until the internal temperature reahces 130 degrees. (use an probe thermometer to check temp)
  • Remove from the grill and let rest at least 10 minutes before slicing.

Serving and Storage

  • Cut the beef into slice and eat right away, or portion in containers and freeze up to two months.



Serving: 4ozCalories: 276kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 22gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 78mgSodium: 561mgPotassium: 402mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 61IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 26mgIron: 3mg
Keyword beef, tri-tip
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