Santa Maria Tri-Tip

Santa Maria Tri-Tip

Courtney Every

The tri-tip is a delicious treat that is very popular on the west coast. Our friends at All Things BBQ show us a great recipe for this cut of beef!



  • Preheat cooker to 400º.
  • Begin by trimming the Tri-Tip and placing it in a Ziploc bag or shallow container. Pour the marinade over it, cover and refrigerate for 2 - 3 hours.
  • Remove Tri-Tip from marinade and liberally apply the seasoning, let the meat sit for at least 15 minutes to allow the seasoning to penetrate the meat.
  • Place the Tri-Tip on the grill, turning every 5 - 7 minutes. Grill for 15 - 20 minutes for medium-rare (internal temperature of 135º).
  • The outside of the roast will darken up and develop a charred crust. This is desired and one of the signature characteristics of this barbecue recipe.
  • Remove the Tri-Tip from the grill and place on a large platter. Let it rest for 15 minutes before slicing in 1/4” thick pieces across the grain. Serve as you would any barbecued beef.

**Recipe courtesy of All Things BBQ and guest Chef Any Groneman.