Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Grilled Tri-Tip 6 Hour Marinade

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  • 1-2 lbs tri-tip, trimmed 
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons garlic salt
  • 4-6 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/2 onion, diced (or you can use 1/4 cup dry onion)

1. Mix all of the ingredients, excluding the tri-tip, in a large mixing bowl. 

2. Place the trimmed tri-tips in the marinade bowl, cover, 
& let stand in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours.
(After 6 hours)
3.  Lightly oil BBQ grates, then turn BBQ on medium high heat for a few minutes. When grill is ready place tri-tip at a 45 degree angle & allow the roast to sit for 2-3 minutes or until nice grill marks form, turn tri-tip & do the same of the other side. When grill marks are set, set BBQ to medium-low heat, move tri-tip over so it is not directly over flames. Cook for 30-35 minutes or until tri-tip reaches your desired doneness.
 **Grill Tip** make sure to watch tri-tip very closely during this time as the fat from this roast can fall into the flame & cause major flames or a grease fire. Cook with caution! 

4. When done, place tri-tip on a plate or cutting board, cover with foil & let rest for 5-7 minutes to allow juiced to collect.

5. Cut tri-tip in 1/4 inch slices at an angle.

Plate Finished Product
Tri-Tip pairs well with smashed sweet potatoes, grilled veggies, 

I love tri-tip & I love to grill so this dish is the best of both worlds. I used a modification of Bobby Flay's 6 hour marinade & it turned out perfect! I paired it with smashed sweet potatoes, grilled veggies, & a delicious kale, apple, & bacon salad. See links above.


  There is not much I would modify in this recipe, I was 100% satisfied with the final product. If you like a lot of garlic you can mince some & add the chopped garlic as well. If you want more of a kick you can add some red pepper flakes to the marinade. Whole30/Paleo modifications, replace canola oil with olive oil, replace soy sauce with coconut amino, & remove sugar or use date paste.

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