6 Hour Tri-tip Marinade

Total Time:
6 hr 50 min
15 min
6 hr
35 min

6 to 8 servings


To make the marinade, mix all of the ingredients except for the beef in a large mixing bowl. Place the trimmed tri-tips in a plastic container and pour the marinade over. Let stand in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours.

Heat grill to medium temperature.

Place tri-tips on grill at a 45 degree angle to establish grill marks and cook about 35 minutes, or until cooked to desired doneness. Remove the tri-tips from the grill and let rest about 2 to 5 minutes before slicing. Serve with your favorite side dishes.

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This marinade was flipping amazing and so easy to do.  Loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved it! Practically the best ever (except for my husband's recipe) Zesty, tangy and complex flavors item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this tonight and loved it! I only made 1 tri tip (approximately 2 pounds). It was already trimmed. I halfed the recipe and marinated it in a ziplock bag. I was afraid of it being too salty and sweet due to other's reviews. I used slightly less garlic salt but everything else I used exactly what was called for. I don't like overly salted foods, but I definitely want it seasoned and salted well. I thought the taste was great. Not overly salty or sweet. I only marinated it for 4 hours due to getting a late start. I had another tri tip and after removing this tri tip from ziplock, I added the next tri tip and put it in the freezer. I bbq'd for about 30 minutes at first on high but then turned the burners it was on top of down to low and left the burner on the side on high. After 30 minutes, I removed from the grill and wrapped in foil for around 15 minutes while I cooked my broccoli. It wasn't overcooked. It was *slightly* pink in the center but I prefer a little more pink. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm thinking of trying this recipe but I'd like to use the oven instead of grill. How long should I cook in the oven and what temp? item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had to grill 25lbs of tri tip steak for a company BBQ. I am so happy that I read all the reviews first before making this marinade. I only had olive oil so I used that. Due to scheduling issues, I knew that I would be marinating for approximately 24 hours so although I tripled the recipe, I cut the salt in half. It was perfect! I had so many compliments and many requests for the recipe. The meat was tender and flavorful. Definitely a repeater! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I reduced the salt by 25%, injected and marinated for 24 hours, dried and let sit with rub for 12 hours, smoked at 220 for 2 hours, removed fat cap,more rub, place tri tip, fat cap and more marinade in pan, smoked 2 more hours, seared on grill to internal of 145, turned out med and my guests said was the most flavorful piece of beef they had ever put in their mouth. BTW, I get mine cut with a healthy fat cap and smoke it fat side up for 2 hours. You don't get the smoke ring as much, but the flavor from the fat makes up for it. Used hickory and apple item not reviewed by moderator and published
Super easy and delicious! I just happened upon this recipe and decided to try it on 2 tri tips that I was cooking for 4th of July BBQ. Everyone raved about how good the tri tip was! Even asking for the recipe. I used fine ground pepper that I had and I marinated them overnight too. Outstanding. Thank you! item not reviewed by moderator and published
well without a doubt one of the best recipes for tri tip we have ever tried, had bbq 6 pounds of tri tip everyone wanted to take some home and i had to email the recipe to each person that showed up, way to go one of the best thank you rick and beck item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought this marinade was pretty good, I cut it in half since I didn't have that large of a cut of meat. My hubby said he thought there was too much sugar and I have to agree. But overall is was good but not great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used a spot less Safflower oil and less demerara sugar. I marinated a tri tip Elk roast for 2 days and it was INCREDIBLE. Enjoyed it as carpaccio and sliced the rest for jerky. I have used this recipe twice and it will continue to be a go to for me. LOVE IT! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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