6 Hour Tri-tip Marinade

115 Ratings
Recipe courtesy ofDeane Carr

Total: 6 hr 50 min Prep: 15 min Cook: 35 min

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Level: Easy



  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup soybean oil
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup black pepper
  • 1/2 cup garlic salt (recommended: Lawry's)
  • 1/2 cup chopped garlic
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried onions
  • Two 4-pound tri-tips, trimmed


  • 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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115 Ratings

Kandi Keith
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. See All Reviews Post Review

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