Easy Grilled Tri-Tip

READY IN: 4hrs 28mins
Recipe by Busy Lindsay

This is a quick and easy way to marinate tri-tip. This really brings out the flavor of the beef. The cooking time I noted is passive cooking time and includes the time it takes to marinate the meat.

Top Review by diner524

This is an excellent marinade, especially since it has ingredients that I always have on hand. It only takes a minute to get together and then put meat in and your done till grill time. I went to 3 stores around me and none of them had a tri-tip roast so I had to substitute sirloin steak, which was about 3 lbs. I let the meat marinade for about 3-4 hours and it was so tasty!!! I don't know if I would use a tri-tip now, since this steak was so good!!! Made for Spring PAC 2008. Thanks for a great recipe, that will be used often, Busy Lindsay.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all ingredients (except meat) to a small bowl and stir.
  2. Transfer all ingredients (including meat) to large plastic bag.
  3. Seal bag, making sure to get most of the air out.
  4. Massage marinade into meat through the bag. Let marinate in the refrigerator for 4 – 8 hours, don’t marinate overnight as it makes the meat too salty.
  5. Grill tri tip for about 15 – 20 minutes on each side or until desired doneness.

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