Grilled Tri-Tip Roast With Tequila Marinade

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

Bon Appetite. June 2000. Note marination time. Make ahead!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Whisk first 10 ingredients in medium bowl. Using small sharp knife, pierce meat all over.
  2. Place meat in large resealable plastic bag; add marinade. Seal bag. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight, turning plastic bag occasionally.
  3. Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat). Remove meat from marinade. Discard marinade.
  4. Grill meat to desired doneness, about 10 minutes per side for medium-rare. Transfer to cutting board.
  5. Tent with foil; let stand 10 minutes. Cut diagonally across grain.
Most Helpful

This was an excellent marinade. There was lots of humming going on while it was eaten. Here in MS most butchers have not heard of a tri-tip. It is used for ground beef here. We're from CA and really missed having a good tri-tip roast cooked on the grill. We were fortunate enough to find this cut at Whole Foods in Memphis and this marinade made this expensive cut of meat well worth the price. Will definitely try this marinade on other cuts of beef and perhaps even pork.

Kim of MS July 26, 2010

Love This!!! My only comment is make sure you let the meat marrinate long enough!

jewhitman September 16, 2010

What a find this recipe was! Fabulous! The meat was so tender and flavorful, I have never bought a tri tip before.....this will be a family favorite for the summer....thanks

CIndytc August 10, 2009