Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep 2 hrs
Cook 30 mins

Even tri-tips need to get tipsy once in awhile! (Note: Remove most fat from tri tip, but leave some on the bottom side for flavoring meat while grilling.)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix tequila, sesame oil, Dijon mustard, balsamic vinegar, garlic, salt, and pepper in a small bowl then place in a large zip-top bag with tri-tip. Marinate at least two hours before desired grilling time.
  2. Grilling Method: Pre-heat gas grill to 400 degrees F. Place meat on grill top-side down for 4-5 minutes for nice grill marks. Flip over, reduce heat slightly and close lid,
  3. To be prepared for flare-ups, keep an open beer by the grill and use as a 'fire extinguisher.' If no flare-ups occur, then enjoy the beer yourself!
  4. Cook for 20-25 minutes or until meat thermometer inserted in center reads 135-140 degrees F. for medium. Slice thin and enjoy with the fire extinguisher beer or the liquid type of margarita of your choice.


Most Helpful

I used this recipe over the weekend, using 4 lbs of Tri-tip serving 6 people. After marinating for 6 hours, I grilled the beef over a blazing hot charcoal fire until the meat reached an internal temp of 145 (Medium). The Tri-tip was fantastic. We also paired this with grilled mixed veggies, shrimp scampi with pasta and a salad. This meal was a huge success!

bobcap June 09, 2008

EXCELLENT! I marinated mine in a ziploc overnight and baked it in my cast iron pot at 425F in the oven. Really nice flavor. Made for the Beverage tag game.

Engrossed March 01, 2008

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