Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

It's our favorite marinade for tri-tip. The original recipe is from the Food Network site, but I've changed it so much that I claim it as my own :) It's SO tender and flavorful!! Marinate for at least 6 hours or over night. This is enough marinade for a 2-3 lb. tri-tip.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients except tri-tip in a zip-lock bag.
  2. Add tri-tip and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours.
  3. We grill ours slowly over coals is best, but gas is fine. We will be smoking it this summer too.
Most Helpful

This is an excellant marinade and I will definately use it again. It has the most wonerful flavor. Thank you:)

Rainwhite February 17, 2010

We've used this marinate several times and it has a great flavor. One thing I added to it was 2 TB of apple cider vinegar. Think I'd heard somewhere that vinegar is a tenderizer, it seems to add a little extra yumminess:}

craigmollyc October 19, 2016

Love this recipe! I've used it many times with tri-tip and other cuts of beef. I've left out the kitchen bouquet, and I do punch holes in the meat both sides before putting in marinade for excellent tenderness on the grill

kimbrylee May 25, 2016