Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins

This is IT! Family favorite... :) In my family we eat this at least once a week. Makes a nice Sunday dinner. I prepare the marinade on Saturday and let it sit until we're ready to BBQ on Sunday. I was absolutely honored when Bobby Flay did a show with this recipe slightly modified of course! Easy....Delicious and the most tender flavor you'll never expect Prep time does not include time to marinade. The longer .... the better If you like a melt in your mouth Tri-tip this is how I make it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all of the ingredients except for the beef in a large mixing bowl to make the marinade. Place 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.
  2. 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.


Most Helpful

I was skeptical about this recipe--so many positive reviews, yet salt amounts seemed incorrect. Since few reviewers mentioned a salty aftertaste, I tried it too. On the plus side, the meat turns out very tender and juicy. On the negative side, there is a DEFINITE salty flavor, almost to the overwhelming point. No one even suspected I tried a new recipe until they took that first bite, and it was followed up with, "this is awfully salty." So it's not just me! I looked up the other similar recipe mentioned by another reviewer to see if salt amounts were comparable--Deane Carr's from Food No salt in that version, but she uses 1/2 C garlic salt instead! This might be a delicious marinade, but only if you really, really like salt.

ladyfingers January 30, 2011

Too salty. Look at the ingredients. Soy sauce has tons of salt. Other herbs are salted. Then you are asked to add salt. Tri tip came out tasting like soft salty jerky. I don't want to be too mean to the chef but us beginners really trust these recipes. Guess I'm on a learning curve. Oh, and I have a high salt tolerance. So, for me to say it's's salty.

Wayne1957 March 09, 2014

Sub the onion salt for onion powder and it's a 5 Star! My family loves it and we've tried every Tri-tip marinade out there, this one's a keeper!

Sunkisdgrl October 13, 2013

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