"Santa Maria Style BBQ" Oakwood Grilled Tri-tip

Recipe courtesy Frank Ostini
TOTAL TIME: 1 hr 35 min
Prep: 15 min
Inactive Prep: 40 min
Cook: 40 min
 
YIELD: 6 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

SEASONING SALT MIXTURE:
  • 2 (3-pound) tri-tip roasts
  • Basting Sauce, recipe follows
  • Seasoning Salt Mixture, recipe follows
    • BASTING SAUCE:
      • Whisk together vinegar and oil in a small bowl.
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        Directions

        Heat a grill to low.

        Coat both sides of the tri-tips with half of the seasoning mixture, rubbing it in as you would a dry rub. Let rest for 30 minutes at room temperature. Place the tri-tips over a low temperature fire, 1 with fat side up, and the other with fat side down. Turn as the first side gets crispy, approximately 6 to 8 minutes. Be careful of flare-ups, as the dripping fat will fuel the fire. Turn the tri-tips before the heat pushes juices out the top, and continue to turn using this timing method throughout the cooking process. After turning, baste with sauce and season lightly, 4 times per side. Continue turning until the tri-tips are cooked to your liking. Remove from fire and let rest for 10 minutes before cutting into 1/2-inch slices against the grain.

        Mix together all ingredients in a small bowl.

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