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Santa Maria Tri Tip
Description:This is the classic Santa Maria tri-tip recipe. This comes from Forum member \"Morro Bay Rich\". The link to his original position tis gone, so I have added it here so members can find it.
Ingredients:1 three pound tri-tip roast Seasoning Salt Mixture: 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 teaspoon white pepper 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 2 tablespoon granulated garlic 2 tablespoon salt, coarse, Sea Salt Basting Sauce: 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1/4 cup garlic-infused vegetable oil
Instructions:1. Whisk together vinegar and oil in a small bowl. 2. Coat both sides of the tri-tip roasts with the seasoning mixture, rubbing it in as you would a dry rub. Let the seasoned tri-tip rest for at least 30 minutes at room temperature. Sear each side of the tri-tip at 600 to 700* for 3 to 4 minutes each. Remove seared tri-tip from the BGE, cover it with foil and let it rest while bringing the BGE temperature down to 350 to 400 degrees. During this cool down period I usually toss in a couple of oak chunks. Put tri-tip back in the BGE and cook to an internal temperature of 126* for medium rare, basting with the sauce every 5 to 10 minutes. Remove tri-tip from the BGE, cover it with foil and let it rest 15 minutes. Cut into 1/4 - 1/2” slices against the grain. 3. Garlic-infused Olive Oil: 1/2 c olive oil & 4 cloves of thinly sliced garlic. Gently heat the oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until it is fragrant but not colored, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool. Cover and let steep for 1 hour. 4. Read more at: c=linkback 5. I usually cook this on a Large BGE and find it takes 1 hour and 10 minutes from the time I strike the match to taking the tri-tip out of the BGE.
Notes:From Morro Bay Rich: This recipe is from’s website. It is titled “Santa Maria Style BBQ” Oakwood Grilled Tri-tip. It is as close to authentic Santa Maria tri-tip as I have been able to find.
Number Of Servings:8Source:
Vegetarian:YesTime To Prepare:
Date:Sun 10 Apr 2016 13:03:50 UTCViewed:16964 times
Author:Misippi EggerEmail:
Rating:4,71 (7 votes)

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morrobay richComment added on: Thu 16 Nov 2017 18:23:38 UTC
Thanks for posting this. Glad it is still available.
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