Santa Maria Style Tri Tip

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  • 1 tri-tip roast (also known as triangle steak, a bottom sirloin cut, anywhere from 2 1/2 pounds to 4 pounds, look for one well-marbled with fat)
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper (finely)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary (or fresh, finely minced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sage
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium47% DV1130mg
    Fat2% DV1.5g
    Protein18% DV9g
    Carbs1% DV2g
    Fiber2% DV<1g
    Calories60Calories from Fat20
    Total Fat1.5g2%
    Saturated Fat1g5%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat20
    Total Carbohydrate2g1%
    Dietary Fiber<1g2%
    Vitamin A4%
    Vitamin C2%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Laura Miller 4 months ago
    This is a classic! No need to change it.
    Jason Xiao a year ago
    It’s so great! Even my little five years old took three slices.
    Recipe turned out to be a hit we had guests over, 3 adults and 3 children and everyone had a second helping I added a table spoon of white sugar to tame the heat a little for the children but it didn’t affect the flavor tri tip is the best cut of meat especially for the price thanks for the recipe it will be used over and over again
    Janicek a year ago
    great flavor on the rub. I cut the receipt in her because I got a smaller tri tip. will do this rub again
    Martha M. 2 years ago
    Turned out flavorful, juicy, with a charred crust and great beefy flavor.
    L A 2 years ago
    I’ve made this several times and it is the perfect basic tritip recipe. Tasty and perfect way to cook tritip.
    Ashley 3 years ago
    This was delicious! The meat came out great! We used a Kamado Joe grill. But I did brown it first on our cast iron.
    Jaime M. 3 years ago
    Great recipe! Comes out perfect every time . My new dish for the thanksgiving dinner. Thank you Yummly for helping out in the kitchen.
    Margie H. 3 years ago
    Delicious! I've made this rub 6-7 times now specifically for a Tri Tip. Everyone raves about the flavor. The roast is excellent on the BBQ.
    Daniel R. 4 years ago
    Every time I make tri-tip, this is the recipe I use. I always use fresh rosemary since I have a bush out front. This always comes out flavorful and juicy. Everyone always wants to know how I cooked it. Too bad I wont tell. Get a meat thermometer to make sure you cook it just right. No sense in over cooking a juicy cut like this.