One of my family's favorite Sunday dinners is seasoned tri-tip roast prepared on the grill. If you've never experienced a beef tri-tip, then here is your chance. This recipe is simple and delicious.
You may have a favorite butcher you prefer to use for your meats, but I like to purchase my tri-tip roasts from Costco. They come in a package of two which I need for my family so we can enjoy leftovers for sandwiches. Or, one of the roasts will freeze well if needed.
For my secret ingredient...this is it. McCormick's Montreal Steak Grill Mates seasoning. Seriously, this is one of our favorite seasoning mixes for beef and it's all I use on my tri-tip.
1) Rub seasoning generously over the roast (covering completely) as shown above, then cover with tinfoil and let it marinate for an hour at room temperature. It's important to bring things like roasts and large cuts of beef up to room temperature before grilling. It stabilizes the meat, and gives you a more predictable cooking time.
2) Preheat grill to 350 degrees. Place meat directly onto the grill and cook for 45 minutes on the first side. Watch the temperature on the grill; you want to keep it at 350 degrees. After 45 minutes, turn the roast and grill on the other side for 45 minutes. When an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat reaches between 160f to 165f the roast is done. It the temperature goes over 165f the meat will be overcooked, and you never want to overcook tri-tip.
3) Promptly remove the meat and wrap in tinfoil allowing it to rest for 45 minutes before carving.
4) Transfer the meat to a serving dish and carve across the grain into slices. Spoon the braising liquid over the top and serve hot.