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How to Marinate Tri Tip | Follow my easy tips for marinating tri tip and turn this lean cut of beef into the star of the show + Try one of my 3 Tri Tip Marinade Recipes | A Sweet Pea Chef

How to Marinate Tri Tip + 3 Tri Tip Marinade Recipes

Follow my easy tips for marinating tri tip and turn this lean cut of beef into the star of the BBQ + Try one of my 3 Tri Tip Marinade Recipes
Categories BBQ, Grill, Marinade, Sauce
Difficulty Easy
Keyword tri tip marinade, tri tip recipe, tri tip recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Marinating 8 hours
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 3 marinades
Calories 144 kcal
Author Lacey Baier

Ingredients

For the Santa Maria Tri Tip Marinade:

  • 3 lbs tri-tip roast
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar

For the Sesame Ginger Tri Tip Marinade:

  • 3 lbs tri-tip roast
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp raw honey
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/3 cup low sodium beef broth
  • 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce

For the Balsamic Tri Tip Marinade:

  • 3 lbs tri-tip roast
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp rosemary
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar

Instructions

For the Santa Maria Tri Tip Marinade:

  1. In a sealable 1 gallon freezer bag or airtight container, add trip tip, followed by the remaining marinade ingredients. 

  2. Using your hands, press the marinade all around the ti tip, then press the air out of the bag and seal tightly, making sure to press the marinade around the ti tip to coat.
  3. Place in the fridge to marinate for at least 3 hours, preferably 8-24 hours.

For the Sesame Ginger Tri Tip Marinade:

  1. In a sealable 1 gallon freezer bag or airtight container, add trip tip, followed by the remaining marinade ingredients.

  2. Using your hands, press the marinade all around the ti tip, then press the air out of the bag and seal tightly, making sure to press the marinade around the ti tip to coat.
  3. Place in the fridge to marinate for at least 3 hours, preferably 8-24 hours.

For the Balsamic Tri Tip Marinade:

  1. In a sealable 1 gallon freezer bag or airtight container, add trip tip, followed by the remaining marinade ingredients.

  2. Using your hands, press the marinade all around the ti tip, then press the air out of the bag and seal tightly, making sure to press the marinade around the ti tip to coat.
  3. Place in the fridge to marinate for at least 3 hours, preferably 8-24 hours.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Nutritional info is for Santa Maria marinade and does not include tri tip, just the marinade.

Nutrition Facts
How to Marinate Tri Tip + 3 Tri Tip Marinade Recipes
Amount Per Serving (1 cup marinade)
Calories 144 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Sodium 789mg33%
Potassium 53mg2%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Vitamin A 880IU18%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.