Santa Maria Tri Tip Recipe Simple becomes amazing

On the central California coast Santa Maria Tri Tip barbecue is religiously served with grilled garlic bread and pinquito ranch beans. This is a full figured barbecue bursting with flavor. Living in the region we've capture one of the best Santa Maria Tri Tip recipes with a glaze that's easy to make and deliver great results every time.

Santa Maria Tri Tip Recip Glaze Ingredients:

In a large saucepan melt the butter with the oil over medium heat. Add the Onions and sauté for about 5 minutes, if your desire Onions cooking until they begin to turn golden. Add remaining ingredients; reduce heat to low and cook until mixture thickens about 30 minutes or so, stirring frequently. After the second glazing on the Tri-Tip, return the glaze to the stove and simmer for an additional 15 to 20 minutes until the glaze gets sticky. Serve with the Tri-Tip on the dinner table.

To cook Tri-Tip follow these steps.

Season your Tri-Tip with Jake's Santa Maria Style Dry Rub (BUY NOW!). Allow Jake's Barbecue Seasoning Rub to marinate on the Santa Maria Tri Tip no less than 45 minutes before grilling. Barbecue grilling is the preferred method but your Tri-Tip can be oven cooked if desired. After seasoning and marinating place your Tri-Tip on the hottest part of the grill. Coals should be ashed over completely white before adding the meat. Sear the meat for 3-4 minutes per side. Once done move the meat to the coolest portion of the gill. Cover the grill with the lid and cook for approximately 15 minutes. After the 15-minute interval turn the Tri-Tip over and begin checking the Tri-Tip with a meat thermometer to determine the internal temperature, which in turn determines how well to cook the meat.

As the meat nears 15-20 Degrees of your desired temperature begin applying the Bourbon Glaze. Fully cover the Tri Tip and allow the glaze to cook on for 5 minutes, turn and apply again. Coat the meat at least 3 times on both sides ultimately allowing the glaze to bake on for fifteen minutes or more. Once done allow the meat to cool for 2-3 minutes then go to the cutting board. The glaze can be reapplied to the meat one last time just before cutting if you desire. Follow the scale below:


Rare 125-130ºF 140ºF
Medium Rare 130-140ºF 150ºF
Medium 140-150ºF 160ºF
Medium Well 155-165ºF 170ºF
Well Done N/A  

This Tri-Tip recipe is easy to prepare and is incredibly delicious!

See our incredible eBooks for a complete gourmet barbecue meal. For great recipes on Tri Tip see our Tri Tip Dry Rub Recipes page.

Here's a simple video we made showing just how to grill Tri Tip from beginning to end glazed with our Bourbon Glaze recipe





This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 20 September, 2017.

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