It's hard to take an appetizing picture of meat. I tried. If only you could smell it, or take a little sample through the screen. It's juicy, flavorful and tender. This is an easy marinade that you can do in only six hours. That means you can start marinating it at noon and have a really yummy tri-tip that evening. The ingredients sound a bit strange but it all comes together. Trust me!
I'm always playing around with marinades which can turn a good piece of meat into a great one. The night I made this, my husband said he wasn't that hungry and took two small slices. He devoured the two slices and went back for more. That's when you know...it's a good marinade. Enjoy!
6 Hour Tri-Tip Marinade
1/2 cup lemon juice, fresh is best
1/2 cup grapeseed oil, you can use any oil (canola, olive oil)
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/8 cup black pepper
1/4 cup garlic salt
1/4 cup chopped garlic
1/8 cup granulated onion
1 (2 lb) tri-tip
Mix all the ingredients except the beef in a large bowl or large ziploc bag. Add tri-tip and cover with the marinade. Place in the refrigerator for 6 hours.
Grill over medium heat until the meat reaches your desired temperature. Let it rest 5 minutes covered loosely with foil before slicing. Adapted from Deane Carr.