The Cookin' Cousins Share Their Tri Tip Recipes

Our Tri Tip recipes were hard learned from a passion for finding the best barbecue method. The Cookin' Cousins (Bob and Jack) wanted that incomparable, traditional, Santa Maria Valley style we knew from our years of living in California.

Never heard of this cut? You probably arrived at this page knowing the answer, but if not, please see our page describing one of the beef industry's best kept secrets at "Tri Tip Secrets".

Your barbecue grill, and our recipes, will give you that wonderfully marbled, sirloin-tender steak/roast, that the American West Coast "pros" know. It is really great for other recipes, such as...

Chili recipes. No more ground beef! Far better flavor and much preferred by the competitive chili cookers. In fact, when cooked low and slow, you can pitch the hamburger, or ground beef, altogether. When cut cross-grain it is magic in...

Tacos, fajitas, enchiladas, hash, soups, pizza, or any recipe you want great flavor.

This cut can be barbecued as a whole roast, or grilled as steaks. Here we share our favorite methods to ensure your BBQ prowess, and guest's pleasure.

Jack is the whole roast guy, and Bob is the grilled steak expert, so pick a recipe and we will guide you towards your backyard barbecue fame!

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Grill a tri tip steak following Bob's proven method! This recipe will guide you to tri tip steak fame.

Tri tip roast on your charcoal grill. Your recipe for the world's favorite cooker.

Got a gas grill? It's even easier! Your step-by-step tri tip barbecue recipe for an incredible, succulent sirloin roast.

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Dry Rub Recipes for more on easy, great rubs!

Try our sure-fire Barbecue Brisket Recipe! Add a spice rub, roast the brisket with hardwood chips, slowly, with low heat and constant exposure to the aromatic smoke, and you have a time honored barbecue brisket for that traditional mouth-watering Texas staple!

There are many ways to cook this wonderful sirloin cut and we love, and vouch for, our proven recipes. But we haven't tried them all.

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Click on the links below to see some great tri tip recipes. They were written by other visitors to this page.

Salt Lake Candaleria recipe 
Apply lemon juice to all sides of tri tip... use plenty. Sprinkle garlic salt, season salt, garlic powder, and "Tones Cajun Seasoning". You can also add …

Santa Maria Teriyaki Tri-tip 
I have been doing this recipe for 30 years, and have made tri-tip Bar-B-Q for up to 120 people; its always a hit. First, the marinade, known as John's …

Tequila Tri Tip Not rated yet
1 Tri-tip roast 1 Ziploc bag 1/2 White onion diced 1 Bunch cilantro diced (In North America, this refers to the leaves of the coriander plant, sans …

Jack Daniels Crispy Tri-Tip Not rated yet
2.5-3lbs.(1.1-1.4kg) Tri-tip roast Marinade ingredients: 4 Lemons 6 oz. Jack Daniels 1 clove garlic - peeled and chopped 3 tbs …

Awin's Asian Ginger Tri-Tip recipe Not rated yet
2lb Tri-Tip 1 1/2 cup Soy Sauce 1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar 1/4 to 1/2 cup of Brown Sugar 2 tbsp diced Ginger 1 tbsp diced Garlic 1 tsp Sesame Oil …

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