California Barbecued Tri-Tip on a Gas Grill

Published June 1, 2007.

Why this recipe works:

Unlike other barbecue recipes, California Barbecued Tri-Tip recipes call for cooking the meat over high heat and seasoning it only with salt, pepper, garlic, and the sweet smoke of the grill. This consistently produces a charred exterior and very rare center—but we wanted the outside cooked… read more

Unlike other barbecue recipes, California Barbecued Tri-Tip recipes call for cooking the meat over high heat and seasoning it only with salt, pepper, garlic, and the sweet smoke of the grill. This consistently produces a charred exterior and very rare center—but we wanted the outside cooked less and the inside cooked more. Searing our California Barbecued Tri-Tip above smoldering wood chips gave us noticeable but mild smoke flavor and moist meat.

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Serves 4 to 6

If you can't find tri-tip, bottom round is an acceptable alternative. The traditional accompaniments to tri-tip are Santa Maria Salsa and California Barbecued Beans.

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