Santa Barbara BBQ Tri-Tip Steak with Homemade BBQ Sauce

Santa Barbara BBQ Tri-Tip Steak with Homemade BBQ Sauce

A BBQ Tri-Tip recipe that expresses the unique and fresh flavors of Santa Barbara County's Mexican founders and Spanish settlers. Viva La Fiesta! The tasty homemade BBQ sauce features espresso and cinnamon.

Servings: 8


1 tri-tip

2 cups red wine

1 can beer

1 small red onion, sliced

6-8 limes, juiced

1 seeded jalapeño pepper (optional)

¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped

½ teaspoon black pepper

½ teaspoon red pepper flakes

½ teaspoon ground cumin


Homemade BBQ Sauce

1⁄8 cup Worcestershire sauce

4 tablespoon ketchup

4 teaspoon sugar

¼ teaspoon cinnamon

½ teaspoon espresso, finely ground


Directions for Tri-tip:

Preheat grill. Prepare steak by cutting into 1/2 inch slices and use tenderizer to pound meat for about 20 seconds each piece.

Combine all other ingredients in a large baking dish and place steaks in marinade and let sit for several hours (up to 24). Place steaks on grill over medium high heat for 8-10 minutes, or until they reach desired doneness. Let steaks rest for about 5 minutes before serving. Garnish with cilantro.

Driections For Homemade BBQ Sauce:

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, and stir until a thick, creamy consistency is attained. Throw away any sauce that was used to marinade the beef. You can use fresh sauce to accompany the beef.


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