Fire up the grill and enjoy a melt-in-your-mouth Tri-Tip with Chimichurri recipe that is sure to be a hit this summer
Some years ago my DH and I were vegan. It lasted for nine months and we loved it. The reason we gave it up isn’t clear in my mind but I know it has something to do with steak…melt in your mouth beef. We are working towards veganism again but it is easy recipes like this Tri-tip and chimichurri sauce that make me want to keep the meat in the diet. Tri-tip is one of my favorite cuts of beef. When not over cooked, it melts in your mouth and it full of flavor. Plus, if you have any leftovers, they are great sliced thin for a tri-tip bbq sandwich the next day!
Cook Eat Delicious Rating: Some people tell you it is a sin to cook a tri-tip in the oven. That’s because they have never had a deliciously oven cooked tri-tip. This recipe cooks the tri-tip in the oven. If you don’t have a grill or just like oven cooking then this recipe is perfect for you. I baked some sweet potatoes at the same time and included some veggies in the dutch oven to cook along with the tri-tip. It is the perfect dinner to make and the chimichurri sauce is an excellent addition. Just blend everything up in a food processor and voila! Dinner is ready!
What Is Tri-Tip?
Tri Tip is a delicious cut of meat that is best enjoyed when grilled to perfection. Here, we are going to walk you through the steps needed to make this dish a hit at your next barbecue.
- First, what is Tri Tip? Tri tip is simply a cut of meat that has been taken from the shoulder area of the cow. This cut has a rich and savory flavor that can be enjoyed with any type of sauce or seasoning. Selecting the right tri tip for your grill will ensure that your meal comes out perfectly cooked every time.
- Second, understanding the cut of meat will help you select the right one for your grill. Tri tip can be grilled either medium or well done, but it’s best served medium rare or medium. This select-able cooking method allows you to enjoy the natural flavor and texture of tri tip without any problems.
- Third, it’s important to select the right protein for this dish – and there’s no better protein than Protien! Protien helps to boost energy levels and provide lasting muscle benefits during and after workouts, so it’s perfect for an easy meal like tri tip. Be sure to add some extra protien into your diet before grilling up this delicious piece of steak!
- Fourth, prepping your grill is key in ensuring an amazing meal all around. Make sure that all surfaces are clean and free from any oils or residues before firing up your grill – this will help reduce flare-ups and ensure even cooking throughout all areas of the steak.
- Finally, cook tri tip over direct heat on medium-high heat until desired doneness is reached (about 12 minutes per side). Once cooked through, finish off with chimichurri sauce (here we recommend our homemade version) and fresh veggies on top for an extra bit of flavor!
Tri-Tip with Chimichurri
- 2 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1.5 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 tsp Kosher Salt
- 1 tsp Pepper
- 1.5 lb Tri-tip
- 6 Green Onions washed & trimmed
- 4 Roma Tomatoes sliced in half
- 1 large Onion cut into ¼ inch slices
- 3 tbsp Olive Oil
- 2 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
- 1 tsp Chili Flakes
- 3 cloves Garlic
- 1 tsp Salt
- ½ cup Oregano fresh
- 2 cups Parsley stemless
- Preheat oven to 415F.
- Combine olive oil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in small bowl.
- Rub tri-tip with oil mix.
- Place sliced onions on the bottom of Dutch oven.
- Place tri-tip on top of onions.
- Place green onions and tomatoes inside pot.
- Bake for 35 minutes for Medium done meat.
- In a food processor throw in the remaining seven ingredients.
- Process until smooth or a consistency you would like.
- Allow meat to rest for 10-15 minutes before slicing.
- Serve with the tomatoes and onions.
Tips For Grilling Tasty Tri-Tip With Chimichurri
Whether you’re grilling for a crowd or just for yourself, tri-tip is a great option. This cut of beef is relatively lean, yet still full of flavor. And when paired with a flavorful chimichurri sauce, it’s sure to be a hit!
Here are a few tips for grilling tri-tip to perfection:
– Season the meat generously with salt and pepper. This will help to form a nice crust when it hits the grill.
– Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. You want it hot enough to get good charring, but not so hot that the meat cooks too quickly on the outside while remaining raw in the middle.
– Grill the tri-tip for about 8-10 minutes per side, or until it reaches the desired level of doneness.
– Allow the meat to rest for a few minutes before slicing and serving. This will help to keep all of the juices locked in.
Enjoy your grilled tri-tip with a delicious chimichurri sauce today!
Frequently Asked Questions About Tri-Tip And Chimichurri
Are you in the mood for a juicy, flavorful tri-tip steak?
Then you’re in luck – this is a recipe that is sure to please. Tri-tip is a cut of beef that consists of the top sirloin, bottom sirloin, and tenderloin combined. This cut of beef is particularly flavorful and juicy thanks to its marbling. How to grill it? The best way to do so is by using charcoal or wood fired grill – whichever you prefer. Follow these simple steps and enjoy your delicious tri-tip steak with Chimichurri sauce!
What is Chimichurri sauce?
Chimichurri sauce (pronounced chee-mih-kuh-ree) is a savory condiment made from herbs, garlic, vinegar, and oil that has been traditionally used in Chilean cuisine. It’s typically served on grilled meats such as steaks or chops, but can also be used as a dipping sauce for vegetables or fries. So how do you make it? All you need are some basic ingredients: parsley, garlic cloves, olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt and pepper. Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and whisk until well blended.
Now let’s talk about grilled meats! Tri-tip steaks are especially delicious when grilled over medium heat with indirect heat down below (such as on your charcoal grill). You’ll want to season your tri tip liberally with salt and pepper before grilling. Once the grill is hot, place your tri tip on the grate flesh side down (so that the fat cap isn’t directly on the flame). Wood fired grills should have an ignition starter if they haven’t been lit recently – just hold it against the wood while turning on the main burner(s). Charcoal grills work best when lit using lighter fluid; simply arrange chunks of wood onto each burner until they’re fully ignited (use caution not to start a wildfire!). Grillcovered for about 8 minutes per side for medium rare or 12 minutes per side for medium/well done – check with your desired doneness after 8 minutes by slicing into one end without touching any metal tools! Serve immediately with chimichurri sauce on top…enjoy!
How To Serve Tri-Tip With Chimichurri
Tri-tip is a delicious and versatile cut of meat that can be cooked in many different ways. Whether you’re looking for a simple yet delicious dish like Chimichurri, or you want to try something more complex, tri-tip is the perfect choice. Below, we’ll outline the steps that you need to take in order to serve tri-tip with Chimichurri sauce in style.
- First, choose the right cut of tri tip for your needs. Tri-tip can be served as a main course or as part of a salad, so it’s important to select the right size and shape for your dish. The most common cuts of tri tip are the flat iron steak and the Kansas City strip steak.
- Next, it’s time to marinate the meat. Tri-tip is best when it’s marinated for at least four hours but preferably overnight in order to get intense flavor and juiciness from the meat. For Chimichurri sauce, chimichurri is made from fresh herbs and garlic so adding these ingredients will help to intensify the flavor of your dish. If you don’t have time to marinate your tri tip overnight then adding them during step two will still give you great results. Simply mix together some olive oil, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper before pouring it over your meat before grilling or broiling on high heat until desired doneness is reached (about 6 minutes per side).
- After grilling or broiling your tri tip, it’s time to make our Chimichurri sauce! This recipe is simple but incredibly flavorful – just mix together some chopped parsley leaves with garlic cloves, fresh lemon juice and olive oil until well blended. Once everything is mixed together taste it for seasoning and tweak as necessary before serving over grilled or broiled Tri Tip slices accompanied by Spanish rice (or any other starch of your choice) and steamed vegetables if desired. Finally enjoy!