Marinated Tri Tip Recipe

How to tenderize cuts of beef like tri tip or London broil using easy recipes for barbecues or indoor grills: three tasty variations included.

Any time of year is great for barbecuing tasty cuts of meat. If the weather's poor, use an indoor grill to re-create some tasty and easy ways to marinate and tenderize cuts of beef such as tri tip or London broil. This also works well for such economical cuts as skirt steak.

2 pounds tri tip or London Broil

1 bottle Trader Vic's Garlic Dressing

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/4 teaspoon thyme

Combine all ingredients in a freezer quality gallon sized ziplock bag. Marinate in refrigerator, turning occasionally. This can be prepared in 4 hours but a full 24 hours will give you the juiciest, tenderest and most flavorful steak imaginable.

Grill as desired, either using outdoor barbecue or indoor grill. Recommended: use of meat thermometer and cook to an internal temperature of 145 (rare center, medium rare ends) or 150 (medium center and medium rare ends).

Serve with tossed green salad and classic baked potatoes.


Hawaiian marinade: 4 ounces soy sauce, 6 ounces pineapple juice, 2 Tablespoons crumbled brown sugar and 1/4 teaspoon each prepared garlic and ginger.

Tangy marinade: 4 ounces teriyaki sauce, 4 ounces fancy mustard such as German or Dijion, 1 teaspoon prepared garlic and 1/2 teaspoon cracked pepper or Lawry's Seasoned pepper.

Italian variation: 1 packet Zesty Italian seasonings, 4 ounces red wine vinegar, 2 ounces olive or vegetable oil, 1/2 teaspoon rosemary, 1 bay leaf. May substitute 6 ounces Zesty Italian prepared dressing for the seasoning packet, vinegar and oil above, if desired.

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