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Tri-Tip with Cabernet Sauvignon Marinade

Pair your grilled tri-tip steak with a cabernet sauvignon marinade and you get a tender, juicy steak filled with flavor enhanced by a smokey grill.

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Cooking for 4 people


  • 2.5 lb. beef tri-tip


  • 1 cup Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 4 sprigs thyme
  • 6 large cloves garlic, roughly chopped

1 Food Prep

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together your marinade ingredients.

Add your mixture to a heavy-duty resealable plastic bag, then add your tri-tip steak.

Seal your bag, pressing out any excess air and place the bag in a shallow baking dish. Let your steak marinate in the bag in the refrigerator, turning occasionally, for at least 4 hours and up to 24 hours.

2 Grill Prep

Fuel: We recommend Kingsford® Original Charcoal Briquets and adding 2 to 3 chunks of your favorite smoking wood or a handful of Kingsford® Wood Chips with Hickory or Cherry

Method: Direct-Heat Grilling

Temp: 450°F (Medium Heat)

3 The Cook

  • When you’re at temp, put cooking oil on a folded paper towel. Grab the oiled paper towel with long-handled tongs and oil the grate thoroughly.

  • Place your tri-tip on the grate and reserve the remaining marinade in the bag.

  • Grill meat to desired doneness.The USDA recommends cooking steak until it reaches an internal temperature of 145°F on a digital meat thermometer.
  • When ready, remove your tri-tip steak from the grill and let it rest for 15 minutes. In a small saucepan, bring your remaining marinade to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 8–10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • When your reduction sauce is ready, slice your tri-tip steak and top with sauce to serve.

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Recipes containing alcohol are intended for those 21 years of age and older only. Please drink responsibly.

For safe meat preparation, reference the USDA website.

1 Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfection! Fairly easy prep and directions. But the result...tender, tasty, indulgent, luxurious. A perfect date night dinner, sure to impress.
Date published: 2023-08-14
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