Sunday, January 20, 2013

The Best of Grill Roasted Beef

The Best of Grill Roasted Beef

While I’m painfully aware that this post will bring many negative comments, I want to tell you about the Grilled beef recipe that gets more request than any other I make.  I have heard several hundred times, over the thirty plus years that I have been serving this, “That’s the best grilled beef I have ever eaten!”
I developed this recipe over the course of a few years back in my twenties.  It was one of the early recipes that really got people’s attention.  It represents one of my core cooking beliefs, good fresh ingredients prepared well, with a little thought and direction will serve you much better than the current gourmet craze ingredients.  In short, just make some good home cooking, with your own little twists!

Mesquite Roasted Tri Tip of Beef with Joe’s World Famous Mexican Dark Beer Marinade

1 3-Lb. Tri Tip roast

3/4 cups soy sauce
1/2 cup Dark Mexican beer
1/3 cup olive oil
3 Tbl. white vinegar
1/2 diced white onion
1 Tbl. Crushed red chile
1 Tbl. Italian seasoning
3 cloves garlic minced
1 tsp. dark brown sugar
1 tsp. Fresh ground black pepper

Whisk all ingredients together in a non-reactive bowl.  Add Tri Tip and marinate overnight turning every couple of hours. Grill roast until a digital thermometer reaches 128°f when inserted at the thickest part of the tri tip.  Remove from heat and allow to rest for 10 minute before slicing across the grain.  It’s even better cold, the next day, although when it taste this good, leftovers are hard to come by
Serves 6-8


  1. This sounds like something I have to try.
    Just one or two questions. What kind of grill do you use and on what temperature do you grill it?
    Thanks for the recopie

  2. I use a medium high heat over Pure Mesquite Chunk Charcoal. I sear the outside then indirectly roast until the digital thermometer reads 128f . However use the same technique with a gas grill or smoker.