Grilled Garlic Pepper Tri Tip Recipe

Grilling steak is easy! Grilled steak recipes are popular in the spring and summertime, and this delicious Grilled Garlic Pepper Tri Tip recipe is easy to prepare and grill. Serve it for your next summer party, and make enough leftovers for steak salad, tacos, or wraps!

Grilled Garlic Pepper Tri Tip Recipe

Warm weather and grilling season have arrived and we couldn’t be happier! Outdoor entertaining is all about the food, but quite honestly, it begins with good friends.

Grilled steak recipe

I think you’ll really love this Grilled Garlic Pepper Tri Tip recipe today, Friends. Tri tip steak is one of our favorite meats for the grill! If you love New York Steak, then this Pepperoncini Steak Marinade for Grilling is also a must-try! If you love seafood, this Grilled Lemon Dill Salmon will wow your guests!

One thing I’ve learned is that the invitation list is key to good conversation and a really fun time! Change up the guest list and invite friends who you want to spend time with, ones you want to reconnect with, possibly who you have not seen in a long time!

Grilled Garlic Pepper Tri Tip

Set a simple table with blue Ball canning jars for water glasses, simple wine glasses, and summer-fresh cloth napkins.

I used white Dollar Store plates and aluminum chargers (that I’ve had for years, from a yard sale), with World Market striped cloth napkins and yellow trim.

I tell people all the time, your table can be classy and elegant, but what most guests will remember is the conversation and the ambience of the evening.

Of course, it doesn’t hurt to have a killer main dish, right?

Summer dinner party menu

A menu is not truly complete if not accompanied by complementary dishes, but one thing I’ve learned is to keep a summer entertaining menu simple.

-Grilled Garlic Tri Tip

-Green Salad

Cucumber Salad Recipe

-Crunchy Bread (or this delicious Flatbread recipe)

Strawberry Crumble Dessert

Grilled Garlic Pepper Tri Tip

For the meat, we prepared 2 tri tip roasts, using the OXO Meat Tenderizer to get the meat nice and tender, and ready for grilling. (It also improved the flavor of your meat!)

Grilled Garlic Pepper Tri Tip

With these ingredients, we prepared each tri tip roast, wrapped it in plastic wrap, and stored it in the fridge for a couple days before grilling. We have found that for best cooking results, remove the loins from the refrigerator, and let them come to room temperature before grilling.

Grilled Garlic Pepper Tri Tip

Simple ingredients, but such tender meat that your guests are going to love! You know, the kind that you can cut with a fork!

Slather on the mayo, garlic, then coat heavily with salt and pepper.

Grilled Garlic Pepper Tri Tip

How to grill steak

Grilling tri tip steak is an art. Practice will make you an expert. Here are some suggested cooking times, as you do not want to overcook the meat. We love our KitchenAid Full-Size Propane Gas Grill.

-Rare 8-10 minutes
-Medium 12-14 inutes

You can also use the pressure test; with your tongs, press the meat looking for …

-Rare – soft to the touch (120-125°F/49-52°C)
-Medium – firmer than rare, but yields (130-135°F/54-57°C)
-Well – firm, not yielding (160°F/71°C, and above)

How to Grill Grilled Garlic Pepper Tri Tip Recipe

Allow meat to rest.

Allow meat to “rest” for about 5 minutes before slicing. Resting tri tip steak is important, as this allows the juices and spices to return to the meat’s center.

Lastly, remember people are not coming for an elaborate feast, so serving healthy salads and a delicious meat (maybe some hearty bread), may be all you need.

Our summer dinner was delightful, easy, enjoyable and stress-free!

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Grilled Garlic Pepper Tri Tip

Delicious tri tip steak grilled to perfection with a pepper crust on the outside.
Prep Time1 d 15 mins
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 2 2 lb. Beef loin trip tip roasts (4 lbs. total)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • Sea salt use a lot
  • 12-15 cloves garlic pressed
  • Coarse-ground black pepper use a lot

Instructions

  • Lay each roast on a piece of plastic wrap on the counter. Cover each side of the tri tip roast with mayonnaise (about 1/8 cup each side).
  • Generously season the coating on all sides with salt. Pat the pressed garlic onto the outside of each side, and then heavily cover with fresh ground pepper.
  • Re-wrap eaach roast with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator one to three days before serving.
  • Prepare the grill, getting heat to at least 375°F/191°C, or better.
  • Grill each roast on high for 5-10 minutes, turning down to low until the meat is cooked to desired temperature. Rare 8-10 minutes; medium 12-14 minutes.
  • You can also use the pressure test, or a great instant read thermometer. With your tongs, press the meat looking for: Rare – soft to the touch (120-125°F/49-52°C). Medium – firmer than rare, but yields (130-135°F/54-57°C). Well – firm, not yielding (160°F/71°C, and above).
  • Allow meat to “rest” for about 5 minutes before slicing. Resting tri tip steak is important, as this allows the juices and spices to return to the meat’s center. Slice and serve!

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Grilled Garlic Pepper Tri Tip Steak Recipe

5 comments on “Grilled Garlic Pepper Tri Tip Recipe”

  1. What a smart tenderizer. I’m totally trying the mayo trick.

  2. Just wanted you to know that Memorial Day we had 5 family members over and 2 friends for a cookout. With my husband and myself there were 9 of us. Even though we have a tiny home, we do have a big deck and that is where we had our meal. My husband grilled chicken and steak kabobs, grilled corn on the cobb with parmesan, butter and parsley and I oven roasted new potatoes in the oven. I remembered you saying to delegate, so my daughter brought banana pudding and my friend brought chocolate chip cookies for dessert. We had an awesome time and meal together. Thank you for encouraging me to entertain even though I have a small home.

  3. Whoa! This is so fun!! Cannot wait to try!

  4. You’ve got my attention with that mayo. Can’t wait to try it. All those OXO kitchen tools look awesome!

  5. I’ve never marinated a steak in mayo like that. We plan to grill steak this weekend so I’ll give it a try!

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