Coffee and Tri Tip do they really mix? Well that’s the question that I was asking when I decided not to pour the cold Starbucks Tribute coffee had brewed hours earlier down the drain. Instead I poured it into a 1gallon freezer bag and added a tri tip with Santa Maria seasoning from the Wagon Wheel Market. I let the tri tip bath in the coffee over night. All night I was thinking did I just waste a perfect piece of red meat, but would I share if it didn’t turn out great.
Now let’s help you prepare your own coffee tri tip or in some reagins coffee triangle roast. So place your own 2 lb tri tip into a 1 gallon freezer bag and add 4 cups of brewed cold coffee to the bag along with your favorite seasoning. Close the zip lock bag up until its almost completely closed now squeeze out as much air as you can. Let the beef marinade over night.
Now let’s light the BBQ remember I use Kingsford charcoal and add cherry wood chunks. If you like a gas BBQ you can use it. Now the difference in the 2 bbqs is your not going to get the added smokey flavor if you use gas. Wait about 10 minutes for the coals to get hot then spread the coals out half to one side and the other half to the opposite side with no coals in the middle. Place your grill on and place the meat were there is no direct heat. If your using gas medium low heat is what you want to use.
So this meat cooks very fast for its size so be careful not to over cook it. If over cooked it will be a dry piece of meat that no one wants to eat. Wait 15 mins turn the beef to the opposite side and wait 15 more mins then remove from the BBQ. Let the beef rest for 10 to 15 minutes before you slice the meat.
You are probably wondering what did the coffee do to this meat. Well you get a great tasting and juicy tri tip. There is just a hint of coffee flavor to the meat but the coffee does something to make the tri tip extremely moist. I promise you that your friends and family well love this great tasting coffee marinaded tri tip.
2lb tri tip
4 cups brewed cold coffee
Santa Maria seasoning from the Wagon Wheel Market or favorite seasoning
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