Coastal Marinated Tri-Tip

August 26, 2018

Coastal Marinated Tri-Tip - Paleo By Maileo - Paleo, Keto, Whole30 & Gluten Free


Ahhhh, BBQ.... Our favorite three lettered acronym. We probably BBQ at our house 3-4 times a week. There's nothing like a properly cooked piece of meat over an open flame.   

Typically, we buy our meat in bulk from our local butcher, about 10 pounds worth at a time. We usually freeze a third of the meat, keep some for that days lunch and dinner, and marinate a few meals worth. On the days where we come home late, or are pressed for time, all we have to do is toss the pre-marinated meat on the grill with some veggies, and boom, dinner is served!

Marinating meat serves two purposes; to add flavor and to tenderize. The longer you marinate your meats, the more flavor is absorbed into the outer layer of your protein. A marinate should always contain four parts.
  1. Oil: acts as the base to your marinade and aids in delivering the flavors of the herbs and spices throughout the marinade.
  2. Salt: improves the retention of moisture, thus resulting in a juicier piece of meat, and enhances flavor.
  3. Acid: helps break down and tenderize the meat.
  4. Spices: flavor!    

Although marinating improves the flavor and texture, if you start with a low quality/bad cut of meat, marinating will not fix things. Try to buy the best quality protein you can afford. Make friends with local farms or buy in bulk when there is a sale! There truly isn't a substitute for fueling your body right!   



Makes 2-4 servings

2lbs Trip-Tip
3 Tbsp. Avocado Oil (or Olive Oil)
1 tsp chopped garlic
1 tsp black peppercorn
1 Tbsp. chopped onion
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
2 Tbsp. salt

2 Tbsp. maple syrup (OPTIONAL: omit if doing Whole30)

Put meat and all ingredients into a ziplock bag or Tupperware and refrigerate for 24-48 hours. 
BBQ on direct medium heat (350-450 degrees) for 10 minutes on each side with the lid closed. Then move the meat to indirect heat and cook for 20-30 minutes, turning every 5 minutes or so (for medium rare). 
You can also use a meat thermometer for a more accurate BBQ level:
  • Medium Rare 130 to 135 degrees
  • Medium 140 to 145 degrees 
  • Medium Well 150 to 155 degrees

Let the meat rest for at least 6 minutes before cutting. Add extra salt to taste. 

Need some veggies to go with that meat? Serve this marinated tip-tip with our Bacon and Broccoli Paleo Salad, enjoy!

If you ever have questions, post in the comments below, we are here to help!