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Grilled Tri Tip with Homemade BBQ Sauce

Juicy tri tip steak slathered with an easy homemade bbq sauce.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 615kcal
Author foodnessgracious


  • 1/4 cup shallot diced
  • 3 tbsp Jim Beam Bourbon
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup coca cola
  • 1 ybsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp bbq rub
  • 2-2 1/2 lbs tri tip
  • 2 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 2 tbsp bbq rub


  • In a medium size, pot add the shallots and cook until soft, about 5 minutes.
  • Pour in the bourbon and cook until reduced by almost half.
  • Add the ketchup, vinegar, sugar, cola and soy sauce and stir.
  • Simmer on low for about 20 minutes and then transfer to a blender.
  • Blend on low just to break down any shallot pieces there might still be.
  • Transfer to a jar.
  • Preheat your grill to high.
  • Rub the tri tip with the mustard and then sprinkle with the bbq rub.
  • Place the tri tip onto the hottest part of the grill and sear for 5 minutes.
  • Turn the tri tip over and repeat.
  • move the tri tip slightly away from the direct heat and cook for another 20 minutes turning over periodically.
  • With about five minutes to go, start brushing the meat with the bbq sauce on both sides. Do this a few times.
  • Once the meat is ready, transfer to a plate and cover with aluminum foil. let rest for 10 minutes.
  • Slice the tri tip across the grain into thin slices and serve with extra sauce on the side.


Serving: 2oz | Calories: 615kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 59g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 184mg | Sodium: 802mg | Potassium: 1155mg | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 310IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 4.9mg