Garden Grill Tri-Tip
  • 1 to 1-1/4 hours
  • Makes 6 to 8 servings

Garden Grill Tri-Tip

Tri-Tip roast takes a dip in a flavorful marinade and then get grilled alongside a vegetable medley (ratatouille if you're fancy).

Ingredients

  • 1 beef Tri-Tip Roast (about 1-1/2 to 2 pounds)
  • 1 small eggplant, cut crosswise into 1/2 inch thick slices
  • 2 small red and/or yellow bell peppers, cut lengthwise into quarters
  • 2 medium yellow squash and/or zucchini, cut lengthwise in half
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/4 cup lightly packed chopped fresh basil
  • Salt and ground black pepper
Marinade:
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

Instructions

  • 1. Combine marinade ingredients in small bowl. Place beef roast and 1/3 cup marinade in food-safe plastic bag; turn roast to coat. Close bag securely and marinate in refrigerator 15 minutes to 2 hours, turning occasionally. Cover and reserve remaining marinade in refrigerator.

  • 2. Remove 1/4 cup of reserved marinade for ratatouille; set aside. Toss vegetables (except tomatoes) with remaining marinade.

  • 3. Remove roast from marinade; discard marinade. Place roast in center of grid over medium, ash-covered coals or over medium heat on preheated gas grill; arrange vegetables (except tomatoes) around roast. Grill roast, covered, 25 to 35 minutes for medium rare (145°F) to medium (160°F) doneness, turning occasionally. Grill eggplant and bell peppers 7 to 11 minutes; zucchini and yellow squash 8 to 12 minutes (on gas grill, eggplant 6 to 8 minutes; bell peppers, zucchini and yellow squash 7 to 11 minutes) or until tender, turning occasionally.

  • 4. Remove roast when instant-read thermometer registers 135°F for medium rare; 150°F for medium. Transfer roast to carving board; tent loosely with aluminum foil. Let stand 10 minutes. (Temperature will continue to rise about 10°F to reach 145°F for medium rare; 160°F for medium.)

  • 5. Meanwhile, cut grilled vegetables into 1-inch pieces. Combine vegetables, tomatoes, basil and reserved 1/4 cup marinade in large bowl; toss to coat. Carve roast diagonally across the grain into thin slices. Season roast and ratatouille with salt and black pepper, as desired. Serve roast with ratatouille.