Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Let's Go Outside and Grill!

Good evening fellow bloggers! I welcome you to Everyday Meals. Tonight, we are taking a step outdoors to embrace the oncoming Summer. During the Summer, I love grilling, may it be burgers, hot dogs, Italian sausage, and so much more. The weather is nice (well, that's debatable in some Northern states) and birds are about. It's the best time to have a cook out! So, let's put on our tank tops, grab our cutting board, and head outside for this awesome dinner recipe Let's go!

Grilled Tri-Tip Steak with Molasses Chili Marinade

You will need:

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 5 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 1 tablespoon peeled and chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 pounds tri-tip steaks


  1. In a large glass bowl or container, whisk together brown sugar, molasses, soy sauce, rice vinegar, garlic, ginger, chili powder and freshly ground black pepper until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Place tri-tip steaks in the marinade and turn until completely coated.
  3. Let marinate for about 1 hour, covered, turning the steak occasionally.
  4. Preheat grill to medium-high heat and brush with canola oil.
  5. Place the steaks on the grill (do not discard the marinade) and cook until desired texture, about 5 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of the steaks.
  6. Remove steak from the grill and let rest for 10 to 15 minutes before slicing.
  7. Transfer the marinade and any juices collected from the cooked steaks to a small saucepan.
  8. Bring to a low boil and let cook for about 10 minutes.
  9. Serve with the steak.

Now that everything is prepared, let's sit down with a nice glass of lemonade (or an ice cold beer) and enjoy this masterpiece that you have made. Kudos to you future griller! Good night!