Grilled Tri-Tip with Citrus-Chile Butter

Grilled Tri-Tip with Citrus-Chile Butter Recipe
Photo: John Kernick


Makes 8 to 10 servings
Total time: 40 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 30 Minutes
Total: 40 Minutes


2 (2-lb.) tri-tip steaks*
2 teaspoons salt, divided
1 1/4 teaspoons pepper, divided
3 bunches baby Vidalia or green onions, trimmed
3 tablespoons olive oil


1. Preheat grill to 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat. Sprinkle steaks with 1 1/2 tsp. salt and 1 tsp. pepper. Grill steaks, covered with grill lid, 9 to 12 minutes on each side or to desired degree of doneness.

2. Remove from grill, and rub 3 Tbsp. Citrus-Chile Butter onto steaks. Cover steaks with aluminum foil; let stand 5 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, toss onions with olive oil; season with remaining 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper. Grill onions, without grill lid, 2 minutes; turn and grill 1 more minute.

4. Uncover steaks, and cut diagonally across the grain into thin slices. Serve with grilled onions and remaining Citrus-Chile Butter.

*Beef strip steaks (about 2 inches thick) may be substituted.

Shawn Cirkiel,

Parkside, Austin, Texas,

Southern Living

August 2011
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