Grilled Espresso Tri-Tip Roast

Grilled Espresso Tri-Tips
Grilled Espresso Tri-Tips. Ray Kachatorian/Getty Images
  • 100 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 90 mins
  • Yield: Serves 6
Ratings (5)

Coffee is a great seasoning and works beautifully in marinades. The flavor isn't overbearing and will help to enhance the natural beefiness of any steak or roast.

What You'll Need

  • 2 pound (900 g) tri-tip roast, about 6 ounces each
  • 3 tablespoons (45 mL) finely ground espresso coffee beans
  • 3 tablespoons (45 mL) 
  • brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons (10 mL) sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) black pepper, coarse ground
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 mL) garlic powder

How to Make It

1. Combine espresso beans, brown sugar, garlic powder, black pepper, and chili powder. Rub mixture onto steaks and place into a resealable container. Cover and allow to refrigerate for an hour.

2. Preheat grill for medium heat. Remove steaks from fridge and place on grill. Cook for about 1 to 1 1/2 hours, depending on the thickness of roast and desired doneness.

3. Once cooked, remove from heat allow to sit for 5 minutes before slicing.