Santa Maria Tri Tip

Backyard BBQ Santa Maria Tri Tip Recipe

I love Santa Maria Tri Tip. I have to say that It is one of my favorite cuts of meat to grill. And there’s no better way to cook it than on a Santa Maria grill.

This recipe is sure to impress your family and friends at your next backyard BBQ. If you don’t have a dedicated Santa Maria grill, no worries! You can still cook a delicious tri-tip steak using a Weber Kettle grill with a Titan Outdoors Santa Maria attachment.

This is one that you want to cook over and over to perfection.

Santa Maria Tri Tip

Serving Size:
90 minutes


  • 1 Tri-tip steak (approximately 2-3 pounds)
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Olive oil
  • Red oak wood chunks


  1. Set up your Weber Kettle grill for indirect heat by placing charcoal on one side of the grill and leaving the other side empty.
  2. While the grill is heating up, prepare the tri-tip by trimming any excess fat and seasoning it with salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder.
  3. Once the grill has reached the desired temperature, add the red oak wood chunks to the charcoal. This will add a smoky flavor to the meat. (NOTE: You will control the temperature by raising and lowering the grate as needed)
  4. Place the tri-tip on the grill grates.
  5. Cook the tri-tip for 15 minutes on each side, or until the internal temperature reaches 135°F for medium-rare. Flipping every 15 minutes.
  6. During the cooking process, baste the tri-tip with olive oil every 5 minutes. This will keep the meat moist and tender.
  7. Once the tri-tip has reached the desired internal temperature, remove it from the grill and let it rest for 10 minutes.
  8. After resting, slice the tri-tip against the grain and serve with your favorite BBQ sides

By using a Weber Kettle grill with a Titan Outdoors Santa Maria attachment, you can achieve the same great results as a dedicated Santa Maria grill. So, get grilling and enjoy the delicious flavor of tri-tip steak cooked to perfection!

Don’t Leave Empty Handed — Get The Goods!

Similar Posts