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5 from 2 votes

Grilled Tri Tip with Chinese Black Bean Sauce

Serve with white or brown rice, steamed broccoli or bok choy and a side of sriracha for a little extra kick.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Asian (Chinese)
Author: Marcia W. Smart


  • 2 ½ lb tri tip
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 4 tablespoons Chinese black bean sauce or paste use just enough to thinly coat both sides of the meat


  • Trim off any “silver skin” on the meat, or ask the butcher to do it for you.
  • Sprinkle the salt, pepper and garlic powder evenly on both sides of the meat.
  • Spread 2 tablespoons of black bean sauce over each side of the tri tip (if you end up with a tri tip that's smaller than 2 1/2 pounds use less black bean sauce, closer to 3 tablespoons of the sauce). Let the meat sit at room temperature while you heat the grill on high.
  • Reduce grill heat to medium-high and grill for 8-10 minutes per side (for meat cooked medium). Do not poke or push the meat while it’s grilling. When you remove the meat from the grill, let it rest for about 5-10 minutes before slicing thin against the grain.