Tri-Tip Steaks with Texas Toast


Top this steak recipe with shredded romaine, slivered onion, and jalapeno slices. If Texas toast is unavailable, use any thick-sliced white bread.

Tri-Tip Steaks
Prep Time:
30 mins
Marinate Time:
2 hrs
Grill Time:
16 mins
Stand Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 16 mins


  • cup bourbon

  • cup reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • ¼ cup molasses

  • 2 tablespoon cider vinegar

  • 2 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 ½ - 2 pound beef tri-tip steaks, cut 1 inch thick

  • ½ cup ketchup

  • 6 tablespoon butter, softened

  • 6 - 8 slices Texas toast


  1. For marinade, whisk together bourbon, soy sauce, molasses, vinegar, and chili powder. Remove 1/4 cup for sauce. Prick both sides of steak with fork. Place in self-sealing plastic bag set in shallow dish. Pour marinade over. Seal; marinate refrigerated, 2 to 3 hours, turning occasionally.

  2. For sauce, in saucepan combine ketchup, 1/2 cup water, 1/4 cup reserved marinade, 2 Tbsp. butter, and 1/4 tsp. pepper. Bring to boiling over medium; set aside.

  3. Remove steaks from marinade; discard marinade. Brush meat with 1 Tbsp. cooking oil. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes.

  4. For charcoal grill, arrange medium-hot coals on one side of grill. Place steaks on rack directly over coals. Cover and lightly sear on both sides, 4 minutes. Move to unheated side of grill. Cover and grill 12 to 15 minutes more for medium rare (145 degrees F). Remove; let stand 5 minutes. Butter bread; place on hot grill. (For gas grill, preheat grill to medium-high. Adjust for indirect grilling. Grill as above.)

  5. Reheat sauce. Thinly slice steak and arrange on toast; pass sauce. Serves 6 to 8.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

513 Calories
27g Fat
31g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 513
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 169mg 56%
Sodium 970mg 42%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 3.5mg 18%
Calcium 80.8mg 6%
Iron 4.1mg 23%
Potassium 560mg 12%
Folate, total 20.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.8mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.7mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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