Grilled Espresso Tri-Tip Roast

Grilled Espresso Tri-Tips
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  • Total: 100 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 90 mins
  • Yield: 2 Pound Roast (6 Servings)

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.


  • 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

Steps 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.