Spice Rubbed Tri-Tip Roast

Rotisserie Tri Tip
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  • Total: 50 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
461 Calories
25g Fat
2g Carbs
56g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 461
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 169mg 56%
Sodium 899mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Protein 56g
Calcium 53mg 4%
*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.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This rotisserie tri-tip roast has a great slow-cooked flavor. The spice rub adds a rich southwestern touch. This dish would go well ​with grilled vegetable kebabs or grilled potatoes.


  • 2 to 3 pounds/900 to 1300 grams tri-tip roast
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL garlic (minced)
  • 2 teaspoons/10 mL ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons/10 mL coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL paprika
  • Optional: 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL black pepper

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Mix together spices and olive oil in the mixing bowl.

  3. Make shallow slits along the meat and rub in the spice mixture.

  4. Place in a resealable bag anywhere from 4 hours to overnight.

  5. Preheat grill and slide tri-tips onto the rotisserie skewer.

  6. Secure prongs and place them on the grill on high heat for 20 minutes.

  7. Reduce heat to medium-high for the remainder of the cooking time or when the internal temperature is between 150 to 165 F/65 to 75 C.

  8. Allow the roast to rest for 15 minutes before slicing.

  9. Serve and enjoy!

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