This Spicy Chocolate Marinated Grilled Tri Tip recipe is sponsored by Divine Chocolate. The recipe and opinions expressed in the post are my own.
I thought I’d try something new for Choctoberfest: a savory chocolate recipe. I once rubbed a prime rib with cocoa and it was magnificent. Chocolate adds a wonderful depth of flavor to the beef. The weather had been nice here so I decided to grill. If the weather isn’t conducive to grilling where you are and when you want to enjoy it, you can bake this in an oven.
Tri tip is a very popular cut of beef here in California, but not so much in other parts of the country. It may also be called: a triangle roast, sirloin tip roast or sirloin butt. There are few important tricks to tri tip:
- DO NOT OVERCOOK, keep it medium rare or it will turn tough.
- if grilling, indirect heat is best, especially with this marinade.
- pay attention to the grain when slicing, it will change halfway through.
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And did I mention the chocolate is delicious too?
I was lucky enough to get to try the 100% Unsweetened Baking Bar which worked perfectly for this recipe. With no sugar in the bar, I got to control the amount in the marinade, which was only a small touch in this case.
I will be placing an order with them soon so I can get ready for my holiday baking. Visit their site for recipes and to order some for yourself.
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Spicy Chocolate Marinated Grilled Tri Tip
- 3 pound tri tip roast
- 2 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate (melted)
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoon chipotle pepper in adobo
- 4 cloves garlic (chopped)
- 1 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 lime (juiced)
- Put roast in a zip to lock bag. Combine remaining ingredients and add to the bag. Seal and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour, turning after 30 minutes.
- Heat gas grill on high.
- Sear the tri tip for 5-7 minutes a side.
- Turn the heat to medium and cook for 25-30 minutes, turning a few times, until internal temperature reaches 140 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Remove from heat, cover with a tent of aluminum foil and allow to rest for 10 minute
- Cut roast in half where the meat grain changes direction. Slice each half thinly.
- preheat oven to 350 degrees
- in a large ovenproof skillet, heat a few tablespoons of olive oil
- sear both sides of the tri tip, about 3-4 minutes a side
- roast in the oven about 10 minutes a pound until instant read thermometer reads 140 degrees