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  • Cook Time
    30 mins.
  • Serves
  • Difficulty

Behind the Recipe

It Was a Last Minute Trip to Wine Country

We were driving home when we found this little shack outside Modesto with the best tri-tip ever. To this day, we still can’t figure out exactly how he made it so tender and flavorful. This is the closest we ever came.

If you’re anything like us, there’s just nothing better than tender red meat with mushroom sauce. This recipe’s got it all, and it’s super easy to follow. Let’s do this.



  • 2 lbs. tri-tip steak
  • 2 cups mushrooms
  • 1 bottle merlot
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 cups soy sauce
  • 1 cup peppercorn
  • 1 bunch green onion


  • Mince garlic cloves and chop green onion.
  • Combine merlot and soy sauce in a bowl, mixing in garlic and green onion to create marinade.
  • Marinate tri-tip overnight in refrigerator.

Cooking Instructions

  1. 1

    Remove tri-tip from marinade.

  2. 2

    Simmer the remaining marinade on low heat until thick.

  3. 3

    Add mushrooms and peppercorn to marinade and stir.

  4. 4

    Grill tri-tip over direct heat for 8-10 minutes per side, or until an instant-read thermometer inserted at thickest part of the cut reads 130 degrees.

  5. 5

    Let tri-tip rest for 10 minutes before serving.

  6. 6

    Top with mushroom sauce and enjoy.

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