Santa Maria Roast Beef


Rich Dahl

TVWBB 1-Star Olympian
Santa Maria Roast Beef

4 tablespoons paprika
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon white pepper
1 tablespoon celery salt
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon pepper
2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon ground mustard
1 beef tri-tip roast or beef sirloin tip roast (2 to 3 pounds)
2 cups soaked hickory wood chips or chunks
2 tablespoons canola oil

Combine the first 11 ingredients; rub desired amount over roast. Wrap and refrigerate overnight. Store leftover dry rub in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
Remove roast from the refrigerator 1 hour before grilling. Prepare grill for indirect heat, using a drip pan. Add wood chips according to manufacturer’s directions.
Unwrap roast and brush with oil; place over drip pan. Grill, covered, over medium-low indirect heat for 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°). Let stand for 10-15 minutes before slicing.


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Oh Rich, I am soo sorry it took us so long to get to having this delicious recipe of yours.


DH did take a picture of it sliced and plated with mashed potatoes and corn on the cob. But like I mentioned elsewhere, his phone is giving him problems. The important thing is, we both enjoyed it. It is getting a DELICIOUS!!!! rating from both of us. Thank you so much for posting.

PS I just told DH that Tri-Tip is the only cut of beef I want from now on. lol
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