+

Harissa-Marinated Tri-Tip Roast

Ingredients (7)

  • 1/4 cup harissa paste
  • 1 teaspoon sherry vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • Heaping 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 medium garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (2-pound) beef tri-tip roast
Try Amazon Fresh
Nutritional Information
  • Calories551
  • Fat38.55g
  • Saturated fat10.27g
  • Trans fat
  • Carbs1.43g
  • Fiber0.19g
  • Sugar0.41g
  • Protein47.11g
  • Cholesterol154.22mg
  • Sodium610.74mg
  • Nutritional Analysis per serving (4 servings) Powered by

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.

Harissa-Marinated Tri-Tip Roast

A simple marinade spices up tri-tip, a relatively inexpensive cut of beef, to create a quick yet substantial meal. Serve with Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Ginger, Cardamom, and Honey.

What to buy: Harissa is a fiery Tunisian spice paste that ranges in consistency from smooth to slightly chunky. It’s available in tubes and jars in many Middle Eastern and gourmet markets, or online. You can also make your own.

Tips for Christmas and Beef

Instructions

  1. 1In a nonreactive bowl, stir together harissa, vinegar, salt, pepper, 1/4 cup of the olive oil, and garlic until well blended. Rub marinade all over tri-tip, coating it well. Place tri-tip in a nonreactive dish and cover with plastic wrap or put the roast in a large resealable plastic bag. Allow to marinate in the refrigerator 8 to 12 hours.
  2. 2Heat the oven to 375°F and arrange a rack in the middle. Remove tri-tip from the refrigerator and let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  3. 3Heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large ovenproof frying pan over medium-high heat. Sear tri-tip for about 2 minutes per side or until nicely browned. Place the frying pan in the oven and roast tri-tip until it reaches an internal temperature of 125°F for medium rare, about 20 to 22 minutes.
  4. 4Remove tri-tip from the oven and cover loosely with foil. Let rest 15 minutes before carving. Slice across the grain and serve.

Beverage pairing: Massena Moonlight Run GSM, Barossa Valley, Australia. A lushly fruited red with a good dose of aromatic spice is a solid match with the tri-tip. Wines like this can be found in Australia’s Barossa Valley. GSM stands for the blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre grapes.

Load Comments

Recommended from Chowhound

How to Stick to Healthy Eating Resolutions for the New Year
Guides

How to Stick to Healthy Eating Resolutions for the New Year

by Brianne Garrett | New year, new me. It’s a popular mantra that we all tell ourselves going into a new year—vowing that...

5 Plant-Based Swaps for the Carbs You Crave
Guides

5 Plant-Based Swaps for the Carbs You Crave

by Gretchen Lidicker | Trying to cut carbohydrates? There are plenty of great plant-based substitutes for your favorite carbs...

13 Easy Ingredient Swaps for Healthier Cooking
Guides

13 Easy Ingredient Swaps for Healthier Cooking

by Dan McKay and Jen Wheeler | These easy, healthy ingredient swaps are proof that eating healthy doesn't have to be a chore. Even...