OVEN ROASTED BEEF TRI-TIP
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1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon celery salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon dried dill
1/4 teaspoon dried sage
1/4 teaspoon crushed dried rosemary
1 (2 1/2 pound) beef tri-tip roast
Mix together the salt, garlic salt, celery salt, black pepper, onion powder, paprika, dill, sage, and rosemary in a bowl. Store in an airtight container at room temperature until ready to use. This is enough rub for two tri-tips.
Use a damp towel to lightly moisten the roast with water, then pat with the prepared rub on both sides. Refrigerate for a minimum of 2 hours, up to overnight, for the flavors to fully come together. If you are going to be cooking the meat right away, let rubbed tri-tip sit at room temperature for two hours.
Cook's Tip: This rub is also great on grilled chicken, shrimp and fish. Can be used as a seasoning salt.
1/2 cup beef or chicken stock
1/4 cup red wine
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
optional: 1 teaspoon of any fresh herbs you may like, such as rosemary, thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried.
salt and freshly ground black pepper
Place the pan you roasted the meat in over the burner, add the garlic, stir for 1 minute, add stock, wine, and any herbs. Bring to a boil, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Reduce the sauce slightly, then whisk in the mustard and taste it for salt and pepper. Pour the sauce over the sliced meat and serve immediately. NOTE: This is a lean cut of meat which means that sometimes there are no pan drippings, so put a pat of butter in the pan, add the wine and the rest of the ingredients. It will still pick up the flavor.