Sunday, September 23, 2007

Low Cost Cuts for the Grill

It's football season again and that means it's also time to grill. Since we thought we'd be feeding more than just a few people, we picked up several pounds of tri-tip at Costco, created a wet-rub and marinated the meat for about 24 hours before grilling it to medium rare.

Chili-Garlic Rubbed Tri Tip
We ran out of chili pepper and used cayenne so this meat packed a punch. However spicy, everyone seemed to love it and it was devoured in no time.

Chili Garlic Wet Rub (for 4-6 ls of meat)
-2 tb chili powder
-2 tb cayenne
-3.5 tb worcestershire sauce
-1 tb cumin
-5 cloves garlic
-2 ts salt
-2 packets Splenda

Grind the garlic and salt together with a mortar and pestle. Add this mixture to everything else and combine until smooth. Rub all over the meat, seal in a ziploc and place in the fridge for up tto 24 hours.

For slightly tough cuts like tri-tip, it's important to let the meat rest for about 10 minutes after taking it off of the grill and then cut on a diagonal across the grain so that you sever the long muscles.

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