So this is my NEW favorite meat recipe that I pulled from the blog, Simply Recipes. You can keep your filet mignon, your rib eyes and your giant roast beast. This recipe is easy and pretty foolproof. I had posted another tri tip recipe using a red wine marinade, but that requires forethought and planning and marinating. This recipe is easier and, frankly, better. And requires only the forethought of having an awesomely stocked spice collection and catching the tri tip sales at your local market.
My family likes it rare, hence the "dead cow walking" look to the photo, but you can cook it longer if you like. This is one of the few recipes that my entire family gets happy about...can you imagine this universal enthusiasm for the sweet potato recipe I posted earlier? Clearly a carnivorous crowd.