Costco Steakhouse Tri-Tip with a Cabernet

The first day of Spring is near. That means barbecue time. We tried the Costco Steakhouse Tri-Tip, and it is a delicious piece of beef. Costco sells the Steakhouse Tri-Tip for $5.99 a pound.

The tri-tip comes seasoned and in a marinade of Cabernet sauce. It is sealed in a wrap. The Steakhouse Tri-Tip is an easy way to entertain. Follow the directions on the package and it is difficult to mess up.

The Costco Steakhouse Tri-Tip demands a big and bold wine. One that can stand up to the spice and marinade and the fatty juices. At Costco, my immediate attention comes the Nottingham Cellars BDX ($15.99), a wine I reviewed a few days ago. Or how about the Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Cabernet ($19.99) or J.Lohr Cabernet ($12.99). The inexpensive Crios Malbec is also an excellent choice.

How to grill the Costco Steakhouse Tri-Tip

  • Clean the grate
  • Make sure the bottom clean out try is free of grease. Juices dripping can cause flare-ups with a greasy barbecue.
  • Give the meat time to come to room temperature. Maybe 30 to 45 minutes
  • Use a good meat thermometer to check the meat for doneness (see below)
  • Do not overcook
  • Let the meat rest 10 minutes before slicing
  • Most importantly – slice the meat into strips, cutting across the grain of the meat and on the bias. I found a great YouTube video that clearly shows how to carve your tri-tip. See below.

What to Serve with the Costco Steakhouse Tri-Tip

Costco Steakhouse Tri-Tip - tender and juicy
Costco Steakhouse Tri-Tip – tender and juicy

I cooked the tri-tip on a Weber Genesis model and followed the directions to the letter. I was tempted to go with the Weber directions on cooking a tri-tip but decided to follow Costco’s directions. It was a perfect piece of meat. The ends were done medium, and the thicker pieces were medium rare, just the way I like it.

Costco tri-tip
Cooked to perfection – Tri-Tip

Give the Costco Steakhouse Tri-Tip a try. It is an inexpensive way to entertain and your guests will marvel at your cooking skills.

How to carve a tri-tip roast

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