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Lemon-Garlic Grilled Tri-Tip Roast with Vegetables from Beef It’s What’s For Dinner.

Makes eight servings.

Preparation and cooking time: 50 minutes.



1 Tri-Tip Roast (1-1/2 to 2 pounds).

4 ears corn, husked.

1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed.

1 red onion, cut into eight wedges.



1/2 cup dry white wine.

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice.

1 tablespoon no-salt added lemon pepper seasoning.

1 tablespoon minced garlic.

1 teaspoon lemon zest.

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional).



2 teaspoons no-salt added lemon pepper (divided).




1. Combine marinade ingredients in small bowl. Place beef tri-tip roast and marinade in food-safe plastic bag; turn roast to coat. Close bag securely and marinate in refrigerator 15 minutes to 2 hours, turning occasionally.

2. Remove roast from marinade; discard marinade. Pat dry with paper towel. 

Prepare gas grill for indirect cooking by lighting two-thirds to one-half your grill, leaving remainder off. When grill is hot (10 to 15 minutes), place roast directly above flames. Cover and sear all sides of roast, approximately 8 minutes each side. Move roast to unlit area on grid. Cover and cook 14 to 16 minutes until medium rare (135ºF) to medium (150º’F) doneness, turning occasionally. 

Place vegetable directly above flames. Cover and cook corn 15 to 20 minutes; asparagus 7 to 11 minutes and onions 11 to 15 minutes or until tender, turning occasionally. 

Remove roast. Let roast stand 5 to 10 minutes. (Temperature will continue to rise about 5ºF to 10ºF to reach 145–F for medium rare; 160ºF for medium.

3. Carve roast against the grain into 1/4 inch slices; season with 1 teaspoon lemon pepper. Sprinkle remaining 1 teaspoon lemon pepper over vegetables; toss gently. Season roast and vegetables with salt and pepper, as desired.

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