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2013-05-16
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  • Servings : 5
  • Prep Time : 45m
  • Cook Time : 1:15 h
  • Ready In : 2:0 h

Submitted by Jamelle Gibbs, Matt Jackson, Steve Seeba

(West Covina Fire Dept.)

Ingredients

  • 1 ½-2 lb Tri-tip(fat trimmed)
  • Cotija Cheese
  • Green and red Jalapenos
  • (For the Rub)
  • 4 Tbsp cocoa - unsweetened
  • 4 Tbsp coffee, instant coffee
  • 4 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp cumin
  • 1 Tbsp Oregano
  • ½ Tbsp Thyme
  • 1 tsp Garlic Salt
  • 2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 5 tsp kosher salt
  • (FOR THE SAUCE)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1-2 medium brown onions (finely diced)
  • 6 cloves of garlic (1 head) minced
  • 1/2 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 Tbsp Chili Powder
  • 7 cups stock (chicken)
  • 3 oz semisweet chocolate

Method

Step 1

Lightly tenderize your tri-tip

Step 2

Liberally cover the tri-tip with your rub and let sit at room temperature for 2 hours.

Step 3

Preheat your BBQ to 500 degrees

Step 4

Sear your tri-tip on each side for 1 minute.

Step 5

Decrease the temperature of your BBQ to 275

Step 6

Place Heavy gage aluminum foil on your BBQ.

Step 7

Place the tri-tip, fat side down on the foil for 30 minutes

Step 8

Flip you tri-tip over with fat side up and cook for an additional 15-20

Step 9

During the process, continue to check the tri-tip so that it is served medium rare at center.

Step 10

PREPARING THE SAUCE (40 MIN)

Step 11

For the sauce: In a large stock pot, sauté onion in oil until tender.

Step 12

Add garlic, oregano, cumin, cinnamon; sauté together for a few minutes

Step 13

Combine flour and chili powder; Stir into pan, coating onion mixture

Step 14

Slowly whisk in stock; reduce until sauce thickens. Whisking frequently (this will take about 30 minutes).

Step 15

Stir in semisweet chocolate until melted.

Step 16

Slice the tri-tip into ¼ inch pieces.

Step 17

Pour sauce over tri-tip

Step 18

Sprinkle a light to moderate amount of cotija cheese over the top of the sauce.

Step 19

Lightly Grill the jalapenos and add as garnish around the tri-tip

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