Recipe By valerierouse
Published Mar 5th
Prep 10m Cook - Additional - Ready In 10m
Servings 1 3/4 cup Calories 64.5

I came up with this tri-tip marinade by chance when I went to pour Worcestershire and found I was nearly out! Also works great for beef kebabs.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 cup Merlot wine
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 3 large cloves garlic, minced, or more to taste
  • ½ teaspoon liquid smoke flavoring

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Combine brown sugar, garlic powder, black pepper, and onion powder in a large freezer bag. Add wine, water, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, garlic, and liquid smoke.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 64.5
  • Carbohydrate 9.9 g
  • Fat 0.3 g
  • Fiber 0.4 g
  • Protein 0.6 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.1 g
  • Sodium 200.3 mg
  • Sugar 6.5 g

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Chef's Notes

Use any dry red wine you prefer; A 2 1/2-pound works great for this. I marinate it overnight, then roast at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) for about 45 minutes--that will give you a nice color on the outside and a medium-rare doneness in the thickest part of the roast; Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of marinade ingredients. The actual amount of marinade consumed will vary.


  1. me and bf really enjoyed this even with marinating for only 4 hours.. our tri tip was on the smaller side so i cut the recipe in half.. i made a few modifications based on what we had on hand.. instead of merlot and brown sugar i used port.. also instead of using garlic powder - Read more ...
  2. Made as written for tri-tip steaks and it turned out pretty good. Because they were steaks and not a roast I grilled them. I will definitely use this marinade again but will leave out the liquid smoke next time.