Grab your apron, fire up the grill, and let the aroma of Santa Maria roast beef entice you into a culinary adventure that will leave lasting memories.
- 4 tablespoons paprika
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon white pepper
- 1 tablespoon celery salt
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon pepper
- 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon ground mustard
- 1 beef tri-tip roast or beef sirloin tip roast (2 to 3 pounds)
- 2 cups soaked hickory wood chips or chunks
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- Combine the first 11 ingredients; rub desired amount over roast. Wrap and refrigerate overnight. Store leftover dry rub in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
- Remove roast from the refrigerator 1 hour before grilling. Prepare grill for indirect heat, using a drip pan. Add wood chips according to manufacturer’s directions.
- Unwrap roast and brush with oil; place over drip pan. Grill, covered, over medium-low indirect heat for 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°). Let stand for 10-15 minutes before slicing.
4 ounces cooked beef: 294 calories, 16g fat (4g saturated fat), 91mg cholesterol, 324mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 32g protein. Diabetic exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 fat.