Gluten-Free Grilled Tri-Tip Steak Recipe

by theresa on August 8, 2011

I found these wonderful vegetarian-fed tri-tip steaks at Trader Joe’s the other day and picked up two packages of them for dinner. I wasn’t sure how good they would be, based on the cut, but they practically melted in our mouths. I made my own gluten-free rub for them, because most of the rubs you can find in the store contain one or more forbidden ingredients. This rub is good on steak, pork and fish. I don’t like it so much on chicken though.

6 thick-cut steaks, approximately 3 ounces in size
2 tablespoons onion powder
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon dried thyme leaves, crushed
1-1/2 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
3/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper


Step 1 – Preheat grill.

Step 2 – Combine spices in a bowl. Pat steaks on both sides with the rub and on the edges for extra flavor.

Step 3 – For every inch of thickness, cook steaks 6 minutes per side. For thinner steaks, reduce cooking time to avoid overcooking.

Serves: 6

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