Cooking with beef: Grilled beef tri-tip with tropical fruit salsaTotal recipe time: 45 minutes

Makes 6 to 8 servings

Ingredients

Lime-Honey Glaze:
1 beef tri-tip roast (1-1/2 to 2 pounds)
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt

Tropical Fruit Salsa:
1-1/2 cups papaya or mango
1/2 cup chopped plum tomatoes
2 jalapeno peppers, seeded, finely chopped
2 tablespoons sliced green onion
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon honey

Instructions

  1. Combine glaze ingredients in small bowl. Combine salsa ingredients in medium bowl.
  2. Place roast on grid over medium, ash-covered coals or over medium heat on preheated gas grill. Grill; covered 25 to 35 minutes for medium rare to medium doneness, turing occasionally. Brush with glaze during last 10 minutes.
  3. Remove roast when instant-read thermometer registers 135°F for medium rare; 150°F for medium. Tent loosely with aluminum foil; let stand 10 minutes. (Temperature will continue to rise to 145°F for medium rare; 160°F for medium.) Carve across the grain into thin slices. Serve with salsa.

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