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Marinated Tri-Tip w/ Blue Cheese, Mushroom & Onion


A luxurious herb, mushroom, and blue cheese cream sauce tops a flavorful cut of beef marinated in our savory Fig Balsamic.



For Beef:

Combine first 3 ingredients in large, heavy-duty, resealable plastic bag; shake to blend and seal. Chill overnight.

For Mushrooms & Onions:

Stem the mushrooms and scrape out the dark gills. Place the mushrooms and onions on a rimmed baking sheet. Whisk oil, garlic, and fig balsamic in a small bowl; season with salt and pepper. Brush vegetables with some of the dressing. Spray grill rack with nonstick spray and prepare barbecue (medium-high heat). Grill or bake mushrooms and onions until tender and lightly browned, turning occasionally, about 8 minutes. Cut into 1/2-inch strips.

Broil all broth in a large, heavy skillet over medium-high heat until reduced to 1 cup, about 12 minutes. Add cream, mushrooms, and onions. Boil until sauce coats vegetables, tossing occasionally, about 6 minutes. Season sauce to taste with salt and pepper and set aside.

Drain marinade from beef into medium saucepan; boil 2 minutes. Cook beef over hottest part of grill until brown, about 5 minutes per side. Move beef to coolest part of grill; cover and cook until thermometer inserted into center registers 135° (for medium-rare), turning occasionally and basting with marinade, about 30 minutes. Transfer to cutting board; let rest 10 minutes.

Rewarm mushroom sauce. Slice the beef thinly across the grain, then overlap the slices on a platter. Spoon some sauce over the meat and sprinkle with cheese and fresh herbs.