Take it to the Table Tuesday: Tri Tip to Prime Rib

by Mindy Lockard on August 10, 2009

Never underestimate the power of dining together. Our dining table is the practice ground for good table manners and a place where we connect with our friends and family.


As a mom and etiquette consultant I like to work magic: make a giant blackberry stain disappear from a sundress dress, help a client find their professional mojo before an all important business meeting, or in the case of tonight’s dinner waved my recession wand and turn

Tri Tip…


into Prime Rib…


by using my favorite Prime Rib grilling recipe on a nice cut Tri Tip that I picked up from my local butcher. The recipe is simple.

Take one disposable pan fill it with onions, potatoes and water…


Rub down the Tri Tip with EVOO and favorite rub or seasoning

(when limited on time Montreal Seasoning is an easy and fast way to flavor a roast)

carefully place the potatoes on the indirect heat rack of your outdoor grill

and then the beef above it.


Grill low and slow.  This allows the juices from the meat to drip into the pan and add a rich flavor to the potatoes below.  It also allows me to pick up the house so Mr. Lockard doesn’t fear we’ve been robbed when he walks through the door at the end of the day.


And, what would Prime Rib be without horseradish sauce…


our homemade side with a lot of kick!

2 Tablespoons grated horseradish

2 Tablespoons non fat sour cream

1/2 cup non fat Greek yogurt

1 clove of garlic pressed

Juice from 1/2 lemon

4 – 6 drops of hot sauce

Voila! Why pay more for Prime Rib when you can enjoy Tri Tip?


Table Talk Questions from our Tri Tip Dinner

Should children have to try new foods? And why?

How do you define art?

Note: We’ll use half of the Tri Tip for tonight’s  dinner and will have the other half tomorrow night in pita pockets with yogurt, cucumber, dill sauce.

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Shani 08.11.09 at 5:14 am

Yum to both last night’s and tonight’s dinner!

Marla 08.11.09 at 10:42 am

This sounds delicious, and I will most definitely try it! And I love the leftover suggestion too!

SecondCityJen 08.11.09 at 2:16 pm

Fabulous suggestion. I think I’ll try it soon!

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