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Santa Maria-Style Barbecue Tri-Tip

[Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

This is a classic Santa Maria style barbecue tri tip with a simple garlic, salt, and pepper rub, cooked over an open fire to medium rare. It's best served with Santa Maria-style Salsa.

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