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Oct 7, 2009
San Diego CA
Decided to do a Santa Maria Style BBQ for Memorial Day/Smoke Day along with some chicken. Chicken cooked indirect with some SBR and cut with Worcestershire sauce. Tri tips done with some Suzie Q seasoning and a chunk of red oak for smoke and cooked to med with a reverse sear at the end. Pinquito beans were done on the stove I just put them on the grill to try and get a little smoke flavor to them.

Chicken on one grill and tri tip and pinquito beans on another.


Chicken almost done and doing a reverse sear on one of the tri tips.

Tri tips sliced up and also cooked a couple of sausages.

Garlic bread

and salsa

Plated up
Santa Maria Style Salsa

Yields 3 1/2 cups
3 medium fresh tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1/2 cup finely chopped California green chiles
2 tbsp. snipped cilantro
1tbs. vinegar
Dash of Worcestershire sauce
Pinch of garlic salt
Pinch of dried oregano, crushed
Few drops of hot pepper sauce
Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Cover and let stand for one hour to blend flavors.
V9 any advice to a novice on doing a Santa Maria Style BBQ of some Tri Tip. I'm headed north to work on a project at our cottage and will be feeding a few folks and would like to give it a try. I have some red oak, can get the Tri Tip and have the desire, I'm not sure about getting Pinquito Beans, but would appreciate any advice. I assume I can use my Performer as at this point the better half would frown on me buying a cowboy grill :D
I followed these recipes for the most part. You probably won't find pinquito beans unless you order them online. Any pink bean will do or even pinto beans. I used my Performer too. I seem to have the best results when I cook the tri tip indirect with the dome thermo reading between 275-300*F and cook the tri tip till around 115-120*F internal. Remove the tri tip, don't foil it or anything and then get the Performer hot and do a reverse sear till medium rare.
Lompoc Valley Seed and Milling for your pinquito needs.
1119 West Laurel Avenue
Lompoc, CA 93436-5159
(805) 736-2517

Yellow Beans $1.30/pound
Pinquito Beans $1.25/pound
Black Eyed Peas $1.10/pound
Navy (Small White) $1.10/pound
Great Northern $1.10/pound
Fava Beans $1.10/pound
Speckled Limas $1.10/pound
Large Limas $1.10/pound
Green Split Peas $1.10/pound
Lentils $1.10/pound
6-bean soup (1.25#) $2.50 each
Red Beans $1.10/pound
Pink Beans $1.10/pound
Pinto Beans $1.10/pound
Black Beans $1.10/pound
Garbanzo Beans $1.10/pound

5 pound cloth bag of Pinquitos with Lompoc Bean/Flower Field logo - $7.50 each
Lompoc Valley Beans reusable tote bag - $3.50
Lompoc Valley Beans soup mug - $10.00 with 6-bean soup - $12.00
NOTE: All beans come with yummy recipe enclosed in bag.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: Monday thru Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.

SHIPPING and HANDLING: We can fit approximately 15# of any beans in a $11.00 flat rate box and 20# in the $14.50
flat rate box. If ordering by phone for mail orders please make checks payable to Lompoc Valley Seed & Milling Co.

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