Santa Maria Style BBQ for the rest of us

by Chris Johns | Last Updated: December 27, 2019

Retailer “Suzie Q’s” is trying to bring a little of the Santa Maria Style BBQ to everyone with their line up of seasonings, rubs, and wood chips.

Susie Q's Tri Tip Seasoning

The roots of Santa Maria Style Barbecue extend back to the mid 1800’s, when vast ranches unfolded across the foothills of the valley. Ranchers would host Spanish-style barbecues each spring using indigenous ingredients. In the early 1900’s, the style of the local barbecue was further refined by local social clubs, as well as the many European ranchers who settled the area.

Susie Q's Tri Tip Seasoning - 10oz shaker
  • Authentic tri tip seasoning for Santa Maria Style BBQ
  • The original is still the best - same family recipe since 1981
  • Great as a dry rub for grilling steak, beef or even fish

Traditional Santa Maria Style Barbecue begins with top-block sirloin or tri- tip cut discovered in the Santa Maria Valley. The beef is seasoned with a special garlic, salt and pepper mixture, then grilled over coals of red oak native to the region. The meat is accompanied by pinquito beans small pink beans that are indigenous to the valley as well as bread, salsa and dessert often featuring fresh strawberries.

At their website you can find everything you need to host your own Santa Maria style BBQ at home. From beans to wood chips!

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