In The Kitchen: Tri-Tip Sandwich with Blue Cheese, Carmelized Onions & Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

My favorite from our picnic at Hollywood Cemetery…


  • 1/2 pound tri tip (sliced thin, you could substitute roast beef as well)
  • 1 loaf of French Bread
  • 2 oz of blue cheese
  • Carmelized Onions (recipe below)
  • Roasted Red Pepper Sauce (recipe below)

Toast your bread and layout your ingredients to make a deliciously gourmet sandwich!  Tri-tip thinly sliced can most often be found at a local specialty deli or gourmet food store.  Roast Beef is a great substitute if you are unable to score the Tri-tip.  We buy ours at Bay Cities Italian Deli & Bakery.

Carmelized Onions

  • 1/4 tbsp of butter
  • 1 tsp of sugar
  • 1 small white or yellow onion
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil

Heat olive oil in a small fry pan.  Cut onion into large rings and heat in oil until translucent in color.  About 15 minutes over low heat.  Once onions have changed color add butter and sugar.  Cook over low heat for at least 10 minutes or until onions are golden brown.

Roasted Red Pepper Sauce


  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup of cilantro (no need to chop)
  • 1/2 cup of parsley
  • 1/2 olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic

Roast the bell pepper on the grill or under a broiler until skin is completely black in color.  Once the pepper has changed color place in a plastic bag to cool and steam for 15 minutes.  After the pepper has cooled enough to handle, peel all burnt skin and remove seeds.  Place red pepper and all other ingredients in a food processor and blend until completely smooth.  Add more olive oil if the sauce looks to thick.

2 thoughts on “In The Kitchen: Tri-Tip Sandwich with Blue Cheese, Carmelized Onions & Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

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  1. So funny, I googled tri tip sandwiches and Blue Cheese to make for Hollywood Bowl tomorrow night and possibly the Hollywood Cemetery Sat night since my San Diego guest is in town and I found your site. Cool!! I am from CT and have lived in LA for 4 years… Love this recipe 🙂

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