The day that inspired Tony and I to come up with our best seller, Santa Maria Seasoning was the day that Sister Carol Smith celebrated her 25th Silver Jubilee. Sister Carol is from Santa Maria, so her entire family drove down to Redondo Beach to set up for this very special day.
Santa Maria is located in Santa Barbara County. It is most famous for their wine and delicious BBQ style. It is commonly known that the Tri Tip was born in Santa Maria. The Tri Tip is a cut of beef that comes from the bottom of the sirloin. In the 1950’s it became a specialty that was only available in Santa Maria.
Everyone wanted to try the Tri Tip with Santa Maria style seasoning. In true Santa Maria fashion, Sister Carol’s family made the most delicious BBQ we had ever had. In fact, it was the first time we had ever tried a Tri Tip! Tony and I were blown away, by all that deliciousness that engulfed our taste buds. So we decided that we had to make our version of that seasoning, and we did!