Beef Tri Tip-Tips Recipe

Beef Tri Tip.  Just the name alone brings smiles and drools, we decided it was time to bring those to the recipe world.  Print this out and laminate it, it will quickly become your go to reference for amazing Tri Tip.

Beef Tri Tip-Tips Recipe

Yield: 20-25 samples

Prep time: 10 Minutes

Total time: 1 hour Smoke, 15-20 minutes Grilling


Measure   Ingredient                                           Prep Notes      

5 lbs             Beef Tri Tip, Choice, Cleaned                   avg 2.5lbs ea

Taste            Rub A Dub, 5280 Culinary                                                                                        

24 ea            Kings Hawaiian Rolls, Mini                       Slice before demo, wrap         

Taste            50/50 BBQ Sauce (Blend of High Altitude & Low Country in Squirt Bottle)


 Cooking Directions

  • Season the Tri Tip and keep refrigerated for 2-4 hours. Be sure to notice the way the muscle fibers are, this will help at the end when cutting against the grain
  • 15 minutes prior to smoke, remove trip tip from the fridge and hold on the counter
  • Load the pellet hopper with choice of pellets – we like the Texas Beef Blend for Tri Tip
  • Turn the Traeger Pro34 to 180 Degrees and allow to come to temp and smoke
  • Load with Tri Tip and allow to smoke for 1-1.5 Hours
  • Check temperature about halfway through, on your way to 90 degrees internal temp
  • During the last 30 minutes of smoke
  • Preheat your Big Green Egg to 450 – 500 degrees and layer in some Apple wood cooking chunks for extra smoke flavor (if desired)
    • Go easy on the wood, as this will continue to smoke during the whole cooking process and too much smoke will produce and acrid flavor. Light smoke is perfect
  • Once the Tri Tip has reached an internal temp of 90 degrees on the Traeger, remove
  • Sear beef on the big green on both sides, then move to the outside edge of the egg to finish cooking, turn if necessary, but not too often. Use tongs to turn meat, not a fork or pigtail
  • Cook to an internal temp of 120 degrees, remove from the egg, place into Kingsford Grilling Pan
  • Allow to rest for 5-8 minutes (overall doneness will carry over cook while resting)
  • Slice against the grain, serve on a kings Hawaiian bun, offer 50/50 sauce on the side

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Published: 3/8/2020