How To Grill Tri Tip On A Big Green Egg

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When it comes to flavor the Big Green Egg shines with Beef.  I love that rich, robust charcoal flavor for adding some nice notes of earthiness to steaks, roasts and Tri Tip.

How To Grill Tri Tip On A Big Green Egg

This recipe is truly a celebration of flavor.  Try it on your Kamado style grill tonight!

Yield: 4 People

Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Cook Time: 20-30 Minutes (our recipe video shows beef after 22 Minutes of cooking)

Cook Temp: 450˚ - Direct Heat

Print Recipe for Big Green Egg Grilled Beef Tri Tip


Measure   Ingredient                                                                                Prep Notes      
2 – 2 ½ lbs    Tri Tip, Beef, Trimmed and Peeled                           I prefer Prime or Choice            
2 tbsp           Oil, Canola/Olive Blend                                 
4 tbsp           Rub-A-Dub, 5280 Culinary                                       

Preparation Directions:

Wash all tools prior to use
Clean and sanitize all cutting boards and prep surfaces prior to use
Read all manufacturer’s instructions before using grills, starters and any cooking tools
Stir charcoal in the Big Green Egg and Top off with Fresh Charcoal
Clean out ash pit if needed
Open Bottom vent and top vent for maximum air flow during startup process
Make a well in the center of the lump and ignite the charcoal using speedilight starters or an EGGniter
Heat to temp of 450˚ and adjust lower and upper vents to hold at 450˚
While grill is heating up – prep Beef Tri Tip as follows
Trim or clean Tri Tip as needed.  Most Tri Tips will come trimmed and cleaned from the butcher or grocer
Pay attention to the muscle fibers or grain of the beef, this will helpful to remember when it comes time to slice,
Add light oil to coat Tri Tip on both sides
Season to taste on both sides with Rub-A-Dub
Allow to sit on the counter for 10-15 minutes while grill reaches cooking temperature
Burb Big Green Egg and Open dome
Add Tri Tip to the grill, over the direct heat part of the grill
Grill on the first side for 6 minutes, check sear and flip to the other side if sear is to your liking
Grill on the second side for 6 minutes and check sear again
Once Tri Tip is seared to your liking, pull Tri Tip to the indirect side of the egg and off the direct heat
Close the dome and let cook for another 10-12 minutes or to desired doneness
For this video we cooked ours another 10 minutes and to an internal temperature of 120˚ F
Using tongs, remove Tri Tip from the grill and bring into the kitchen.  Allow to rest for 3-5 minutes
Slice against the grain and enjoy
  BBQ Gear/Supplies
Big Green Egg, XLarge
Charcoal, Fogo 
Big Green Egg, EGGniter
Thermometer, Big Green Egg
Rub-A-Dub, 5280 Culinary
Published on 5/12/2022.
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