Really loved the 4th of July weekend and watching the World Cup.
We were eating a big pile of smoked tri tip when those first three goals got scored. We were all very happy.
Started with a standard 2.2 pound tri tip that had some nice marbling. I really lucked out when I found this guy!
The tri tip got seasoned with a pretty standard steak rub:
Smoked Tri Tip Dry Rub
- 1 Tablespoon kosher salt
- 1 Tablespoon cracked black pepper
- 1 Tablespoon onion powder
- 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 Tablespoon celery salt
Set up the Weber kettle for indirect heat with a few chunks of hickory.
I smoked this tri tip for about an hour and a half until it hit 138F. It didn’t look amazing at this point.
I did my standard trick to pretty up the tri tip and brushed it with some melted butter.
Melted butter makes everything better.
I let the smoked tri tip rest for two hours in the refrigerator for easy slicing.
It made for a pretty great pile of sliced steak for sandwiches and Triscuit toppings.
If you have a little extra time it never hurts to marinate a tri tip. Here is a little thing I wrote about tri tip marinades on my grill parts site. Check it out…the marinades will work for any steak!