Smoked Tri Tip

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.

Sliced Smoked Tri Tip

Started with a standard 2.2 pound tri tip that had some nice marbling.  I really lucked out when I found this guy!

Tri Tip RoastThe 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

Dry Rub for Smoked Tri TipSet up the Weber kettle for indirect heat with a few chunks of hickory.

Smoking a Tri TipI smoked this tri tip for about an hour and a half until it hit 138F.  It didn’t look amazing at this point.

Finished Smoked Tri TipI did my standard trick to pretty up the tri tip and brushed it with some melted butter.

Melted butter makes everything better.

Smoked Tri Tip

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.

Pile of Sliced Smoked Tri Tip

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!


9 thoughts on “Smoked Tri Tip

  1. Is the tri tip the endd of a tenderloin? I don’t think I’ve ever purchased one, but I buy whole tenderloins, and that’s what it looks like. Great looking BBQ!!!


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