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Ultimate Tri Tip
Ultimate Tri Tip, photo by John J. McKellar

Ultimate Tri Tip

AuthorLauren CookCategoryDifficultyBeginner

The key to great tri tip is the rub! Here are 11 spices and seasonings that will render your roast tender, juicy and oh, so tasty.

Ultimate Tri Tip

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time8 hrsCook Time1 hr 30 minsTotal Time9 hrs 30 mins

 2 lbs Tri tip cut
 4 tbsp Olive Oil
Grillax Tri Tip Rub
 2 tsp Sea Salt
 2 tsp Dark Brown Sugar
 2 tsp Coarse Black Pepper
 2 tsp Onion Powder
 2 tsp Garlic Powder
 1 tsp Chili Powder
 2 tsp Smoked Paprika
 1 tsp Cayenne Powder
 ½ tsp Sweet Curry Powder
 ½ tsp Cumin
 ½ tsp Dry Mustard

1

Trim the fat and silver skin from your roast.

2

Coat your roast with Tri Tip Rub and place in large plastic resealable bag. Add olive oil and work into the roast. Seal the bag, removing any excess air.

3

Place roast in refrigerator overnight, or about 8-10 hours, but can go longer.

4

Bring your grill or smoker up to 225 degree Fahrenheit. Add pecan blocks to your coals.

5

Set your tri tip on the indirect side of your grill, or middle rack if smoking, and grill until the internal temperature reaches 140 degrees Fahrenheit.

6

Move the tri tip over the hot coals and open up all the dampers to sear. Remove from grill and place on butcher block.

7

Allow the tri tip to rest for 10 minutes. Slice against the grain and serve with mashed potatoes and Brussels sprouts.

Ingredients

 2 lbs Tri tip cut
 4 tbsp Olive Oil
Grillax Tri Tip Rub
 2 tsp Sea Salt
 2 tsp Dark Brown Sugar
 2 tsp Coarse Black Pepper
 2 tsp Onion Powder
 2 tsp Garlic Powder
 1 tsp Chili Powder
 2 tsp Smoked Paprika
 1 tsp Cayenne Powder
 ½ tsp Sweet Curry Powder
 ½ tsp Cumin
 ½ tsp Dry Mustard

Directions

1

Trim the fat and silver skin from your roast.

2

Coat your roast with Tri Tip Rub and place in large plastic resealable bag. Add olive oil and work into the roast. Seal the bag, removing any excess air.

3

Place roast in refrigerator overnight, or about 8-10 hours, but can go longer.

4

Bring your grill or smoker up to 225 degree Fahrenheit. Add pecan blocks to your coals.

5

Set your tri tip on the indirect side of your grill, or middle rack if smoking, and grill until the internal temperature reaches 140 degrees Fahrenheit.

6

Move the tri tip over the hot coals and open up all the dampers to sear. Remove from grill and place on butcher block.

7

Allow the tri tip to rest for 10 minutes. Slice against the grain and serve with mashed potatoes and Brussels sprouts.

Ultimate Tri Tip

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Lauren Cook

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