I've been cooking a lot of tri-tip lately but my mother-in-law liked one I recently cooked so much I decided to cook another for her last night.
I found a nice looking little tri-tip at about 1.7 lbs and decided it looked small enough to try to fit into the Mini Egg.
So I got the Mini set up on the cart:
Hmmm, seems like it has room to grow... :laugh:
The tri-tip was about 11" long and the Mini grate is only 9.5" in diameter so it needed a little assistance to get it to fit:
I wanted to cook indirect and don't have a mini Woo so I just threw on a 9" pie pan and a little grate and placed the tri-tip on top & cooked it at about 350 until internal temp hit 120ish.
I removed the tri-tip & pie pan and opened up the Mini. I was surprised that in a little more than 5 minutes it was quite hot!
Yes, quite hot:
Gave it a quick sear on both sides and the edge:
Pulled it off & checked the temp a couple minutes later:
It probably raised a little more during the rest to around 135.
I didn't get the best shot of it sliced as we were in a hurry to eat:
It was my 2nd cook on the Mini and a fun one! The tri-tip was juicy & full of flavor but most importantly my MIL loved it!
Thanks for looking!
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Bay Area, CA