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Mini Tri-Tip

R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,656
edited 6:41PM in EggHead Forum
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:
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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:
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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!
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Yes, quite hot:
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Gave it a quick sear on both sides and the edge:
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Pulled it off & checked the temp a couple minutes later:
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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:
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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!
XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
Bay Area, CA

Comments

  • CrazyHarryCrazyHarry Posts: 112
    ...but most importantly my MIL loved it!

    You say that like it's a GOOD thing. :evil:
  • EggSimonEggSimon Posts: 422
    very nice.

    I love Tri Tip
  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    Nothing like keeping the MIL happy and it look like you did a fine job of it. Tell us more about the table, can't quite tell if it's a small table sitting on something or it is larger then it looks.

    Regards,
    Bordello
  • Very Nice Cook looks great! I know its early and I havnt eatin breakfast but that looks like it would be wonderful with some eggs, maybe even folded into a tortilla with eggs, n cheese, n peppers..May have to try that...Matt
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  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,656
    The table is a Solé Kamado Crate and designed to fit a Large BGE or Kamado.

    I have an Imperial Kamado that I'm slowly restoring :unsure: that will likely be sitting on the Crate some day. I hadn't intended to buy a cart before finishing the restoration project but I saw this one on an online auction and got it cheap.

    Maybe I should just do a bad job restoring it in the hopes that my wife will say "just get a Large Egg". :laugh:
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,656
    I haven't had breakfast either and your suggestion sounds like a tasty tri-tip breakfast burrito! Yum!

    Now if I hadn't given the leftovers to my in-laws, I'd be making one now. :ohmy:
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
  • fire eggerfire egger Posts: 1,124
    Very nice!! hard to find tri-around, that looks very good!!
  • PowderhoundPowderhound Posts: 125
    Trying the same this weekend. How long did it take at indirect at 350F ? Looks great!
    Large, Medium, Mini, and Mini Max, a few too many accessories, 2 kids, 1 dog, and original wife.  Lover of winter, powdery snow, and lots of golf.  
  • SocalcajudoSocalcajudo Posts: 132
    Tri tip reversed sear is so good. One of my favorites. Looks so good. Nice table too. Have you heard of Susie Q Santa Maria style seasoning? That is some good stuff for tri tip.
  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,656
    Trying the same this weekend. How long did it take at indirect at 350F ? Looks great!

    Ah, this was a long time ago and my memory stinks. I would guess about 25-30 minutes. I posted more info in your thread here: http://eggheadforum.com/discussion/1154489/tri-tip-on-the-mini
    Tri tip reversed sear is so good. One of my favorites. Looks so good. Nice table too. Have you heard of Susie Q Santa Maria style seasoning? That is some good stuff for tri tip.

    Yes, I'm familiar with Susie Q, a Santa Maria favorite. I have some in my pantry. Good stuff at a great price.
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,583
    :-bd Good job! Need to find me another tri-tip.

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  • Black_BadgerBlack_Badger Posts: 1,182
    That is a really great looking tri tip. Congrats. I sort of thought small was a much better option than mini, but I've seen some amazing stuff come off that little guy.

    Cheers
    B_B
    Finally back in the Badger State!

    Middleton, WI
  • jaydub58jaydub58 Posts: 2,096
    For another very good tri-tip rub, go to www.eggsbythebay, and click on the Santa Maria Tri-tip button.  It's a wonderful rub recipe.  I've been using it for a couple of years.
    John in the Willamette Valley of Oregon
  • Dyal_SCDyal_SC Posts: 4,572
    Wow, looks outstanding!  Great pix too!  I gotta try that using a pie pan.  I don't have a mini woo yet either. 
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