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Tri Tip on the Mini

R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,989
edited March 2012 in EggHead Forum
I look pretty closely at the tri tips at the grocery store even if I don't need one as every once in a while I find one that just looks so much better than the others and screams "buy me"!  

This one said just that to me:

Brushed with EVOO & rubbed with Rub Co Original & Santa Maria:

Put it on the Mini Egg which was cruising along at about 335 with a chunk of red oak for some smoke:

I love searing on the Mini so after IT hit about 118, I seared it a minute per side:

Temp in thickest part when pulled was about 128-129 and during the rest it peaked out at:

Sliced & served:

It was delicious with a little buttery taste!  I'm so glad this one called out to me.

Thanks for looking!

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Bay Area, CA


  • SandBillySandBilly Posts: 227
    Man, that ain't right, looks great..
  • Fantastic pictures. Thanks for posting.

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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 9,067
    That looks incredible and cooked perfect! A friend from Cali raves about the Tri Tip as I here it's a very popular cut there. It's finally making its way to Texas and readily available.
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • IrishDevlIrishDevl Posts: 1,390
    Fabulous pictures, looks awesome.  Amazing, over 2lbs. of meat for just over $8.  I need to move.  
  • medic119medic119 Posts: 80

    That looks incredible!  I wish they had Tri-Tip on the east coast.

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  • IrishDevlIrishDevl Posts: 1,390
    They do, I get it at my butcher.  Get a good meat man/woman and they should have it.  
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,746
    Wow. You are the man. Cook & pictures.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • SqueezySqueezy Posts: 1,102

    Finally offered here in my town (Ontario) for $10.50 lb. ... I can buy whole tenderloin for $8.99 lb.

    I don't get it?

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  • Sgt93Sgt93 Posts: 704
    Looks great.

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  • BYS1981BYS1981 Posts: 2,530
    Squeezy said:

    Finally offered here in my town (Ontario) for $10.50 lb. ... I can buy whole tenderloin for $8.99 lb.

    I don't get it?

    $4.99/lb here.. thats outrageous.
  • LizzieSampsLizzieSamps Posts: 894
    $10.50Lb ???!!! Did they price it correctly?  I would be asking someone directly about that.
  • LitLit Posts: 6,895
    Tri tip is now $7.49 a pound at Costco in Georgia. If you buy the whole bag untrimmed it goes down to like $6 a pound but you have to buy 15-20 pounds. I would eat nothing but tri tip if I could get it for $3.99 a pound that looked like that.
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