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Tri-tip is finally available in my town!

wingfootwingfoot Posts: 95
edited 11:14AM in EggHead Forum
Does anyone have a favorite recipe/cooking method to share?


  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 8,248
    This ia very popular one.

    Beef, Tri-Tip, Santa Maria Style

    2 3 Lbs. Each tri-tip roasts
    Seasoning Salt Mixture
    2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
    2 tsp white pepper
    2 tsp cayenne pepper
    1 tsp onion powder
    4 Tbs granulated garlic
    6 Tbs salt
    Mix together all ingredients in a small bowl
    Basting Sauce
    1/2 cup red wine vinegar
    1/2 cup garlic-infused vegetable oil
    Whisk together vinegar and oil in a small bowl.

    1 Coat both sides of the tri-tip roasts with the seasoning mixture, rubbing it in as you would a dry rub. Let the seasoned tri-tip rest for at least 30 minutes at room temperature. Sear each side of the tri-tip at 600 to 700 degrees for 3 to 4 minutes each. Remove seared tri-tip from the BGE, cover it with foil and let it rest while bringing the BGE temperature down to 350 to 400 degrees. During this cool down period I usually toss in a couple of oak chunks. Put tri-tip back in the BGE and cook to an internal temperature of 126 degrees for medium rare, basting with the sauce every 5 to 10 minutes. Remove tri-tip from the BGE, cover it with foil and let it rest 15 minutes. Cut into ½” slices against the grain.
    2 I usually cook this on a Large BGE and find it take 1 hour and 10 minutes from the time I strike the match to taking the tri-tip out of the BGE.

    Recipe Type
    Main Dish, Meat

    Recipe Source
    Author: Richard Miller aka "Morro Bay Rich"

    Source: BGE EggsbytheBay, '06, Morro Bay Rich

    This recipe is from’s website. It is titled “Santa Maria Style BBQ” Oakwood Grilled Tri-tip. It is as close to authentic Santa Maria tri-tip as I have been able to find.
  • BajaTomBajaTom Posts: 1,269
    I like to use DP's Cowlick or Raisen the Steak rub on them. I grill direct at around 425/450 to an internal of 135/140. Tri-Tip2.jpg TriTipcook2-1.jpg
  • Thanks for the plug!!
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