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I picked up a couple Tri Tip (roasts) at Costco.  I've never even seen these in person.  I know they are really popular in some areas of the country.  Any tips on how to cook it?  I imagine marinade and direct grill, but I'm looking for any input.  The word "roast" threw me for a loop.  Made me wonder if I'm to do it on indirect heat or on the smoker.  

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I agree but actually the probe was in at an angle, the wire is pushing it up and lifting the small part of the meat. I took my PT100 out and checked every piece to make sure I hadn't stuck the probe i

Apply your favorite beef rub/marinade...allow to sit at least several hours in the fridge (overnight is best)... toss on Kamado running at 250° indirect...toss in a couple of chunks of a mild fruit wo

I just bought 5 HUGE tri-tips yesterday. On sale for $2.99 lb. I was stoked!! Still am... :-)

Apply your favorite beef rub/marinade...allow to sit at least several hours in the fridge (overnight is best)... toss on Kamado running at 250° indirect...toss in a couple of chunks of a mild fruit wood...take IT of tri-tip up to 15 degrees from desired temp...remove tri-tip and cover with foil...switch Kamado to direct heat and bring up to about 600-650°...toss tri-tip back on and sear for 90 seconds per side...remove and take temp...if not done, sear maybe 30 seconds per side til done. I prefer internal temp of 130-135°. You are in for a real treat!!!

Do you have a rub or marinade in mind?

Also, on a tri-tip, you ALWAYS want to slice against the grain. I suggest putting some very shallow slices (against the grain) into the meat before seasoning/cooking. That way when it's done, you'll be able to easily identify which way to slice.

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I saw this recipe about a year ago, and I've been dreaming of this elusive "tri tip" cut ever since. So, maybe I'll try a version similar to it.


sounds good!! I have tried a lot of ways...my FAVE tri-tip Posted Imagerub is Pappy's! However, I'll be trying this marinade next...seems to be lots of people on this forum that love it:

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon soy sauce

2 teaspoons Montreal Steak Seasoning

1 teaspoon Espresso Powder(any finely ground coffee will work)

Mix all ingredients well and rub on both sides of one steak and let sit for at least one hour. More time is better.

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