I’ve tried beef tri tip a couple of times and loved it. When I saw some on sale at the grocery store, I decided to give it a try. I looked online for some cooking methods, found one suitable and away I went!
I got the grill going hot with some mesquite lump charcoal. I rubbed the tri tip heavy with Cowboy Rub from McCormick.
I put the meat on a hot fire and got a good sear on both sides (about 7 minutes per side). I then threw another section into the smoker and finished it at 250 degrees or so, until the inside temp of the meat hit medium-rare.
I let the meat rest and then sliced it up. I gotta say – I love tri tip and this was one of the best things I have cooked in awhile!!
Honestly, my temperature probe was on the fritz and by the time I had pulled the meat and let it rest, it was closer to medium than rare. Didn’t seem to matter much though. It was tender and flavorful!