First time Tri-Tip

Discussion in 'Beef' started by flareside92, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. flareside92

    flareside92 Smoke Blower

    Ok so my deer sticks kinda bombed and I decided I had to do something to redeem myself.. to myself  lol

    I picked up a Tri-Tip the other day after looking at the posts and decided I would try one.

    I also knew I had to start taking paying closer attention to the details and taking better notes. My wife thinks I'm cracked since i have to stop and take pictures after doing everything, and I still miss a few.


    Anyhow, I rubbed the TT down with EVOO and used S&P, Onion salt and garlic powder. I believe I saw that very same recipe here this morning.


    Once it was seasoned I placed it back in the fridge for a couple hours and ran to the store to get the rest of my ingredients.

    My wife, who doesn't care for smoked anything, will probably not be impressed but I figured if I cooked dinner it may score brownie points at least.

    I fired up my electric smoker and once it got to 200 degrees I fired up the AMNPS with some Pecan.

    Once I put the meat in the smoker I decided to make some potato salad. (yes in Feb.)

    Never made it before so I looked around until I found a recipe.

    This recipe called for 1/4 cup dill pickle juice and 1/4 mustard with S&P. Then set aside until taters are cool enough to cut up. Then dump the mixture over the taters and put it in the fridge for a couple hours.

    After they are cool mix together onions, Celery, clerey salt, salt, dill pickles, mayo, salad dressing and sourcream.

    Add eggs after they are cooled as well.

    Sorry, I don't remember if the recipe was off the net or if I got it in here.


    After it's all mixed together:


    I do remember reading a recipe in here this morning for Cheddar biscuits.

    They sounded pretty good so I took a stab at those as well.

    About 3 1/2 hrs later it hit 135 IT.

    I DO so love medium rare!


    Dinner is served!

    Biscuit in the background.

    Everything turned out pretty good.





    Thanks for lookin!
  2. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Excellent looking Qview there.
  3. smoke king

    smoke king Smoke Blower

    Looks great! Did the wife try it and like it?
  4. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

  5. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great job!

    That looks like a super appetizer plate!

    Good luck and good smoking.
  6. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks delicious! Great looking plate!
  7. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    O Boy that looks good .nice job
  8. puddy

    puddy Smoke Blower

    Looks good, I have just found a place around here that sells Tri-Tip so I might have to give that a try.
  9. smokin - k

    smokin - k Meat Mopper

    It's only 8:30am and I'm craving me some MEAT! Great work on Dinner! Happy Smoking, Smokin - K
  10. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking great man - Did your wife like it?
  11. flareside92

    flareside92 Smoke Blower

    Thanks everybody.

    I have to give my wife credit because she did actually eat some but said she did not like it.

    I'll have to eat the leftovers myself :)

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