Marinated Brandt Farms Tri-Tip & BBQ'd Chicken Tenders. QVIEW

Discussion in 'Beef' started by thunderdome, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. thunderdome

    thunderdome Master of the Pit

    Awhile back I made a post about Ramey's Meats. A small meat shop in Brawley, CA which I was told had the worlds best Carne Asada. I bought a few tri-tips since they were also highly spoken of. They sell Brandt Farms beef.

    It turned out so well, I had a co-worker pick me up 4 more and bring them this way. I picked up 3 marinated, and 1 plain. The marinade is a santa maria style marinade and it's awesome.

    Also, my wife wanted some BBQ chicken, and she only likes breast meat, so I picked up some breasts and trimmed them up to tender sizes.

    Cooked it all over Kingsford Comp on my 18.5" Weber Kettle, with some cherry chips. I let the coals burn down so it had a chance to get some smoke on it before it was done.  


    Here's the marinated tri-tip thawed out.


    The chicken tenders, in my buddy's famous 50/50 BBQ Sauce to Picante Sauce mixture


    Good lookin Tri-Tip. I would guess <2.5 lbs


    Got the Weber kettle set, and the food is ready to go on


    Almost had to break out the 22.5 for this one


    The cherry chips working their magic


    Pulled the TriTip @ 143 and foiled loosely for awhile to set


    Great color and texture


    I poured some of the au jus from the foil back over what I had sliced up


    The plating


    By far the most tender TriTip I've ever had. The chicken turned out great too. For once I didn't dry it out to cardboard


    I know a lot of people have trouble finding TriTip. I'm not sure if Rameys will do shipping my mail, but it would be worth a shot. I am a big fan of Costco and Sams meat, but these Brandt Farms TriTips just are above and beyone better than anything else I've had.
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2011
  2. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great spread you got there Thunder  [​IMG]

    Just wondering, What temp did you pull the tri-tip at? It looks nice and juicy!
  3. thunderdome

    thunderdome Master of the Pit

    Was shooting for 140, but pulled @ 143. Thanks Raptor
  4. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Good looking tri-tip! [​IMG]
  5. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That all looks great !!!

    Nice pics too!!

    The heck with Ramey's------Does TD do shipping by mail??

    It was worth a shot!

    Thanks for the views,

  6. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

      Thanks Thunder, It looked perfect.

    I was a die-hard 135º man for years until i had to start cooking for my wife. She likes it DONE!

    I tried to find a happy medium.

    Now the 140º mark isn't so bad.

    Thanks again
  7. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That looks so good, well done
  8. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'm a big tri-tip fan myself & yours looks awesome!!
  9. thunderdome

    thunderdome Master of the Pit

    I'm in the same boat as you raptor haha
  10. smokinal

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

    Great looking plate there Thunder!   [​IMG]
  11. shooter1

    shooter1 Smoking Fanatic

    Good looking plate of food! [​IMG]
  12. thunderdome

    thunderdome Master of the Pit

    Thanks Guys!
  13. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks good[​IMG]
  14. boykjo

    boykjo SAUSAGE MAKER Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    whats the price per lb on a tri tip.....  yours looks great....[​IMG]
  15. That is a great looking plate. That's my kind of meal right there. [​IMG]
  16. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    A great looking dinner!!


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