My Take on the Tri-Tip

Discussion in 'Beef' started by murrgh, Aug 31, 2015.

  1. murrgh

    murrgh Fire Starter

    It's taken me 3 weeks to finally find a tri-tip, so after reading around I came up with my plan to smoke it.

    I took many parts of different posts to come up with this.

    My Tri-Tip Recipe:

    Added 1/3 bottle of Dales Steak Seasoning to a foodsaver bag, added my 2.8lb Tri-Tip, and vacuum sealed. I let it sit for about 6 hours. (Came home at lunch to do it then went back to work)

    After work, I set her up in a pan, drained the Dales, and added my rub that I also concocted.
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    I had my smoker ready to go at 230° and threw her in using Hickory Chips.

    After 1-1.5 hours, I checked and saw an internal of 120-125° and took her out. I don't have a grill due to my apartment policy (they think my smoker is a mini-fridge 😏 :devil:) so I used my cast iron pan and seared it for a few minutes:
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    Then I used the following slicing diagram that I stole from somewhere on this site after letting it sit for 20minutes:
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    And it turned out like this:
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    The verdict:

    First time and would easily do it again. For $23 this will feed me for a few days, not a bad price especially for what I'm getting. Flavor wise, it was phenomenal. I like my meat med-rare, emphases on the rare. No issues getting it right!

    Tomorrow: ABT's





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    Last edited: Sep 9, 2015
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  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great. Nice sear method.

    Posting the abt's?
     
  3. murrgh

    murrgh Fire Starter

    Definitely. They're for a work cookout on Thursday. Gotta test them out tomorrow to see if they're any good!


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  4. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Nice Tri-Tip!  Fix me a plate!

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  5. bworthy

    bworthy Smoke Blower

    Looks like you nailed it, nice job on the TT!
     
  6. murrgh

    murrgh Fire Starter

    So this is what I did with some leftover TT and ABT:
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    Raw peppers, sautéed, then cut up some TT and flash seared it to heat it up (was still medium rare) - was phenomenal.

    Next week I shall be smoking a turkey!
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  7. floridasteve

    floridasteve Smoking Fanatic

    Can I come over for dinner?
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  8. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Tasty looking TT! Good luck with the turkey and keep us posted!Thumbs Up
     
  9. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking Tri Tip!
     

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