Tri Tip in the Mini

Discussion in 'Beef' started by disco, May 18, 2015.

  1. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have been busy. A good kind of busy. I have taken up golf again, I won some contests in Toastmasters and had to travel for that and the garden is starting up. It was time to reward myself.

    The supermarket had some tri tip chunks so I decided to do them in the mini. Nothing fancy, just some good beef.

    I started by applying some Cabela's Whiskey Steak Seasoning.

    I fired the mini up with a full chimney of Kingsford and used a couple of chunks of bourbon whiskey barrell. I let it fire up to 450 F and tossed the steaks on.

    When the internal  temperature got to 90 F (about 12 minutes) I flipped the steaks and put the lid back on.

    It took about 10 minutes more for the IT to get to 130 F which is as rare as She Who Must Be Obeyed will allow.

    I took them off and covered them with foil for about 10 minutes.

    We served them with potato and green salads.

    The Verdict

    Cooking a tri tip this way doesn't char the outside very much but getting the mini hot gives it a nice exterior. The pink throughout and the tender juicy texture is great.

    This is one of my favourite meals. Nothing fancy, just  good.

  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking smoke Disco!

  3. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice lookin smoke Disco, we love TT round here ! I do have to ask how you all liked the Cabelas Whiskey Steak Seasoning ?
  4. rmmurray

    rmmurray Master of the Pit

    Fantastic tips Disco!
    Great job.
  5. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Nice disco....Never seen chunks!    Looks fantastic never the less. 
  6. great looking tri tips. Also good luck on your golfing I gave it up when I retired from Air Force 20 twenty years ago, but in my case I never was any good just enjoyed getting out.  
  7. Hey Disco, Looks Great to me  Nice Job

  8. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice Tri-chunks , Disco. Marvelous finish , and the sides were lite, a good match for a Supper meal.

    Keep these great Q-Views coming .

    Have fun and . . .

  9. Disco always does a nice job

  10. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks tasty nice work sir!
  11. c farmer

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


    Looks great thou
  12. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Case. It wouldn't be possible without the mini!
    My brother and niece gave me a selection of Cabelas seasonings. I would say the Whiskey Steak is my favourite. It doesn't overpower the beef but does compliment it.
    Thanks, Ryan!
  13. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks. We never get full flat irons or whole tri tips here so we have to make do.
    Thanks, Dave. I have improved from the Hall of Fame of terrible golfers and been promoted to the museum of terrible golfers. However, I am having fun.
    Thanks, Gary. They were pretty tasty.
  14. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks! I appreciate the point.
    Thanks, Adam. They tasted as good as they look.
  15. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Dosco that looks great, I love how you can turn the heat up with a mini.


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