smoked tri tip
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5 from 11 votes

Smoked Tri Tip

Smoked tri tip is a delicious and tender cut of beef. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Resting Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Smoked Tri Tip
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 81kcal
Author: Susie Bulloch (heygrillhey.com)

Ingredients

  • 1 2-3 pound tri tip roast fat cap and silverskin removed (may be done already by your butcher)
  • 2 Tablespoons Beef Seasoning or equal parts salt, pepper, and garlic powder
  • 3 Tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 sprig rosemary

Instructions

  • Preheat your smoker to 225 degrees F. I like to use a strong wood like oak or hickory.
  • Season the tri tip on all sides and place in the smoker. Close the lid and smoke until the internal temperature reads 120 degrees F for a rare roast, 127 for a medium rare roast, 133 for a medium roast, 140 for a medium well roast, or 150 for a well done roast.
  • When your tri tip is near the correct internal temperature, preheat a cast iron skillet over high heat. Remove your tri tip from the smoker.
  • Put 2-3 tablespoons of butter into the cast iron skillet and let it melt. Drop in the sprig of rosemary and then place the tri tip into the sizzling butter. Sear the tri tip for 2-3 minutes per side, spooning the butter and rosemary over the steak as it cooks.
  • Pull your roast out of the pan and move onto a cutting board. Allow the roast to rest for 15 minutes before slicing against the grain and serving. The grain changes in a tri tip, so I always start at the smallest point end and angle my knife as needed to keep my slices going against the grain.

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Nutrition

Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 75mg | Potassium: 13mg | Vitamin A: 315IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 0.7mg