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Grilled and sliced tri tip on a wooden board.
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Grilled Tri Tip

This Grilled Tri Tip is the perfect entree for a weekday dinner with your family. It cooks up quickly and results in juicy, tender meat.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time50 minutes
Resting Time10 minutes
Total Time1 hour 15 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Barbecue
Keyword: Grilled Tri Tip
Servings: 4 people
Author: Susie Bulloch (heygrillhey.com)


  • 1 2-3 pound tri tip roast fat cap removed
  • 2 Tablespoons Hey Grill Hey Beef Rub or equal parts salt, pepper, and garlic powder

Mopping Liquid

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup red wine
  • 2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 4 cloves garlic crushed


  • Preheat. Preheat grill to medium (350 degrees F) for two-zone grilling.
  • Season. Season the tri tip on all sides with Beef Rub.
  • Make the mopping liquid. Combine all ingredients for the mopping liquid in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Grill. Place the seasoned tri tip roast directly on the grill grates over indirect heat. Close the lid and grill for 30-40 minutes, flipping every 6-7 minutes. Mop liberally with mopping liquid after each time you flip the roast. Continue to grill the tri tip until the internal temperature reads 125 degrees F (for medium rare).
  • Sear. When the roast reaches an internal temperature of 120 degrees F, move it over to direct heat and grill for 2-3 minutes per side or until the internal temperature reaches your desired doneness (See notes below for each temperature).
  • Rest, slice, and serve. Remove the tri tip from the grill. Rest the meat for 10 minutes then slice against the grain and serve.


Move the tri tip to the direct heat when it reaches the following temperature:
  • 115 degrees F for rare
  • 125 degrees F for medium rare
  • 135 degrees F for medium
  • 145 degrees F for medium well
  • 150 degrees F for well done
Pull the tri tip from the grill when it reaches a final temperature of the following:
  • 125 degrees F for rare
  • 135 degrees F for medium rare
  • 145 degrees F for medium
  • 155 degrees F for medium well
  • 160 degrees F for well done


Calories: 553kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 70g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 221mg | Sodium: 182mg | Potassium: 1126mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 5mg