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Tri Tip Steak Beef

Smoked Tri Tip

Tri tip has become increasingly popular and it's no wonder why. Tri tip is a tender and flavorful cut of beef that comes from the tip of the sirloin near the rear of the cow. It comes in a triangular(ish) shape is and depending on the size, is 2-4 inches thick. Is is a fairly lean piece of meat but still has incredible flavor.
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Prep Time 2 hrs
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 3 hrs 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 239 kcal


  • Plastic Zip Lock Bag
  • Smoker
  • Cutting Board
  • Carving Knife
  • Meat Thermometer


  • 1/2 cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 cup Favorite Steak Seasoning add seasoning to your liking
  • 1 Tri Tip


  • Place Tri tip in plastic bag and pour the balsamic vinegar and garlic powder in. Place in fridge and let sit for two hours.
  • Remove the tri tip from the bag and place on cutting board. Season with your favorite steak seasoning to your liking.
    seasoned tri tip
  • Heat your smoker to 225 degrees. Place the tri tip in the smoker until the center is at desired temperature.
    125 degrees = rare
    135 degrees = medium rare
    145 degrees = medium
    155 degrees = medium well
    165 = well done
    A good meat thermometer is essential.
    Tri Tip Steak Beef
  • One the tri tip is at your desired temperature place on a cutting board. Contrary to popular belief, letting the meat rest will not make the tri tip soak up any juices it has lost. Cut the tri tip against the grain of the meat in roughly 1/4 to 1/2 inch slices. Serve immediately and enjoy!
    Tri Tip Beef Steak
Keyword Beef, Steak, Tri Tip