Smoked tri-tip is on of my favorite beef cuts to smoke when I am looking for a steak-like texture and flavor. The really awesome thing is that cooking steaks or even lean, tender roasts in the smoker yields a medium rare that is edge to edge instead of the typical medium rare in the center and more done toward the outside. Perfectly cooked all the way through!
Cuisine Hot Smoking
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 2hours
Author Jeff Phillips
Olive or vegetable oil
Jeff’s Texas style rub recipe
Step 1: Remove the Fat Cap (optional)
Using a sharp knife, remove the fat cap from the roast.
Step 2: Season the Meat
Rub olive or vegetable oil all over the top, bottom and sides of the tri-tip roast.
Apply Jeff's Texas style rub generously all over the roast.
Step 3: Smoke the Tri-tip
Place the ti-tip directly on the grate of the smoker
Using indirect heat, smoke cook the roast for about 2 hours or until it reaches medium rare (140°F)
Remove from smoker and allow trip tip to rest under foil for about 20 minutes once it has finished cooking.
Step 4: Slice and Serve
Slice the smoked tri-tip roast thin for sandwiches or into ¼ inch slices and then strips for placing atop a salad.