Smokey Santa Santa Maria Style Tri Tip

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Simple, Smokey, and Sensational

Remember that one time you made the best tri tip of your life? No.?.... Well i'm from the future, grill with me if you want to live.

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Ingredients:

2-4 lb tri tip
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp onion powder
1 tbsp coarse kosher salt
1 tbsp ground pepper
1 tbsp oregano
1 tsp rosemary
1/2 tsp dried sage
1/2 tsp cayenne powder
1 tsp chili powder
2-3 chunks smoking wood (I prefer pecan)

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Instructions:

Step 1) Set up indirect heat on charcoal grill, you’re aiming for 350-400 degrees. So light charcoal and place on one side of the grill.


Step 2)  Once meat has come to room temp, cover in all ingredients, rubbing it in like a sensual massage, let the meat know you care. Sear meat over direct heat 1-2 minutes a side. Then place on indirect heat. Throw wood chunks directly in coals.


Step3) Let smoke. Flip/ rotate meat every 5 minutes so that the side closest to the heat changes each time. It’s usually about 20 minutes total for a 3 lb tri tip so that equals 4 flips. You’re looking for an internal temp of 135-140


Step 4) Sear each side over direct heat again for 1 minute per side. Then let meat rest on carving surface for 5-10 minutes. Carve meat and dip in juice. Enjoy!