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Looking to grill that perfectly medium rare steak?  Check out this grilled tri tip recipe!  If you are not familiar with this cut, this steak is found at the bottom sirloin area of a cow. It’s appearance is similar to that of a ribeye with the beautiful marbling, and if grilled properly, this cut is the most tender and flavorsome of all steaks.

How to prep a Tri Tip steak

Seasoned steak

This cut of beef is very flavorful.  It would be a shame to cover it in marinade or overpowering spices. A simple coating of Hardcore Carnivore Red or Black is all you need to enhance and improve this steak.

Start with coating the tri tip with a little bit of olive oil as the binder for the spices.  You risk a lot of the spices falling off or burning without the binder.  Then apply a layer of seasoning and this baby is ready to be grilled.

How to grill the perfect tri tip steak.

Seared steak

Start off by heating up the grill to 250 degrees and set in up for dual zone heat.  This means there should be an indirect cooking set up as well as direct for the final sear.

First place the tri tip on the indirect side for approximately 1 hour or until it reaches 120 internal.

Then, increase the temperature of the grill to high heat at 500 degrees and sear the steak 2 minutes per side.

Finally, set aside the grilled trip tip steak to rest for 10 minutes. It’s very important to rest any protein after a cook.  This process helps redistribute all those wonderful juices that will create a beautifully tender slice of meat.

Grilled Tri Tip

Before serving, top it off with some homemade chimichurri sauce and enjoy!

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Grilled Tri Tip

Looking to grill that perfectly medium rare steak?  Check out this grilled tri tip recipe! 
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Servings: 3 People

Ingredients 

  • 3 lbs Tri Tip steak
  • 1 tbsp Steak seasoning
  • 2 tsp Olive oil

Instructions 

  • Start with coating the tri tip with a little bit of olive oil as the binder for the spices
  • Then apply a layer of seasoning around the entire steak.
  • First place the tri tip on the indirect side at 250 degrees for approximately 1 hour or until it reaches 120 degrees internal.
  • Then, increase the temperature of the grill to high heat at 500 degrees, and sear the steak 2 minutes per side.
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About Maciek

I make easy meals that anyone can replicate at home. I’m not a professionally trained chef, just your average guy that likes to fire up the grill. So follow along and see what’s cooking today!

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