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Simple Tri Tip Grill Recipe

The tri tip is essentially just a large sirloin roast and one of the most popular cuts of beef in the western United States. This recipe for grilled tri tip roast is as straight forward as it is delicious. If this is your introduction to tri tip, it’s a great place to start as it is very flavorful and doesn’t need a lot of seasoning to be amazing. So in this tri tip grill recipe, we are keeping it simple and letting the beef flavors shine.

If you cannot readily find tri tip in your area go consult with a local butcher, they will often times cut you one fresh if requested.



  • 3-lb tri tip roast (smaller or larger is fine)
  • 2 TB sea salt
  • 1 TB black pepper, fresh cracked
  • 1 TB granulated garlic
  • 1 TB granulated onion


Take your tri tip and trim off any silver skin you find. Be sure not to cut too deep. Combine all dry ingredients and rub them on the tri tip generously. Let the tri tip sit at room temp while your grill heats.

You have two options for cooking: lower and smokier or hotter and more of a grilled flavor. For this recipe, set your Grilla Grill to 250 degrees. Please ensure you have a high-quality thermometer handy in order to ensure you don’t overcook this awesome piece of beef.

Cook for about 25 minutes and test the temperature. You are looking to bring the temp to about 115 degrees.

Now run your Grilla temp up to about 350 to 400 degrees in order to final sear the meat. You will sear on both sides for about 3 minutes once your target temp is reached. You don’t want to go very far past 130 degrees internal temp.

Once you hit 130 to 135 degrees, remove the meat and let rest for about 15 minutes.

Slice across the grain and serve. This cut of meat goes fantastic with a balsamic reduction and blue cheese crumbles.

Ways to Serve Grilled Tri Tip

Beyond plating and enjoying this tri tip roast recipe after it comes off the wood pellet smoker grill, you can use this savory, flavorful meat in a number of ways.

First of all, roasted tri tip can be useful in any of your Mexican or Tex-Mex recipes, including burritos and tacos. When mixed with your favorite grilled veggies and salsa, tri tip adds a ton of taste.

Making any kind of pasta for dinner? Top it with grilled tri tip instead of meatballs. Having a solid protein alongside a carb balances the meal.

If you tend to eat tons of salads, having warm, grilled tri tip roast slices on top adds elegance to even a simple green salad. The meat is tender and juicy and goes great with just about any kind of salad dressing, from vinegar-based to creamy.

Finally, if you want to pull together sandwiches or sliders for a tailgate, trust this tri tip roast recipe to offer up tons of tasty meat. Make the meat the basis for your handhelds, and everyone will cheer for your pitmaster prowess.

No more excuses. Grab your smoker grill fuel of choice and get fired up about grilling tri tip.

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