How To Grill Tri Tip On A Big Green Egg

A tri-tip is a cut of beef from just below the bottom sirloin, usually about a 3 lbs cut.  The tri-tip used in this recipe was 4 lbs.  This cut first became popular in Santa Maria, CA.  

If you want to use a pre-marinated tri-tip, or this cut is not available in your local area, you can not go wrong with Harris Ranch Santa Maria Tri Tip.

If you buy a tri-tip that is not seasoned, I have used a rub that is 1/2 Dizzy Dust All-Purpose Rub and 1/2 Big Green Egg Gourmet Seasoning.


  1. Cover tri-tip with rub, place in a Ziploc bag and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Remove from refrigerator about 2 hours before grilling.DSC00137
  3. Setup the BGE for direct cooking and get the temperature to about 600.  Grill the tri-tip for 3 minuets per side, then remove from the BGE, and cover with foil.DSC00146
  4. Let the BGE cool down to 350, and setup for indirect cooking.  Place the tri-tip back on the BGE for approximately 30 to 45 minuets, or until the internal temperature is 125 to130, this will result yield medium rare.  Note: the picture shows the tri-tip on the BGE along with twice-baked potatoes.   DSC00149
  5. Remove the tri-tip allow to sit for 10 minuets before carving.
  6. When carving a tri-tip you want to cut across the grain and cut small slices, approximately 1/4 inch, or thinner if using for sandwiches.  DSC00150
  7. Serve and enjoy.

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5 Responses

  1. ooooooooooooo, red meat………

    I am a fan of your blog already.

    You do know I hope that red meat is GOOD for you.

    It’s the green fuzzy kind you have to watch out for. 🙂

  2. gryphonscry – Hope you like this. Tri tip is a great cut of meat and very affordable.

  3. Why can’t I find tri-tip in Houston Texas??? Had in California and it was GREAT!!

  4. Heather,
    We live in Houston and a friend from Utah turned us on to tri-tip and believe it or not we found it at Costco !
    Enjoy !

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