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Tony Fatso’s Terrific Tri-tip Recipe

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Added: Monday, September 10, 2007


According to definition a “tri-tip” is a cut of beef from the bottom sirloin primal cut. It is a small triangular muscle, usually 1˝ to 2 ˝ lbs. According to me, it is a fantastic cut of meat. You can grill it or you can smoke it, either way you’ll love it.

One 1˝ to 2˝ lb. Tri-tip roast
garlic powder
kosher salt
freshly ground pepper
2 cups of red wine
Your also gonna need:
Kettle style grill
hickory chips

Soak hickory chips in water for at least one hour. Mix together a tablespoon of each f the spices and rub it on all the surfaces of the tri tip.
Start and indirect fire in your kettle grill, once the coals are ashed over place a drip pan on the cool side. Fill the drip pan with the 2 cups of red wine.
Place the roast on the hot side of the grill. Cook for two or three minutes, flip and repeat. Then move it to the cool side of the grill with the thickest side of roast facing the coals. There should be no charcoal under the meat. Now throw on a handful of hickory chips to the charcoal.
Cover the grill and open up the vents. If the smoke weakens, add more chips to the coals. Flip the roast every ten minutes or so.
Use your trusty thermometer to test for the level of doneness. At 135 or 140 degrees, I recommend you yank it off. Let the meat rest for 5 minutes before you serve it up.




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