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Ross in Ventura 08-29-2012 02:16 AM

Prime Try-Tip at Costco
I found these Prime Try-Tips at Costco, we were having company over Sunday. I bought these on Saturday
Morro Bay Rich's Rub
I wanted to pick-up some flavor from the Rub so I slatherd with mustard
Then the Rub, into the fridge overnight
Out of the fridge and more Rub an hour before the cook
On the Egg with a raised grid @ 275* with avocado wood for smoke
When the interior temp. reached 110* I pulled and covered them while I brought the Egg up to searing Temp. 500*
Post seared until internal temp. was 125* then rested for 15-min.
Just right
Served with Rice melamine, Jackie's Cauliflower with a creamy cheese and crunchy bacon, Our neighbor Bill brought a great cold slaw. I really like seasoning the Try-Tip with mustard and a Rub the day before and the post searing, Tender and flavorful


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Santa Maria Style Tri-tipRichard Milleraka Morro Bay Rich
Morro Bay, CA

2 (3 pound) tri-tip roasts
Basting Sauce, recipe follows
Seasoning Salt Mixture: recipe follows

Seasoning Salt Mixture:
2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoons white pepper
2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon onion powder
4 tablespoons granulated garlic
2 tablespoons salt

( I used 2 t salt)

Mix together all ingredients in a small bowl
Basting Sauce:
˝ cup red wine vinegar
˝ cup garlic-infused vegetable oil

Whisk together vinegar and oil in a small bowl.
Coat both sides of the tri-tip roasts with the seasoning mixture, rubbing it in as you would a dry rub. Let the seasoned tri-tip rest for at least 30 minutes at room temperature. Sear each side of the tri-tip at 600 to 700 degrees for 3 to 4 minutes each. Remove seared tri-tip from the BGE, cover it with foil and let it rest while bringing the BGE temperature down to 350 to 400 degrees. During this cool down period I usually toss in a couple of oak chunks. Put tri-tip back in the BGE and cook to an internal temperature of 126 degrees for medium rare, basting with the sauce every 5 to 10 minutes. Remove tri-tip from the BGE, cover it with foil and let it rest 15 minutes. Cut into ˝” slices against the grain.
This recipe is from’s website. It is titled “Santa Maria Style BBQ” Oakwood Grilled Tri-tip. It is as close to authentic Santa Maria tri-tip as I have been able to find.
I usually cook this on a Large BGE and find it take 1 hour and 10 minutes from the time I strike the match to taking the tri-tip out of the BGE.

Thanks for looking


IamMadMan 08-29-2012 05:38 AM

Very nice, thanks for sharing...

Clayfish 08-29-2012 06:28 AM

Good looking plate there!

5string 08-29-2012 07:31 AM

I miss CA (NorCal expatriot) and the availibility of Tri Tip.
Nicely done sir.

Shooter1 08-29-2012 07:39 AM

Excellent Ross, great job on the Tri-Tip. I have only been able to find Choice, would love to try some Prime. The rice melamine looks awesome also.

Phubar 08-29-2012 08:05 AM

It all looks great Bossz!

big brother smoke 08-29-2012 08:51 AM

Nice groceries, Ross!

SmokeFan 08-29-2012 08:58 AM

That meat looks sooo tasty. Never had or even seen a prime tri tip.

Can you tell me more about this rice dish? It looks really good also. I've got to bring a side to a get together this weekend, and am racking my brain coming up with something that's really good, AND would travel well.

Big Bears BBQ 08-29-2012 09:07 AM

Killer looking plate .............

KnucklHed BBQ 08-29-2012 09:40 AM

Great lookin meal! I'd love to find a prime tri!

Theboz1419 08-29-2012 09:59 AM

Looks good

I wish I could jusst find some select tri-tip at our Costcos here in the mid west. They stopped selling tri-tip about a year and a half ago.

Will32Rod 08-29-2012 10:40 AM

Outstading job on the tip. Perfectly cooked and your plating skills are always killer. Thanks for taking the time to share.

Al Czervik 08-29-2012 10:50 AM

Great job Ross! Looks mighty tasty...

I'm going to have to check our Costco this weekend. Last time I looked they had choice for like $7.50/lb so another buck fitty would be well worth it for prime! :thumb:

cowgirl 08-29-2012 12:07 PM

It looks wonderful Ross!! Thank you for posting. :-D

landarc 08-29-2012 02:10 PM

That sure looks good Ross, nice cook

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