View Full Version : CAB Choice Tri-Tip

11-14-2017, 11:36 PM
I was at HEB last weekend and saw a select Tri-Tip that looked ok, but I decided to go ask the butcher if they had any Choice or better. He came back with a big hunk of meat in a vacuum sealed pouch that had the CAB labeling all over it. He ended up cutting this almost three pounds, mostly trimmed, Tri-Tip off it for me. I threw it in fridge and planned to do it up Wednesday night. Well, life happened and I knew I wasn't going to be able to cook it Wednesday night, so I finished the trim job, doused it with a little W-Sauce, hit it with some SPOG, and vacuum sealed it up.


Friday came and I finally got a chance to throw some smoke on it. Wanted to keep it low and slow, so I used a torch to start five briquettes and then added them to the mostly full SnS. Let that get up to temp and blowing TBS, threw some cherry chunks on top, and the meat on the grate.


About an hour later, I flipped it over. I have found with the SnS and the DnG, the bottom side doesn't get the same amount of heat as the top.


Temp was holding nice and steady...


When it got to about 117* internal, I seared it over the SnS, flipping it every couple of minutes until it had a nice char and the IT was about 135*. Pulled it off, put it on a plate and let it rest in the microwave for about 15 minutes.


Sliced up and we had a it with some tater tots and a Habanero Lime Crema.



What was left over, I put in a Ziploc bag with the juices from the plate. The next day, I went to slice up some for a nice sandwich. The second best reason to make a Tri-Tip! Just look at that marbling!


Smeared some of that Crema on both sides and added thin layers of meat and Monterrey Jack Cheese. It was great, but I swear that Crema got hotter over night.


Thanks for looking!

11-15-2017, 12:52 AM
Looks just fine to me Terry.

11-15-2017, 02:00 AM
Looks like some good meals! :eusa_clap

11-15-2017, 04:18 AM
Nice !!

11-15-2017, 06:03 AM
I wouldn't mind one of those sandwiches for lunch today. :thumb:

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11-15-2017, 06:48 AM
I almost enjoy the leftover sandwiches as much as the fresh of the grill meal. Great marbling indeed.

tom b
11-15-2017, 10:17 AM

11-15-2017, 11:22 AM
Looks delicious and cooked to perfection. :thumb: :thumb:

And as good as the first meal of meat is, the left over meat for sammies is one of my favorite reasons to cook Tri-Tip.

11-15-2017, 02:43 PM
Nicely done, love the look of that sandwich.

11-15-2017, 02:44 PM
Great job, I love tri tip :clap2:

11-16-2017, 11:59 AM
Thin sliced, cold, leftover tri-tip definitely makes the best sandwich ever!

11-16-2017, 06:24 PM
Guess I'm not alone in loving the cold sandwich the next day. Tri-Tip and Meatloaf. Always better a day later to me...

Smoking Piney
11-16-2017, 06:34 PM
I'm in!

Where's my sammitch? :-P

Looks great. :thumb:

11-16-2017, 10:06 PM
Great cook.. that made me hungry.. when I shouldn't. :shock: