Friday, December 28, 2012

Santa Maria Style Tri Tip

My inlaws and I went in together and got Phil a smoker for christmas this year. We got him a 30 inch Masterbuilt smoker. I actually got up on Black Friday to go get it because it was a flash deal from 6am until 11am and it saved me $150 dollars. Apparently other wives were doing the same thing because there were several of them there when I was there staring at the ad trying to figure out if it was the same one that was in the ad. I ended up snagging one and Phil was super excited about it. He has gotten really into grilling this year so I thought a smoker would be something new and fun for him to try.

We had some of our friends over tonight, Ryan and Sarah and their son Collin, so Phil figured it would be good night to test out his smoker. He found this recipe for Santa Maria Style Tri Tip. He had a hard time finding the tri tip today and had to go to 3 different butchers before snagging one. It is probably a good idea to call ahead to see if they carry it before going because it is not a common cut of meat that butchers have apparently. The tri tip came out awesome! You could taste the smokieness of the wood chips. It was very tender. He smoked it in the garage with the door open and needless to say the house still smells amazing. We are now even more excited about the smoker, by how good the tri tip came out. Can't wait to try more recipes!

Santa Maria Style Tri Tip
Adapted from Simply Recipes

1 (3-4 pound) tri tip roast
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 tablspoon pepper
1/2 tablespoon savory
1 tablespoon rosemary
1 tablespoon onion salt
1 tablespoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon cayanne
Mesquite wood chips

Mix all ingredients and rub on tri tip. Let sit at room temperature for one hour.

Preheat smoker to 225-250 degrees.

Smoke tri tip until desired least 145 degrees for medium.

Preheat grill to medium high heat.

Sear tri tip for 4 minutes a side.

Let rest for 15 minutes before slicing.

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This Recipe is linked on: Foodie Friday, Kitchen Fun with my 3 Sons ,Full Plate Thursday

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful recipes with Full Plate Thursday in 2012. Wishing you and your family the very best in 2013.
    Happy New Year!
    Miz Helen