I love Beef. So many great cuts … so little time. I also love my mortar & pestle. Very soothing to smash the daylights out of some ingredients. Good for stress relief.
We had this tri-tip for dinner tonight = super easy . I used my traeger grill tonight with Oak pellets. I like doing tri-tips on charcoal and gas grills as well however it’s cold out there and I opted for an easier route tonight.
If you are not familiar with Tri-Tip you really should be. It is an excellent cut of beef. Just make sure to cut across the grain and never over cook it.
Smashing Good Beef Tri-Tip
2 beef tri-tip (2-3 lbs each)
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
½ cup canola oil
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
2 teaspoons granulated onion
2 teaspoons dried parsley
2 teaspoons dried chives
1 teaspoon ground chipotle powder
1 teaspoon mild chili powder
Assemble all of the marinade ingredients into a small food processor or mortar and pestle. Pulse or grind until fully mixed. Place your tri-tips in a ziploc bag and cover with marinade. Remove as much air as possible from bag and place in the fridge for a minimum of 4 hours or overnight.
Preheat grill to medium high heat. (I set my Traeger to 275F)
Smoke until the internal temperature is 130F (on a pellet grill this can be anywhere from 1 – 1.5 hours)
Remove from grill and rest tented with foil for 10 minutes.
Slice the beef thinly across the grain and serve with residual juices.