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Tri Tip Steak on the Mini

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I got some pieces of tri tip steak that had been cut small but quite thick. I decided to try and do them on the mini. Normally, I would reverse sear, smoke the steak and then sear it. However I can get the mini up to 400 F and I was wondering what it would be like with only the browning of the mini. Here is my attempt.

 

I gave them all a good shake of no salt added steak spice.

 

 

I brushed them with a high sugar content barbecue sauce to help with the browning.

 

 

I lit up a chimney of lump charcoal in the chimney.

 

 

I got the mini as hot as I could (just under 400 F) and threw the steaks on. I turned them after about 10 minutes.

 

 

After another 8 minutes the internal temperature was 140 F which is as rare as She Who Must Be Obeyed will eat steak. You note there was some char on the steaks but not a lot.

 

 

We generally slice our steaks up for serving (it fools me into thinking I am eating more). Here it is sliced up.

 

 

 

 

It was served with the missus' excellent cole slaw and potato salad.

 

 

The Verdict- Did I miss the heavy char? Yes, a bit. However, the meat was so moist all the way through that it seemed incredibly tender. I loved the texture and the taste. I won't do my steaks like this all the time but I will do it often.

 

Disco

post #2 of 8
That looks great Disco! Love me some tri tip!!!
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Originally Posted by dirtsailor2003 View Post

That looks great Disco! Love me some tri tip!!!

Thanks, Case. I used to cook tri tip all the time. It used to be cheap and tasty. Now it is just tasty and it is hard to find. If there is some on sale, I grab it!

 

Disco

post #4 of 8

looks delicious! Very nice at 140, I'd say perfect!

post #5 of 8

Looks very good,  your starting to get the hang of the mini I think.

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Originally Posted by bobank03 View Post
 

looks delicious! Very nice at 140, I'd say perfect!

 

Thanks. It likely is perfect. The missus says it's too rare and I say it's too well done. 

 

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Originally Posted by c farmer View Post
 

Looks very good,  your starting to get the hang of the mini I think.

 

Thanks, Adam. I have appreciated your help.

 

Disco

post #7 of 8

Looks good now I'm hungry

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Originally Posted by zzrguy View Post
 

Looks good now I'm hungry

Thanks. As for being hungry, go smoke something, eat it and post the pictures!

 

Disco

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