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First tri tip a success

post #1 of 8
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After getting input from this forum and adding my own twist I came up with the tri tip pictured below. The result was a winning taste treat. I marinated the tri tip in Wishbone Light Asian with Ginger Vinaigrette Dressing for 5 hours. When I removed it from the bag I left the dressing that would cling to the meat in place. I then added a rub of 1 tsp red pepper, 1 tsp ground cumin, 1/2 tsp ground mustard, 1 tsp chili powder, 1 tsp allspice, 1 1/2 T kosher salt, 1/4 tsp cinnamon. (this combination is very close to one a forum member gave me. Cinnamon and red pepper are the differences.) The smoker was held at 240-250 degrees for four hours at which point the meat was 140 degrees. The final product was moist and very flavorful. I did a second tri tip that had everything done the same except the marinade was Italian Dressing. That one was a distant second to the one I have described in detail.

post #2 of 8
That is a great looking Tritip and from the sound of the recipe it would have a lot of flavor as well - Congrats - Tritip is one of my favorites
post #3 of 8
Looks Great...
post #4 of 8
How many pounds was your tri tip to start with? I just did my first one in my MES smoker and it was about 3 to 4 pounds. I put it in at 225F with smoke and it was 140F in about 1.5 hours! Why did it get done so quick?
post #5 of 8
Wow that looks good! I've got a tri tip in the freezer. I'll need to try the rub you used. PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #6 of 8
Looks great
post #7 of 8
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I had two tri tips and each was 3-4 pounds. Not sure why you got them done so quickly. I do know that my temps went down a bit and I had to stoke the fire to get them back up. I read other posts that said 275 for two hours would to the trick and get them to 140. I also wanted to slow them down because we were not ready for dinner as early as we expected. Treats and wine slowed down the processicon_wink.gif
post #8 of 8
Your tri tip looks awesome and it just another hunkof meat we cann't get here on the east coast. I like your and marinade.PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
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