Roadside Tri Tip

Discussion in 'Beef' started by dirtsailor2003, Jan 3, 2016.

  1. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Here we go. Roadside Tri tip smoking in the frozen tundra of Oregon. We've had highs in the 20's and lows in the single digits for a week plus now.

    I mixed up a batch of roadside marinade last night and the tip had been soaking in it in my walk in fridge (aka the garage).

    I plan on putting this in the mini in a couple hours. Will be making homemade baked cheddar tater tots too.

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    Big tip it's close to 5 pounds!

    Here's the recipe for the roadside marinade.

    1 cup white vinegar
    1/2 cup veg oil
    1/4 cup worcestershire sauce
    1 TBS Sea or Kosher salt
    1 TBS white sugar
    1 tsp garlic powder
    1 tsp onion powder
    1 tsp white pepper
    1/2 tsp celery salt (I use celery seed)


    Smoke away!!!
     
  2. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    :popcorn
     
  3. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Be watching

    Its getting cold here now. Its 32 degrees
     
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Boiling the taters for the tots.

    2 pounds yukon gold or russett potatoes (swap out 3/4 pound for sweet potatoes, if desired)
    1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
    1 tablespoon potato or corn starch
    1 teaspoon coarse salt
    1/4 teaspoon fresh black pepper
    corn, peanut, vegetable or canola oil

    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Scrub the potatoes clean and roast until until a fork goes easily into them when poked. Fill two big bowls with ice water and put the potatoes in them to cool.

    2. Change the water as needed until the potatoes are cold. (Alternately you can cook them ahead of time and refrigerate until cold.)

    3. Peel the potatoes then shred on the large holes of a box grater. Add to a large bowl and use a fork to combine with the cheese, potato starch, salt and pepper.

    4. If baking: grease a large baking sheet generously with oil from edge to edge. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

    5. Scoop up little pieces of the potato mixture and form into cylinders about 1 inch long. Place on baking sheet and repeat until all the tots are made.

    6. Bake about 25 minutes, turning once about 15 minutes into the cooking time.

    7. Heat an inch of oil in a large Dutch oven to 350 degress F. Cook the tots in batches until lightly golden all over about 5 minutes - if they start to fall apart or get smooshy then reduce the cooking time. Drain on paper-towel lined plates before serving.

    8. Serve with ketchup for dipping.


    Smoke away!!!
     
  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Okay, it's warmed up a bit. Just put the probe in the mini-WSM. Prepping to fire up. I will be using Kiawe for the smoke this time around. Somehow I am out of cherry. Not sure how that happened!

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    Smoke away!!!
     
  6. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I love it.  Lets get it on! b
     
  7. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Well those who complain about not being able to smoke in the cold, aren't smokers and don't own a Mini-WSM.

    My neighbor just borrowed my floor jack and jack stands so he can change the pads and rotors on his rig. Yes he is nuts!

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    TBS. as usual using the side light method.

    Settled in at this temp so that's where I'm gonna let this beast cook!


    Smoke away!!!
     
  8. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hmmm this photo didn't post!

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    Smoke away!!!
     
  9. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Fired up.

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    Our little has froze into this position waiting for the end results!


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    Smoke away!!!
     
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  10. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You da man. 
     
  11. bryce

    bryce Smoking Fanatic

    Right on, way to go. Cold hasn't stopped me either.
     
  12. smokeymose

    smokeymose Master of the Pit

    Watching this one and realising what a pu##y I've been about the cold! I'm smoking something next weekend no matter how much the Mrs. shakes her head LOL.
    I think Little needs a bigger sweater..
     
  13. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Did you have to take the poor dog to the vet? We want Tri Tip!:biggrin:
     
  14. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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    Smoke away!!!
     
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  15. bryce

    bryce Smoking Fanatic

    Yeah man, great stuff. Any sauce on the sandwich?
     
  16. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Bryce! Yes did a simple Au jus. Also put wasabi mayo on the sandwee.


    Smoke away!!!
     
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  17. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Awesome smoke. Point

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  18. bryce

    bryce Smoking Fanatic

    Yeah I need to try that someone. It sounds great.

    Points!
     
  19. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Brian! I'll be eating the leftovers tonight!
     
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