Smoked Tri Tip with a Rec Tec Pineapple Upside Down Cake "Football Sunday"

Discussion in 'Beef' started by bigtrain74, Nov 17, 2014.

  1. bigtrain74

    bigtrain74 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Went to my local butcher shop and asked the guy I've been getting buddy buddy with lately for some tri tip. He said he didn't have any out but to give him a few minuets and he will be right back. Sure enough he came back with 3 to choose from that the butched just cut off and packaged especially for me! So a quick shout out to Mark for making that happen for me!



    My Grandmother always said to keep beef really simple with salt and pepper. The beef will do the rest.



    Thrown on the Rec Tec at 230 degrees for 2 hours for a nice rare piece of meat. It's not like a piece of brisket where if you cook the tri tip longer its going to be a dry piece of meat. 


    And 2 hours was perfect!



    Best piece of steak I have had in awhile! 


    I forgot to take a pic with some horseradish sauce on a roll. [​IMG]

    And what is game day without some smoked buffalo wings?




    And of course we need dessert! The cast iron pan was definitely the way to go with this!


     
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  2. c farmer

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

    Looks like some great football food.
     
  3. Looks like I shouldn't have turned down your invitation for dinner! Nice job BT
     
  4. bigtrain74

    bigtrain74 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It's ok pop, next time you will know what up!
     
  5. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

     That Tri -Tip looks nice and I wish I could find it at that price here, but the heck with the meat . That Pineapple - Upside - Down cake looks Marvelous [​IMG]

    My dear old Mom would make one for me each B-day, I miss Maw...

    just like her's...

    have fun and . . .
     
  6. bigtrain74

    bigtrain74 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks brother... Does anyone make you this anymore?
     
  7. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Man, the steak and wings look delicious...but I'd love a big honkin slice of that cake please! Nicely done!!

    Red
     
  8. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Looks divine !
     
  9. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    The Wife tries her best to duplicate the recipe , but not the same. . . I eat it heartily , and remember Maw's.
     
  10. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice looking Steak & Wings, Tony!!![​IMG]

    Your Granny was right !!!   LOL---They usually are!!

    Nice Job!![​IMG]-------------[​IMG]

    Bear
     
  11. Everything looks Super, I love Pineapple upside-down cake   yummy

    Gary
     
  12. bigtrain74

    bigtrain74 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Bear! Always listen to our Grams :)
     
  13. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Terrific looking meal and that pineapple upside down cake is a thing of beauty!

    Disco
     
  14. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Tasty looking meal! Just curious as to why you cooked the tip in a pan?
     
  15. bigtrain74

    bigtrain74 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey Case, I've been doing a lot of that with this cooker. I like to capture any juice especially when it's beef. You saw I also did it with the chicken wings. After about a 1/2 hour, I didn't like how it was coming out, so i took them out and placed them right onto the grates. Maybe its something subconsciously that I need professional help with defining why I love tin foil and foil pans... [​IMG]  

    Wifey asks me the same question everytime we go to Costco. "Do we really need more foil pans?" YES!!!!!!!!

    Thanks for checking it out!

    ~Tony
     
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2014
  16. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I did see the wings in the pan and was wondering... Which with a bit of schmaltz, and high temp 400-425, that could work for the wings, got me thinking now!

    As for the tip, even though it looked great, I was cringing! If you must use the pan do this next time. Load that pan with roasting veggies (carrots, taters, celery, Brussel sprouts, onion, beets, cauliflower, broccoli) season well, and place the tip on top of that and smoke. When the tip hits 125-130 pull everything out crank up the heat and sear it. Another option is to make smokey Au Jus. Search here for Chef Jimmy's smokey Au Jus. If you do that put a rack on top of your foil pan and the tip on the rack.
     
  17. bigtrain74

    bigtrain74 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the tip Case. All the videos and recopies I saw never called for a reverse sear. Im going to be getting a top shelf for the cooker so that will allow me to catch the juices in a pan much easier going forward. 
     
  18. It all looks GREAT! I agree on the pan under the food. Not the food in the pan. After you do a reverse sear you will be hooked.

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  19. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yup---That'll be great---Much better to have the pan with veggies on another shelf. Then the Beef can drip down into the pan. I never did like my Beef sitting in a pan with veggies, interfering with that Awesome Beef flavor.

    Bear
     

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