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Red Wine Marinated Smoked Tri Tip with Chimichurri Sauce

Smoked Tri Tip Recipe

A simple recipe for smoked Tri Tip. Tri Tip is an easy and affordable alternative to smoked brisket.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, barbecue, bbq
Keyword smoked tri tip, smoked tri tip recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Resting Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Cost $25.00



  • Preheat smoker to 225 degrees using a fruit wood like apple or even oak.
  • Cover the tri tip in olive oil. Combine the salt and pepper and sprinkle over tri tip liberally. Don't be afraid to get a nice crust on there with a liberal coating of the rub.
  • Place tri-tip on smoker unwrapped for 60-90 minutes. Cook until internal temperature reaches 125 - 130 degrees F for rare and remove.
  • Wrap tri-tip in foil and let rest for 15 minutes. Optional: place in a cooler (with NO ice) to keep warm for anywhere from 30-60 minutes. This will continue the cooking process another 5 degrees. Further I have found that it makes the cut extremely tender as the juices slowly redistribute into the meat.
  • Cut across the grains in thin strips and serve with favorite sides, like smoked collard greens, or top with chimichurri sauce.