Now that we have been using our smoker, I think this easy smoked tri-tip is a favorite of ours. It’s so simple and cooks fairly quickly for a smoking recipe. It’s ready in just over 2 hours.
For this recipe you need an all-purpose rub. You can use your favorite but we have been using The Gospel all-purpose rub from Meat Church BBQ. This was a rub that was given as a birthday gift to my husband from a fellow experienced smoker. I have seen this available for purchase at the big box hardware stores like Lowe’s, Home Depot, and Ace. You can get it off of Amazon, but it is a little pricier. However, it may be worth is to save you time and gas to just get it from there.
Next thing I do is mix in some salt and pepper with that rub. I use 1 Tbsp of kosher salt and about 1 tsp of black pepper. If you like more pepper, you can increase the amount. However, my family isn’t big on pepper. The 1 tsp was plenty for us.
Once you mix those seasonings together it’s time to get your tri-tip. You want one that’s about 2-3 pounds for this amount of seasoning. I just get my tri-tip from Costco. We cook one and freeze the other one to cook another time. This is no big deal because we know we will use it soon since we love this recipe so much. I have made it for my family twice and it got rave reviews.
Now you take that seasoning mix and give its a complete covering with the seasoning mix. You want every spot on that tri-tip to have that seasoning on it. Then you need to let it rest for at least 30 minutes. You can place it back in the fridge for up to 24 hours. That will give you even more flavor. However, the 30 minutes has produced excellent results for us. We also used hickory pellets for this one. However, I really think any pellet that’s good for beef will still taste excellent.
- ALL-PURPOSE RUB (I USE THE GOSPEL FROM MEAT CHURCH)
- KOSHER SALT
Recipe is adapted from Frugal Mom Eh!