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traeger tri tip by laura

(1 rating)
Recipe by
deb baldwin
blanchard, ID

My daughter, Laura, makes this all the time on her Traeger, so now that I just got my very own Traeger, this is the first thing I made. This is her recipe and it is so simple and easy. The Tri Tip roast comes out so tender and juicy it is bound to impress anyone that gets a taste.. my three dogs, who are now my very best friends, followed me around the kitchen with their noses working overtime. Even my neighbors strolled over and wanted a peek. I know they will be over the next day for a sample.

(1 rating)
yield 1 tri tip is about 4 oz per serving ...about 6 to 10 servings more or less
cook time 50 Min
method Smoke

Ingredients For traeger tri tip by laura

  • 1 or more pkg
    mortin's steakhouse classic tri tip

How To Make traeger tri tip by laura

  • 1
    You can make one or more Tri Tips on your Traeger depending on the size of your gathering. You can put as many Tri Tips on the grill as there is room..make sure the meat is only over the drip pan and not extend beyond the edge underneath and leave a little space between each one. This is going to be a step by step directions using a Traeger for your first time. Follow your directions to assemble the grill..and prime and season the grill. You are now ready to make your first meal. Cover drip pan with foil for easy cleaning. Line the drip bucket also with foil, to make clean up a little easier... Wood pellets: (use only Traeger pellets)..they have so many different kinds..I could only find apple and pecan. The apple was not recommended for beef so I used the pecan pellets. Looks like it is easy to change out the pellets when you want to use a different flavor for the next time.
  • 2
    This Tri Tip is already to go on the grill. It is already seasoned and the flavor is no prep work or brine or dry rub..very nice for a easy and quick way to serve an amazing meal. The Tri Tip was bought at Costco and they even had it on sale, so I should have bought more, but dang, I did not. There is also directions on the package to use a regular grill and also oven roasting if you do not have a smoker.
  • 3
    Plug in the Traeger and switch on. Open lid...Turn the dial to SMOKE and leave on for 10 minutes. Then turn the dial to high (400 degrees) and close lid for 10 minutes. Open package and place Tri Tip on grill, fat side up. Insert the meat prong if you have one in the thickest part of the meat and follow directions provided with Traeger. Close lid and leave meat in for approximately 50 minutes or when your meat temp is about 145 degrees. No will loose smoke and heat and your meat will take longer to cook. That is why I used the meat prong so I could check it when ever I wanted without opening the lid..I paced a lot and adjusted the temperature as needed by using the dial..I had an option of 375 or 450 (high) so I switched back and forth as needed.
  • 4
    Time is up...Turn dial to shut down cycle. Remove your Tri Tip and bring into the kitchen. Cover with foil and I also covered with a towel to keep the meat warmer and let rest for 15 minutes. Dog are going crazy..husband is wanting to eat NOW..this smells so good.
  • 5
    Slice across the gain into thin slices.. and serve. I only sliced as much as we needed for dinner and made my husband two tri tip sandwiches for lunch the next day..still have a lot left over for another dinner..or two. Reheat with a little butter for hot sandwiches or leftovers for the next night.
  • 6
    Do not forget to tend to the Traeger when you are finished with your meal.. The Traeger has a auto shut down (fan) in 10 minutes on the shut down cycle... But still needs to be switched off and unplugged.