Go Back
Smoked Tri-Tip
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 30 mins
Resting Time
15 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 5 mins

These is not a lot that is better than smoked tri-tip. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, BBQ
Servings: 2 people
Author: Derek Wolf
  • 1 tri-tip roast from Felton Angus Beef
  • 3 tbsp of ancho chili powder
  • 2 tbsp of garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp of brown sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. When tri-tip is at room temperature, lather with olive oil then season with ancho chili powder, garlic powder, brown sugar, salt and pepper.
  2. When ready to cook, use some Cowboy Hardwood Lump Charcoal to light fire and let burn for 15-20 minutes. Once charcoal is white hot, move to one side of the grill for indirect grilling. Optional: For a more intense flavor, add some hickory or mesquite wood chunks to the top of the charcoal.
  3. Place tri-tip on opposite side of charcoal and let smoke for 60-90 minutes at 225-250F or until internal temperature is at 130F (medium-rare)
  4. Pull meat off grill and let rest for 15 minutes.
  5. Serve and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Gear: Cowboy Charcoal