I have been trying to take a picture of the smoked Tri-Tip Roast the whole summer, but still no luck. The moment the meat is ready to be served it is gone in minutes! It is that good! The Cowboss smoked the roast this past weekend for our monthly BBQ with our friends. It was a hit.
I have used Chicago Steak Seasoning from Weber, but you can use any dry rub you like. Bring the roast to room temperature, let it sit on the counter for at least 30 minutes.
Here are the smoker directions from the Cowboss:
- I like to get my smoker going at about 225 and I use a combination of hardwood lump charcoal and walnut chunks for the fuel. A meat thermometer is handy to have as well. I put it right on the grill of the smoker and let it go for about 3 hours and let it get to 155 or so for the inside temperature. Then, wrap it in a foil and put it back on for another two hours, keeping the heat still at 225. That helps soften and slow cook the meat without getting it dry. It’s a lean cut, so the foil keeps the juices in while you’re finishing the smoke. The times vary depending on the size of your roast, I usually do about a 2.5 pounder. Let it rest for a few minutes when it’s done and then you’re all set for a wonderful Tri-Tip roast. Done right and you can eat the slices with just a fork, no knife. Enjoy!