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Grilled Tri Tip Recipe

When it comes to hearty, flavorful meals, Grilled Tri-Tip stands out as a prime choice for meat lovers. This recipe focuses on a simple way to prepare a tri-tip roast, leaving you with a juicy, tender, and well-seasoned meal.

Grilled Tri Tip 

Grilled Tri Tip is not only delicious but also versatile, making it a fantastic option for various occasions.

This dish is celebrated in the BBQ world for its robust flavor and tenderness. Originating from the bottom sirloin, the tri-tip roast is a lean cut that responds well to proper seasoning and careful cooking. By following this recipe, you will get a beautifully charred exterior while maintaining a moist, tender, perfectly cooked interior.

What you do with your cooked tri-tip is up to you! It makes a great steak sandwich.

Why you’ll love it!

  • Flavorful and Juicy
    With just the right amount of seasoning, each bite is a burst of savory goodness.
  • Versatile
    Make it into a sandwich, mix it into a stir fry, toss it into a pasta or soup.
  • Simple Ingredients
    Requires minimal ingredients for a fuss-free preparation.
  • Perfect for Any Occasion
    Ideal for a family dinner, special gatherings, or a protein-packed meal prep. 
Grilled Tri Tip Roast

Grilled Tri Tip shopping list

Wondering if you have to hit the store? Here’s the list of items you’ll need to make this recipe. For specific amounts, please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.

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  • Tri-Tip Roast (3-6 pounds)
  • Smokey SPG
Grilled Tri Tip Roast

How to make Tri Tip on the Grill

This is just the overview so you can see what you’re actually getting into here. When you are cooking, you’ll want to use the full recipe at the bottom of the page.

  1. Preheat your grill.
  2. Season the roast evenly with 3 tablespoons of SPG, covering all sides.
  3. Cook until the internal temperature reaches 125°F-130°F.
  4. Rest for 10 minutes before slicing. This ensures the juices redistribute throughout the meat.
  5. Serve after slicing against the grain for the best texture. 
Grilled Tri Tip Roast


How should I store leftovers?

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. 

Can I reheat Grilled Tri Tip?

Yes, for best results, reheat gently in the oven at a low temperature to maintain moisture. 

Can I prepare Grilled Tri Tip in advance?

While best served fresh, you can season the tri-tip in advance and refrigerate overnight for deeper flavor. 

Are there any variations or substitutions?

Feel free to experiment with different seasoning blends to suit your taste. 

Grilled Tri Tip Roast

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Grilled Tri-Tip is a straightforward dish whose simplicity and consistently good final results make it a must-try recipe for anyone looking to impress their family or guests with minimal effort.

Grilled Tri Tip Roast
Grilled Tri Tip Roast

Grilled Tri Tip with Smokey SPG

There is nothing easier than a tri tip roast, and you get such delicious results! Serve on its own with a few of your favorite sides, or slice it up and make a sandwich. The options are endless!
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Traeger
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Author: Nicole Johnson


  • 3 pound tri-tip
  • 2 tablespoons OWYD Smokey SPG


  • Preheat your Traeger to 250°F.
  • Rub the meat all over with the SPG. Place onto the grill.
  • Cook for 30 minutes, flip, and cook for an additional 30 minutes.
  • Turn the grill up to 350 and cook an additional 20-30 minutes. Pull at 125° for medium-rare, or 135 for medium, rest for 10 minutes, slice against the grain and serve.


Calories: 542kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 71gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 221mgSodium: 1054mgPotassium: 1129mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 353IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 88mgIron: 5mg
Nicole Johnson

Nicole Johnson, a self-taught expert in grilling and outdoor cooking, launched Or Whatever You Do in 2010. Her blog, renowned for its comprehensive and creative outdoor cooking recipes, has garnered a vast audience of millions. Nicole's hands-on experience and passion for grilling shine through her work. Her husband, Jeremiah Johnson, also plays a pivotal role in recipe development, adding his culinary flair to the mix. Together, they form a dynamic duo, offering a rich and varied outdoor cooking experience to their followers.