3 Day Smoked Tri-Tip
(from ksox’s recipe box)
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 150 minutes
Serves 5 people
- 4 lbs tri-tip roast (Trimmed is great, but some like un-trimmed cause the fat adds flavor. That might be true, you decide)
- 16 fluid ounces soy sauce
- 2 fluid ounces straight bourbon whiskey, of your choice (I use Jim Beam)
- 12 ounces beer (I like to use NEW CASTLE)
- 1 tablespoon el yucateco chile habanero sauce
- 1/2 cup yellow mustard
- 1 minced garlic clove
- 1 tablespoon fresh ground pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground sea salt
Combine mustard and half a cup of soy sauce in a bowl large enough for the tri-tip to marinate. Stir until mustard thins out.add the rest of the ingredients; mix well.
Stab tri-tip about 25 times with a steak knife.
Marinate for 3 days; turn once or twice a day (this tastes best). Overnight works, but try the 3 day method at least once! You can taste the difference!
The day of bbq: AHH, the wait is over! Fill the smoker with coals! And I mean fill it! The wet wood chips will make your flame die down a bit.
About an hour before you start smoking, put four handfuls of wood chips (hickory, mesquite or olive are best!) in a bowl of boiling hot water; let soak until your coals (NO GAS SMOKERS) are white or your smoker reads IDEAL. If you have a Brinkman, put wet wood chips right on the coals.
When the ash clears, add your meat. Let cook with lid on or door shut, about 2 1/2 hours, flip at least once. Add chips every time the smoke dies down. Cut smoking time for rare meat.
When it’s done enough for you, (I like mine well done!) serve with macaroni salad and a beer roll, or potato salad and a potato bread roll. They both are great!
7Just make sure you have a beer to salute me if you like this recipe and good friends nearby to enjoy this with you is always great!