Tri Tip on the Grill | Plus a Delicious Rub Recipe

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Tri tip on the grill. Delicious, tender and juicy tri tip recipe on the grill. From dry rub ingredients to grilling tips.

Tri tip roast on the grill

We grill tri tip roast year round. That includes the Arkansas humidity in the summer and frigid temperatures in the winter. Sure, it’s no winter in New England but it’s still cold.

Being as it’s one of our favorite Sunday dinners, the pain of babysitting it is worth it. Or at least that’s what my husband says, as I sit inside and show my support from a warm kitchen.

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Tri tip on the grill

TRI TIP ON THE GRILL

  • 2 lb Tri tip roast

DRY RUB INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. onion powder
  • 3 tsp. salt
  • 3 tsp. paprika
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. cumin
Tri tip dry rub recipe

Coat all sides of the tri tip with this rub and set in the fridge for at least 3 hours.

Tri tip roast-rub

HOW TO GRILL A TRI TIP

One hour before grilling set the tri tip back on the counter to bring it up to room temperature.

Preheat grill on high heat. Add a little olive oil to the top and sear each side for 5-7 minutes over direct heat. Continue cooking with indirect medium-high heat (the grill should maintain 400°) for and additional 20-25 minutes. 

tri tip roast

The meat should reach 133-135 degrees at the thickest part. 

*Note- Once the meat is removed from the grill it will continue to rise in temperature a degree or two.

Remove from grill and let it rest covered in foil for 15 minutes before slicing.

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HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COOK A TRI TIP

The tri tip roast itself takes about 50 minutes to cook on the grill. Add in the rub marinating for a few hours, letting it come up to room temperature and finally letting it rest for 15 minutes, and you’re looking at about 5 hours. 

But if you can manage your time correctly, it only takes one hour to grill, and it’s completely worth it. This tri tip roast on the grill will have you reaching for thirds and lying to your kids that it’s spicy, so they leave it alone. 

GOES WELL WITH
  • Grilled potatoes
  • Corn on the cob
  • Asparagas
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Potato salad
  • Cole slaw
  • Pasta salad
tri tip roast and rub

Grilled Tri Tip Roast

Delicious, tender and juicy tri tip recipe on the grill.
Prep Time15 hrs
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: grill, Grilled Pizza
Servings: 8
Calories: 204kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 lb tri tip roast
  • 1 TBS olive oil

Tri Tip Rub

  • 3 tsp. salt
  • 3 tsp. paprika
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. onion powder
  • 2 tsp. oregano
  • 2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. cumin

Instructions

  • Coat all sides of the tri tip roast with this rub and set in the fridge for at least 3 hours. 
  • One hour before grilling set the tri tip back on the counter to bring it up to room temperature. 
  • Preheat grill on high heat. Add a little olive oil to the top and sear each side for 5-7 minutes over direct heat.
    tri tip roast
  • Continue cooking with indirect medium-high heat (about 400 degrees) for and additional 20-25 minutes. The meat should reach 133-135 degrees at the thickest part. 
  • Remove from grill and let it rest covered in foil for 15 minutes before slicing.
    tri tip roast and rub

Notes

  • The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will very based on different bands of ingredients used and cooking methods. 

Nutrition

Calories: 204kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 934mg | Potassium: 400mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 72IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 2mg
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