Traeger Smoked Tri Tip Steak

Easy Traeger Recipe for Tri Tip Steak with Lemon & Chilli Compound Butter

Smoking meat on a Traeger grill is a great way to add depth and complexity to the flavour of your steak. One cut of beef that is particularly well-suited to smoking is the tri-tip steak. This cut (which originated in California) is known for its rich taste and tenderness when correctly cooked or smoked.

Traeger grills are a prized item, reliable, controllable and an investment for a lifetime. Use the Super Smoke setting for guaranteed extra smoky layers.

Easy Traeger Recipe for Tri Tip Steak
Traeger Recipe for Tri Tip Steak

Easy Traeger Recipe for Tri Tip Steak with Lemon & Chilli Compound Butter

Here is our easy and delicious recipe for smoking tri-tip steak on the Traeger grills.

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 lbs tri-tip steak
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp coarse salt
  • 2 tbsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • Your choice of wood chips (beef has a bold enough flavour to not be overpowered by hickory or mesquite – if you want a milder flavour try maple, pecan, apple or cherry wood)

Traeger Smoked Tri Tip Steak Method

  1. Preheat your Traeger grill to 225F and set it to the Super Smoke setting. Add your wood chips of choice to the hopper.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, and dried oregano to make your BBQ dry rub.
  3. Brush your tri tip steak with olive oil all over to give your dry rub something to stick to (i.e.use it as a binder).
  4. Rub the dry rub all over the tri-tip steak, making sure to cover it evenly on all sides.
  5. Place the steak on the grill grates over indirect heat and close the lid.
  6. Smoke the steak for 1-2 hours, or until the internal temperature of the steak reaches 135F for medium-rare or 140F for medium.
  7. Remove the steak from the grill and let it rest for at least 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

Lemon & Chilli Compound Butter for Tri Tip Steak

Ingredients

  • 1 cup room temperature butter
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tsp of grated lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp of chopped fresh basil
  • 2 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli flakes
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions:

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the butter, lemon juice, lemon zest, basil, garlic, chili flakes, salt, and pepper.
  2. Mix everything together until well combined.
  3. Lay a sheet of clingfilm on a flat surface and scoop the butter mixture onto it.
  4. Roll the butter mixture into a log shape using the clingfilm, twisting the ends to seal.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes until the butter is firm.
  6. Once chilled, slice the butter log into circular rounds and serve on top of your tri tip steak.

What to Serve with Traeger Smoked Tri Tip

  • Mashed Potato
  • Sweet Potato Fries or Mash
  • Garlic Fries
  • A Fresh Green Salad
  • Pommes Puree
  • Dauphinoise Potatoes
  • Buttery Tenderstem Broccoli

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