Pit Barrel Tri-Tip

April 10, 2013


Over the last several weeks I’ve had the opportunity to fire up my Pit Barrel Cooker on various occasions, the most recent of which was for a tri-tip last evening.  When it comes to tri-tip my rule of thumb is keep it simple stupid (KISS).  A nice coating of extra virgin olive oil, a rub down with granulated garlic, cracked black pepper, onion powder, and Kosher salt and that’s it.  The tri-tip is then hung in the Pit Barrel Cooker for approximately 30 minutes for medium rare.

 tri-tip in pit barrel



2 lb. tri-tip

1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

1 tbsp. Kosher salt

½ tbsp. cracked black pepper

1 tsp. granulated garlic

1 tsp. onion powder



Prepare Pit Barrel Cooker or grill for high heat cooking.  Coat tri-tip evenly with olive oil.  Blend dry ingredients and sprinkle generously over trip-tip.

tri-tip cooked in pit barrel

Hang tri-tip in the Pit Barrel Cooker or place on grill grate.  Allow to cook uninterrupted for 30 minutes on the Pit Barrel Cooker or flip every 5 minutes on the charcoal grill for a total of 30 minutes.


-    Clint Cantwell, Grilling.com Editor


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