3-5 lb. Tri-Tip Santa Maria Rub

Generously season the tri-tip with my Santa Maria Tri-Tip Rub or your favorite rub.

Place the roast in a ziplock bag and refrigerate overnight, or at least for a few hours.

Bring the tri-tip to room temperature. Preheat your Traeger grill to 225° F. Use super smoke if you have that option.

Place seasoned tri-tip roast directly on the grill and insert a probe into the thickest part. Set the probe temp to 135° F.

When the internal temperature reaches 135° F, remove the tri-tip from the grill and wrap it in foil.

Turn the Traegers temperature up to 450° F. When the grill is ready, place the tri-tip back on the grill and sear for 3 to 5 minutes on each side.

Allow the smoked tri-tip to rest, tented, for 10 to 15 minutes so that the juices redistribute throughout the meat.

To serve, slice the meat thinly against the grain.

Serve with Chipotle Smoked Mac & Cheese

Or with Traeger Smoked Potatoes