California Grilled Beef Tri-Tip

California Grilled Beef Tri-Tip

2 (2-3lb)       Beef Tri-Tip Roast
3 TB              Plowboys Bovine Bold Beef Rub (available at Central Meats)
                      (Or your favorite Beef Rub)
2 TB             Melted Butter

Coat the meat well in the beef rub, seal in a zip top bag and marinate in the refrigerator at least 1 hour or up to 24 hours. 
If you are using a gas grill, preheat it to very hot. If you are using a charcoal grill, mound the coals to one side to create one hot zone and one cool zone.

Grill the tri-tip over very high heat for approx 5-7 minutes per side until it develops a nice color and crust. If you are using a gas grill turn off all of your burners except for one on low, and place the roast as far from that burner as possible. If you are using a charcol gril, move the the tri-tip to your cool zone. Baste the tri-tip well in melted butter. Continue to cook until an instant read thermometer inserted into the middle of the thickest part reads 130-135 degrees for medium rare, approx 20-45 minutes, flipping every 5 minutes. Remove from the grill and allow to rest on a dinner plate covered in foil for 15 minutes prior to slicing. Slice thinly across the grain and serve.

Serves 3-4

Recipe By: Nelson Colwell, Pitmaster of Old Dominion Smokehouse Championship BBQ Team