What temperature do you cook a tri tip at?
Using a meat thermometer, cook the tri-tip to your desired temperature: about 135°F for rare, 140°F for medium rare* (the recommended temperature for optimal taste and texture), and 145°F for medium.
How do you tenderize tri tip?
You can smoke it, grill it or roast it in the oven. Just like flank steak, tri tip is very flavorful. To make sure the meat comes out tender and juicy, you can marinate it for a few hours. My favorite way to tenderize the meat is marinating it.
How long does it take to cook a tri tip on a propane grill?
Place the tri tip on cool side of grill for about 15 to 30 minutes. Move the tri tip to the high heat side when it reaches around 10 degrees below your desired level of doneness — 115 degrees Fahrenheit for rare, 120 F for medium-rare, 130 F for medium or 145 F for medium-well as measured by a meat thermometer.
Do you cook tri tip fat side up or down?
Start with the fat side up (in truth it makes no difference. “If you put the fat side of the tri tip on the fire first, the moisture will come up through the meat and make it tender.”) The problem I have with this is that, as the fat warms, it will drip down into the fire and will not evaporate until it’s in the fire.