Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 1 hr

BBQ tri tip.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To make the barbecue sauce:
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, warm the olive oil.
  3. Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add the chicken broth, ketchup, steak sauce, parsley, Worcestershire sauce, ground coffee, and black pepper.
  5. Bring the mixture to a boil; reduce the heat to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until reduced to 1/2 cup, about 10 minutes.
  6. Purée the sauce in a food processor or blender.
  7. Allow to cool, cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  8. Bring to room temperature before serving.
  9. To make the dry rub:
  10. In a small bowl, mix together the black pepper, garlic powder, salt, dried mustard, paprika, and cayenne.
  11. Press the mixture into the surface of the tri-tip, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate overnight.
  12. Follow the grill’s instructions for using wood chips.
  13. Sear the tri-tip directly over medium heat, turning once, until both sides are seared, about 5 minutes total.
  14. Then grill the tri-tip indirectly over medium heat, turning once, until the internal temperature is about 140 degrees Fahrenheit for medium-rare, 20 to 30 minutes more.
  15. Allow to rest for 5 minutes before slicing thinly on the diagonal against the grain.
  16. Build each roll with slices of meat and a dollop of sauce.
  17. Serve warm or at room temperature.