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By Brian Gurney, courtesy of badbonesbbq.com

Ingredients and directions


  • Tri-tip
  • Black pepper
  • Salt
  • Granulated onion
  • Granulated garlic
  • Carlton Farms Papa Jake’s Seasoning


  1. Get a nice tri-tip that is preferably choice or better. Trim meat of exposed fat.

  2. Season heavily with black pepper, salt, granulated onion, granulated garlic or Carlton Farms Papa Jake’s Seasoning. Let it sit out for an hour before grilling.

  3. Light charcoal grill about 30 minutes before grilling. Leave an area on the grill where the tri-tip can cook without being over direct coals.

  4. When coals are ready, sear for 3 minutes. Rotate a quarter turn, then flip. Sear again for 3 minutes and rotate for another 3 minutes.

  5. Move tri-tip over to the side off of direct coals and cover the grill. Add a handful of wood chips over coals to finish.

  6. Tri-tip is done at 130ºF. Pull, season with salt and pepper, and let rest for at least 15 minutes. When slicing, cut against the grain of the meat.