California Barbecued Tri-Tip on a Gas Grill
Grilled barbecue tri-tip often results in a charred exterior and very rare center. We focused on cooking the outside less and the inside more.
Why This Recipe Works
Unlike other barbecue recipes, California Barbecued Tri-Tip recipes call for cooking the meat over high heat and seasoning it only with salt, pepper, garlic, and the sweet smoke of the grill. This consistently produces a charred exterior and very rare center—but we wanted the outside cooked less and the inside cooked more. Searing our California Barbecued Tri-Tip above smoldering wood chips gave us noticeable but mild smoke flavor and moist meat.