Easy, tender, juicy perfect Smoked Tri Tip that turns out with the perfect smoky flavor each and every time!

This simple recipe is a pure delight for meat lovers. Serve it up with your favorite sides for a memorable meal!

– tri tip – sea salt – black pepper – garlic powder



If you'd like, trim any excess fat off of the tri tip.

When you’re ready to cook, preheat the smoker to 225 degrees F. Sprinkle the tri tip liberally with garlic powder and black pepper. Be sure to get both sides and all edges!


Place the tri tip on the preheated smoker and smoke until it reaches the internal temperature you desire. For a 2 pound tri tip, smoke for about 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour and a half for medium-rare.



Transfer the tri tip to a large baking sheet, so that it catches any juices that come out as it sits.


If you love a crispy exterior on your tri tip, you will need to sear the outside using your preferred method, as the smoker doesn’t always achieve an amazing crisp.

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