Santa Maria Chipotle Tri-Tip

4 lb tri tip

Trader Joes (trademark) coffee rub

Potters Chipotle Jalapeño Wine (in a sprayer)


Smoke tri-tip for (up to) 4 hours, spraying with jalapeno wine every 20-30 minutes.

Remove tri-tip from smoker (I have a Traeger), and crank the heat to high, allowing the barrel temp to reach 450.

Place tri-tip back on smoker. (Continue to spray with the Chipotle Jalapeño Wine every 10 minutes.) Flip tri-tip after 15 minutes for equal sear. For medium rare minus, remove when internal temp reaches 118. (A 4 pound tri tip usually takes 30-45 minutes to reach and IT of 118.) Remove from smoker, cover in foil and a towel and let rest on the counter for 20-30 minutes. Slice against the grain. Serve sliced thick with a salad or thinly sliced on a bun with a slice of smoked swiss and au jus sauce for the best french dip you have ever had!