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Easy Tri-Tip Roast On The Traeger

Posted by sbulloch on May 12, 2013

Traeger's Tri-Tip Roast

We love a good roast on the Traeger. We especially love the robust flavor and relatively low cost of the Tri-Tip Roast on our Traeger. When shopping for a Tri-Tip, look for a roast that is fairly uniform in size or tied with butcher string. This will allow for more even cooking. We usually buy a roast that is 2 or 3 pounds bigger than our family can consume in one sitting. We serve it sliced up thin with some mashed potatoes for Sunday, then enjoy delicious leftovers all week like Italian Beef Sandwiches, Beef Stew, or Shepherd's Pie.


Tri-Tip Roast


Prep Time: 5 minutes, plus marinating overnight
Cook Time: 5-6 hours
Serves: 6-8
Pellet Recommendations: Alder, Cherry, Hickory, Maple, Mesquite, Oak, Pecan

1 tri-tip roast
Traeger Regular BBQ Sauce
Traeger Prime Rib Rub or Beef Rub


Marinate the tri-tip in Traeger Regular BBQ sauce overnight in refrigerator.

Remove tri-tip from marinade, and lightly season with Traeger Prime Rib Rub or Beef Rub.

Start your Traeger on smoke with lid open for 5 minutes to get started, then place tri-tip on grill for 4 to 5 hours on smoke.

Remove tri-tip from grill and place in aluminum foil with 1/2 cup water. Please don't include measuring cup in your foil packet. That would taste bad.

Close aluminum foil and adjust digital controller to 350 degrees.

Traeger's Easy Tri-Tip Roast

Place back on the grill for 45 minutes. Remove from grill and let rest for 15 minutes. Eat and enjoy!

Traeger's Easy Tri-Tip Roast