Amanda Haas


Grilled Molasses and Chili Tri-Tip

Prep Time

2 Hours

Cook Time

1 Hours

Effort

Pellets

Cherry

Try a new take on tri-tip with Traeger’s molasses and chili marinade recipe. Simply marinate your tri-tip for up to two hours and then smoke for an hour before bumping up the heat to high and pulling the meat once it hits 130℉.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

4

Units of Measurement:

main
  • 1/4 Cup brown sugar

  • 1/4 Cup molasses

  • 3 Tablespoon soy sauce

  • 2 Tablespoon rice vinegar

  • 1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 5 Clove garlic

  • 2 Teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 Teaspoon ginger, minced

  • 1/2 Teaspoon black pepper

  • 2 Pound tri-tip

  • 2 Tablespoon water

Steps

  • 1

    For the Marinade: In a large glass bowl or container, combine the brown sugar, molasses, soy sauce, rice vinegar, olive oil, garlic (crushed and peeled), chili powder, ginger, and black pepper. Whisk to combine.
    Ingredients
    • 1/4 Cup brown sugar

    • 1/4 Cup molasses

    • 3 Tablespoon soy sauce

    • 2 Tablespoon rice vinegar

    • 1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

    • 5 Clove garlic

    • 2 Teaspoon chili powder

    • 1 Teaspoon ginger, minced

    • 1/2 Teaspoon black pepper

  • 2

    Place tri-tip in the marinade and turn to coat. Marinate for 1 to 2 hours, covered, turning the steak halfway through.
    Ingredients
    • 2 Pound tri-tip

  • 3

    When ready to cook, set temperature to 180℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes. For optimal flavor, use Super Smoke if available.
    Grill180 ˚F
  • 4

    Place the steak directly on the grill grate and smoke for 1 hour. Do not discard the marinade.
    Grill180 ˚F
  • 5

    Remove tri-tip from grill and turn the grill up to High and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes. For optimal results, set to 500℉ if available.
    Grill500 ˚F
  • 6

    Place the tri-tip back in the marinade and coat it on both sides. Place the steak back on the grill and cook, turning once, until the internal temperature reaches 135℉, about 5-8 minutes per side. Remove the steak from the grill and allow to rest, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes before slicing.
    Grill500 ˚F
  • 7

    While the steak rests, place the remaining marinade in a saucepan with 2 Tbsp of water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Serve alongside the tri-tip if desired. Enjoy!
    Ingredients
    • 2 Tablespoon water

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