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Grilled Molasses and Chili Tri-Tip

Amanda Haas


Grilled Molasses and Chili Tri-Tip

Prep Time

2 Hours

Cook Time

1 Hours

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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

    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.
    • 2

      Place tri-tip in the marinade and turn to coat. Marinate for 1 to 2 hours, covered, turning the steak halfway through.
    • 3

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

      Place the steak directly on the grill grate and smoke for 1 hour. Do not discard the marinade.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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      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!

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