Grilled Tri Tip Sandwich – Grillin With Dad

Craving a tender, flavorful steak recipe? Then check out this grilled tri tip sandwich! The tenderness of the meat packed with the amazing charcoal flavors and garlicky mayo spread makes this the ultimate sami. If you are not familiar with a tri tip, its appearance is similar to that of a ribeye with the beautiful marbling, and if grilled properly, this cut is the most tender and flavorful of all steaks.

How to prepare a Tri Tip steak

Grilled Tri Tip Sandwich Ingredients

This cut of beef is very flavorful. It would be a shame to cover it in marinade or overpowering spices. A simple coating of salt and pepper seasoning is all you need to enhance and improve this steak.

Start by coating the tri tip with a little bit of Truff olive oil as the binder for the spices. You risk a lot of the spices falling off or burning without the binder. Then apply a layer of seasoning and this baby is ready to be grilled.

Seasoned Tri Tip

Roasting garlic will take the same amount of time as grilling the tri tip, so why not place them on the grill at the same time. On a sheet of foil, place an entire head of garlic and drizzle some olive oil and sprinkle salt. Close it by twisting the top of the foil and place it on the grill.

How to grill the perfect tri tip steak.

Seared steak

Start off by heating up the grill to 250 degrees and set up for dual zone heat. This means there should be an indirect cooking set up as well as direct for the final sear.

First place the tri tip on the indirect side for approximately 1 hour or until it reaches 115-120 internal.

Then, increase the temperature of the grill to high heat at 500 degrees and sear the steak for 2 minutes per side.

Finally, set aside the grilled trip tip steak to rest for 10 minutes. It’s very important to have any protein left over after cooking. This process helps redistribute all those wonderful juices that will create a beautifully tender slice of meat.

Perfectly grilled tri tip

Time to sauté and roast.

This grilled tri tip sandwich is not complete without the garlic mayo spread and sautéed onions. It adds a burst of soft garlicky onion goodness that adds on layers of flavors.

Sautéed Onions

Roasted garlic head

For perfectly sautéed onions, slice up some yellow onions and throw them in a large saucepan with half a stick of butter and cook over low heat. Mix occasionally to prevent onions from burning or sticking to the bottom of the pan.

Toasted bread and garlic mayo spread

For the mayo spread, in a mixing bowl, add mayo, sour cream and squeezed out roasted garlic. Mix the ingredients together and spread over a toasted French bread. Add some sliced ​​grilled tri tip and sautéed onions and this sandwich is ready to be eaten. Enjoy!

Printer friendly recipe below:

Grilled Tri Tip Sandwich

Prep Time 10 my s

Cook Time 1 Sir

  • 3 lbs Tri tip steak
  • 3 tbsp Salt & Pepper mix
  • 1 French bread baguette
  • 2 Yellow onion
  • 1/2 stick Unsalted butter
  • 1 Head of garlic
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1/4 cup Mayo
  • 1/4 cup Sour cream
  • Start by coating the tri tip with a little bit of olive oil as the binder and season with salt and pepper.

  • On a sheet of foil, place an entire head of garlic and drizzle some olive oil and sprinkle salt. Close it by twisting the top of the foil and place it on the grill.

  • First place the tri tip on the indirect side at 250 degrees for approximately 1 hour or until it reaches 120 degrees internally.

  • Next, increase the temperature of the grill to high heat at 500 degrees, and sear the steak for 2 minutes per side.

  • For the perfectly sautéed onions, slice up a yellow onion and throw them in a large saucepan with a stick of butter and cook over low heat. Mix occasionally to prevent onions from burning or sticking to the bottom of the pan.

  • For the mayo spread, in a mixing bowl, add mayo, sour cream and squeezed out roasted garlic. Mix the ingredients together and spread over a toasted French bread.

  • Add some sliced ​​grilled tri tip, some sautéed onions and this sandwich is ready to eat.

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