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Tri Tip with Tomato Pepper Sauce
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Tri Tip with Tomato Pepper Sauce

Tri Tip with Tomato Pepper Sauce

Makes approx one 2 pound tri tip - This trip tip is crazy good by itself, but served with the tomato/pepper stuff...it’s insane.


  • One trip tip, 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 pounds
  • 1 tablespoon each: Kosher salt, ground pepper, cayenne, garlic powder, onion powder, dried oregano, dried rosemary and celery salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 green pasilla (poblano) pepper, diced
  • 1/2 large yellow onion, diced
  • 10 strips ready bacon, diced
  • 1 large garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 - 14oz can diced fire roasted tomatoes


  1. Remove tri tip from fridge 30 minutes before cooking, let come to room temperature
  2. Combine all herbs in a small bowl, mix well
  3. Rub oil into tri tip, then rub well with herb mix
  4. Cook over direct heat 4-5 minutes a side to sear, then move to indirect heat and continue cooking until 130 degrees for medium rare
  5. While it cooks, put one tablespoon of oil in a medium pan and add onion and diced pepper - cook until softened, about 5 minutes
  6. Add bacon, cook until a little crispy
  7. Then stir in garlic and cook about 30 seconds or until fragrant and add tomatoes
  8. Stir well, turn down and let simmer, about 10 minutes
  9. When beef is done, remove, cover with foil and let rest 10 minutes before slicing & serving with tomato/pepper sauce