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Smoked Tri-Tip

Smoked to tender perfection, our tri-tip is delicious served with Chipotle Guacamole and Green Rice (see related recipes at right).
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 120 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 1 beef tri-tip, about 2 lb.
  • 3 Tbs. coffee and spice rub
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Chipotle guacamole for serving
  • Green rice for serving


Rub the tri-tip on all sides with the coffee and spice rub. Place the meat in a sealable plastic bag, seal the bag and refrigerate for 8 to 12 hours.

Preheat an electric smoker to 225ºF.

Smoke the tri-tip according to the manufacturer's instructions until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the meat registers 130ºF for medium-rare, 2 to 3 hours, or until done to your liking.

Transfer the meat to a carving board, cover loosely with aluminum foil and let rest for 20 minutes. Thinly slice the meat across the grain and arrange on a warmed platter. Sprinkle the meat with sea salt. Serve warm with chipotle guacamole and green rice. Serves 6.
Williams-Sonoma Kitchen.