Grilled Tri Tip with Cajun Butter

Cook Time

20 mins

Cooking Method






Prep Time

120 mins




4 tablespoons Beef & Brisket Rub

1/3 cup Brown Sugar

1 stick unsalted softened Butter

1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper

1 Garlic Clove, Minced

2 tablespoons Olive Oil

Juice from 1 orange

1 tbsp Paprika, Powder

1/3 cup Soy Sauce

3 - 4 pounds trimmed Tri Tip Roast

2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce

Cooking Instructions

There’s nothing better than a juicy, tender steak. This delicious, Grilled Tri Tip with Cajun Butter will be an instant favorite. If you’re craving beef with some classic Cajun spices, then this recipe will not disappoint. Easy to prepare and cook, use the reverse sear method to lock in the natural juices of the meat.

  1. Add the brown sugar, orange juice, Worcestershire sauce, minced garlic and soy sauce to a resealable plastic bag. Add the tri tip to the bag, seal it, and massage the meat to help coat it evenly with the marinade. Place the bag in the refrigerator and allow the tri tip to marinate for 2 hours.
  2. Remove the bag from the refrigerator and drain the marinade. Remove the steak from the bag and pat dry with paper towels.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, combine the softened butter with 2 tablespoons of Beef & Brisket Seasoning, paprika, and cayenne. Mix the butter until well combined. Set aside.
  4. Rub the tri tip down with the olive oil and season generously with the remaining Beef & Brisket Seasoning.
  5. Fire up your Pit Boss Grill and set the temperature to 450°F. If you’re using a gas or charcoal grill, set it up for high heat. Insert a temperature probe into the thickest part of the steak and place it on the grill. Sear the tri tip on the grill for 3-5 minutes, then flip it and sear for another 3-5 minutes.
  6. Turn the temperature down to 250°F, then grill the tri tip for 15 more minutes until the internal temperature reaches 135°F.

Special Tools

  • Paper towel
  • Resealable plastic bag
  • Small Mixing Bowl
  • Temperature Probe
  • Tongs

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