Santa Maria Tri-Tip Steak
Time: 1 hour 30 mins
1 Tri-tip steak (2-4 lbs)
2 tbsp Cajun Cleaver Rub
1. Pat the tri-tip dry using paper towels. Sprinkle the rub evenly over the steak, then let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes while you prep your grill.
2. To prep the grill, get one side hot while the other side cold, about 225-250 degrees on the cool side. This can be done by banking charcoal to one side, or turning off the burners on one half of your gas grill.
3. Place the steak on the cool side of the grill, and cook using indirect heat until it reaches an internal temperature of 110F, about 40 minutes. When it gets to temperature, move it to the hot side of the grill, cook for 5 minutes, then flip and cook for another 5 minutes. This will give you a nice crust on the steak. Pull the steak off the grill when it reaches an internal temperature of about 130-135F.
4. Let rest for 10 minutes then slice against the grain. Serve with its accumulated juices.