Tri Tip with Chimichurri Sauce

The Best Tri Tip

If you’re looking for an easy yet amazing Tri Tip recipe, you’ve come to the right place.  This steak is marinated with a rub seasoning, I use on my Texas Style Brisket, with one other secret ingredient that will surprise you.  Plus, it’s topped off with a Chimichurri Sauce that is, out of this world, incredible.  So you get one of the most tender and juicy beef steaks, that is seasoned and seared on the grill and baked to perfection, with one of the best meat condiments ever created.

Cooking a Tri Tip Perfectly

One of the main secrets to a great Tri Tip is locking in the juice with a sear and cooking low and slow.  That means paying real close attention to the internal temperature while it grills, smokes or bakes.  In this recipe I use both the grill and the oven to get the temperature I want.  And since my personal tastes fall into the “medium rare” category, my target temp is around 130 degrees Fahrenheit.  Using an external meat thermometer helps meat get there perfectly because I can monitor the temp, outside of the oven, with out disturbing the cooking process by opening and closing the door.  And this can be done with grills and smokers as well.  So once you’ve decided your preferred cooking method of choice, you can set it and forget it.

Tri Tip Ingredients

1 Trip Tip Steak 3 to 4 lbs.
Salt and Pepper to taste

Brisket Rub
1/2 cup Smoked Paprika
2 tbsp Kosher Salt
2 tbsp Black Pepper
2 tbsp Sugar
1 tbsp Chili Powder
1 tbsp Cumin
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp Onion Powder

Mix 3 parts Brisket Rub with 1 part Coffee grains.
Click Here for Chimichurri recipe.

Follow the instructions in the Tri Tip video tutorial.

Roast Beef Stroganoff

Roast Beef StroganoffBack Burner Beef Stroganoff!

For me, Beef Stroganoff is one of those recipes I rarely think I want until I’m actually enjoying a plate of it.  I always forget just how good it is until I’m stuffing my face and going back for seconds.  The way I did this recipe isn’t exactly normal practice.  And I mean that in two different ways.  Usually the beef is combined and cooked into the Stroganoff but I don’t do it that way in this recipe.  Also, most home cooks have not adopted Restaurant Chef Techniques and those are the secrets I try to pass on to you here in the Poor Man’s Gourmet Kitchen.

Roast Beef for StroganoffOne Particular technique I’m referring to is cooking things separately.  Have you ever wondered why your favorite restaurant dishes are so resilient and full of flavor?  Well, that’s why.  A lot of things that compliment each other are cooked separately.  A great example is Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo.  The Noodles are seasoned and Cooked separately, and so is the Chicken and the sauce.  That’s why it works wonders on your Pallet when they’re combined and they compliment each other, or the dish would never work.  And that’s the idea and Technique I implement in this recipe.  I insure that it works when I cook the Roast Beef separately because I use the stock from the roast as the flavor when I cook the Beef Stroganoff Noodles.  This one concept, this one little lesson has turned “okay” cooks into great cooks over night.  So use this technique in your cooking, if you don’t already, and you’ll improve your cooking 100%

Beef Stroganoff Ingredients:

2 cups Egg Noodles
1 Sliced Onion (long slices)
10 oz sliced Portobello Mushrooms
2 chopped Green Onions
1 tbsp fresh chopped Parsley
1 chopped Garlic Clove
2 tbsp Butter
1 1/2 cups Beef Stock
1 cup Heavy Cream
3/4 cup Sour Cream
Salt and Pepper to taste
Oil for Cooking
1 Roast Beef (Click Here for Recipe)

Start with a few tbsp of oil, add the Garlic and Sliced Onion but save the Green Onion and Parsley for last.  Add and saute the Mushrooms until they turn color and soften.  Then add the Noodles and butter and stir until it melts.  Add the Beef Stock, Heavy cream and the Sour Cream.  Bring to a boil, then drop the heat to a simmer and reduce the liquid to a creamy sauce(about 10 minutes).  Then serve the Roast Beef Stroganoff with 8 to 10 oz of Roast Beef on top and enjoy.