Parmesan Crusted Tri Tip Roast


The tri tip is a beautiful and delicious piece of beef. It can be used for many dishes like, pulled beef, brisket style BBQ or like we use it in this case a roast. With a delicious crust, a crunchy salted fat cap and perfect cooked beef on the inside this dish will make you smile.

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Resting time 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, American Barbecue
Servings 4 people
Calories 940 kcal


  • 1,5 kg Tri Tip with fat cap
  • 3 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 100 gram fine grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 125 ml fine chopped parsley about a handful
  • 75 ml fine chopped sage
  • 25 ml fine chopped thyme
  • 1 Zest of a lemon
  • 125 ml breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 tbsp fine salt
  • 1 tbsp light sea salt fleur de sel
  • 1 tsp fine ground white penja pepper
  • 75 ml Extra Virgin Olive oil


  • Score the fat cap of the tri tip and season it with the light sea salt
  • Rub the meat side with mustard
  • Create a herb mixture for the crust by mixing the parmesan cheese, sage, thyme, lemon zest, breadcrumbs, fine salt, pepper and olive oil.
  • Rub the mixture over the mustard until you have a sticky crust.
  • Fire up your Burnhard smoker with a pecan or hickory pellet mixture. Set it to smoke at a temperature of 160°C/320°F.°
  • Place the tri tip in with the fat cap facing down. The fat will protect the meat from drying out and turn nice and crispy as it renders out.
  • When the tri tip has reached a core temperature of 54°C/130°F, take it off and let it rest for around 10 minutes.
  • Your Trip tip roast is ready to be sliced.



Calories: 940kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 89gFat: 55gSaturated Fat: 17gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 29gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 266mgSodium: 3537mgPotassium: 1477mgFiber: 4gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 507IUVitamin C: 22mgCalcium: 445mgIron: 9mg
Keyword Beef roast, Cheese, parmesan, Roast, roasted, Tri-tip
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