I am probably the only person in a BBQ contest who will actually post her recipe. My Award Winning Grilled Tri-Tip Recipe won 2nd place at the 2014 Silicon Valley KCBS Backyard BBQ Competition. The tri-tip was very tender, juicy, and full of flavor.
The key to this really is the butter. Sometimes a dry rub leaves excess seasoning on the roast which can be a bit much. The butter helps remove loose seasoning and adds just that extra ‘umph’ needed for an amazing slice of meat.
These are the scores given to me by the judges (as you can see, a perfect score by one judge). There were 3 competition judges and 3 guest VIP judges:
Judge 1: 9-8-8: 32.5600
Judge 2: 7-6-6: 24.5600
Judge 3: 7-7-7: 28.0000
Judge 4: 7-7-8: 29.1428
Judge 5: 9-9-8: 34.8572
Judge 6: 9-9-9: 36.0000
So, here it is, no secrets here!