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Easy Tri-Tip Sandwich (Mike’s Grill Copycat)

bbq barbeque grilled tri tip beef sandwich ( copycat mike's grill recipe) in fresno co copycat. Served with a side of baked beans.
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This easy Tri-Tip Sandwich recipe is inspired by the popular tri-tip sandwich at Mike’s Grill in Fresno, CA. It features tender grilled tri-tips sandwiched between two slices of buttery and toasty bread paired with mouthwatering BBQ sauce. A delicious recipe everyone will talk about for days!

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What You Need to Make Tri Tip Sandwich

For the Tri-Tip:

For the Sandwich:

  • 2 crusty bread, grilled (you can use french bread or ciabatta roll)
  • Garlic butter
  • extra barbeque sauce, optional

Can I Make Tri-Tip Sandwiches Ahead of Time?

While freezing assembled tri-tip sandwiches will leave them soggy and not delicious, you absolutely freeze the cooked tri-tip by itself. Just follow the instructions up to the step of slicing the tri-tip, then freeze portions in a freezer-safe bag or wrap it tightly in plastic wrap for up to 3 months.

Alternatively, you can also refrigerate the tri-tip in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.

When ready to eat, you can heat the tri-tip in the oven at 325˚F until the beef is heated through. Then you can assemble the tri tip sandwiches fresh.

How to Make Tri Tip Sandwich

  1. In a small bowl, add salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, and red pepper flakes. Mix to combine, then dry rub the spice mixture over the tri-tip.
  2. Wrap the dry-rubbed tri-tip and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Preheat grill to 400F. Brush with the melted butter, then sear on both sides.
  4. Lower the grill to 350˚F and generously baste the entire tri-tip with barbeque sauce. Close grill lid and cook for 25-30 minutes (to your preferred doneness), flipping every 5 minutes.
  5. Once done, turn off the grill and transfer the meat to a cutting board too cool for 5 minutes, then slice the tri-tip into thin slices, about 1/3 inch thick.
  6. Assemble the tri-tip sandwich by generously spreading garlic butter on your grilled crusty bread. Stuff the slices of tri tip on each sandwich and slather extra barbeque sauce. ENJOY!

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bbq barbeque grilled tri tip beef sandwich ( copycat mike's grill recipe) in fresno co copycat. Served with a side of baked beans.

Easy Tri-Tip Sandwich (Mike’s Grill Copycat)

DWELL by Michelle
This easy Tri-Tip Sandwich recipe is inspired by the popular tri-tip sandwich at Mike's Grill in Fresno, CA. It features tender grilled tri-tips sandwiched between two slices of buttery and toasty bread paired with mouthwatering BBQ sauce. A delicious recipe everyone will talk about for days!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Marinating Time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2 sandwiches
Calories 542 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the Tri-Tip:

For the Sandwich:

  • 2 crusty bread , grilled
  • Garlic butter
  • extra barbeque sauce , optional

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl, add salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, and red pepper flakes. Mix to combine, then rub the spice mixture over the tri-tip.
  • Wrap the dry-rubbed tri-tip and refrigerate overnight.
  • Preheat grill to 400F. Brush with the melted butter, then sear on both sides.
  • Lower the grill to 350˚F and generously baste the entire tri-tip with barbeque sauce. Close grill lid and cook for 25-30 minutes (to your preferred doneness), flipping every 5 minutes.
  • Once done, turn off the grill and transfer the meat to a cutting board to cool for 5 minutes, then slice the tri-tip thinly, about 1/3 inch thick.
  • Assemble the tri-tip sandwich by generously spreading garlic butter on your grilled crusty bread. Stuff the slices of tri tip on each sandwich and slather extra barbeque sauce. ENJOY!

Nutrition

Calories: 542kcal
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