Grilled Tri-Tip Sandwiches

Grilled Tri-Tip Sandwiches

Grilled Tri-Tip Sandwiches

10 mins
4 hrs
10 mins

Savor the rich flavors of our Grilled Tri-Tip Sandwich, a perfect harmony of spice-rubbed, tender tri-tip roast and zesty, homemade lemon-garlic aioli. Paired with crispy, grilled ciabatta, melted provolone, and fresh arugula, this sandwich elevates the classic barbecue experience. Ideal for grilling enthusiasts and sandwich lovers alike, it's a mouthwatering delight that combines succulent meat with vibrant, fresh accents. 


For the Tri-Tip

  • 1/4 cup paprika
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 2-3 pounds trimmed tri-tip roast

For the Sandwich

  • 1 loaf ciabatta bread
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon chopped rosemary
  • 6-8 slices provolone
  • 1 cup arugula


Step 1 Of 4
Mix paprika, salt, pepper, white sugar, brown sugar, cumin, chili powder, and cayenne pepper, and store the blend in a container. In another bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, garlic, and rosemary, then refrigerate until needed.
Generously season both sides of the tri-tip with the spice mix. Place it in a plastic bag and refrigerate for at least 3 hours. Take the tri-tip out of the refrigerator an hour before gril
Hot Tip
For more intense flavor, refrigerate up to 3 days.
Preheat the grill to 550°F on high. Sear the tri-tip over direct heat for 4 minutes on each side. Then, reduce the burners to 400F and continue grilling with the lid closed until the internal temperature is between 130°F and 140°F. Remove the tri-tip from
Cut ciabatta bread into 1-inch slices and grill them. If you like, lightly butter the bread slices before grilling for extra flavor. Slice the tri-tip against the grain into 1/4-inch to 1/2-inch slices. Spread aioli on the grilled ciabatta, then layer wit
Hot Tip
If desired, grill ciabatta with a little butter. Once sandwich is topped, you can melt the cheese by letting it sit on top grill rack.
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