Is there anything more mouth-watering than a grilled beef sandwich? What about if it was a tri-tip sandwich? Now we’re talking!
The number of recipes out there for tri-tip sandwiches speaks for itself. There really is no better filling if you’re in the mood for a steak sandwich!
We have sifted through all the tri tip sandwich recipes out there to bring you 28 of the best! If you’re a fan of decadent, mouthwatering sandwiches then these recipes are sure to whet your appetite and get you inspired.
What Is Tri Tip?
The tri-tip is so named because it is a triangular cut of sirloin beef. Tri-tip is commonly enjoyed as a steak, but is also found in Santa Maria-style barbecue and in chili con carne recipes.
It also makes for a beautiful sandwich, particularly when it’s combined with cheese and onions.
1. Grilled Tri Tip Sandwich
First up, we have a simple and delicious recipe that is guaranteed to result in a tender tri-tip sandwich.
It combines grilled beef with caramelized red onions and horseradish with grilled beef and cheese, and is topped with a crusty ciabatta roll.
If you’re in the mood for a juicy tri-tip sandwich, then look no further than this grilled tri-tip sandwich.
2. Tri Tip Cheese Steak Sandwich
Made by drenching tri-tip with provolone cheese, garlic powder and yellow onion, this is the ultimate decadent sandwich.
3. Tri Tip And Caramelized Onion Sandwiches With Mustard Aioli
This recipe puts a unique twist on the standard tri tip sandwich. It combines succulent tri tip with cheese and caramelized onions, as well as a tasty mustard aioli.
4. Smoked Tri Tip Sandwich
Smoking your meat takes the flavor of your sandwich to new levels! This sandwich is ideal for hot summer barbecues, and calls for tri-tip beef, toasted buns, and provolone cheese.
5. Smoked Tri Tip Sandwich With Chimichurri Sauce
Another unique take on the standard tri tip sandwich, this recipe calls for slathering the tri tip steak in a herby, flavorful chimichurri sauce.
6. Cheesy Tri Tip Steak Sandwiches
This mouthwatering take on the traditional tri tip sandwich combines succulent tri tip steak with generous helpings of cheese, a floral yum yum sauce and kimchi. Asian flavors and tri tip steak? Yes please!
7. Santa Maria Tri Tip Sandwiches
Sometimes less is more for a truly hearty plate of food, and this Santa Maria tri tip sandwich is no exception.
With generous helpings of tri tip steak, garlic, onions, and a variety of spices, this is a delicious sandwich you’re going to want to make again and again.
8. Grilled Tri Tip Steak Sandwich
This mouth-watering sandwich combines thin slices of charred tri tip beef with cilantro, creamy cheese, red onions, and a deliciously sweet tomato jam.
9. Seared Tri Tip Slider
If you’re in the mood for a light tri tip sandwich, then this is the recipe for you! Seared, succulent tri tip beef is draped with watercress and Roma tomatoes in a crunchy bun.
10. Oven-Roasted Tri Tip Sandwich With Spicy Asian Slaw
Another Asian take on a tri tip sandwich! With a spicy Asian inspired slaw and a smoky sriracha sauce, this sandwich makes for one mouthwatering and satisfying lunch.
11. Tri Tip Sandwich With Roasted Garlic Mayo And Pickled Onion
This sandwich couldn’t be simpler, just drape creamy mayonnaise, fresh rocket and pickled red onions over thin slices of tri tip beef.
12. Grilled Steak Tri Tip Sandwiches
This tender, succulent sandwich is bursting with herbs and spices, which gives the sandwich an incredible aroma and rich flavor.
13. Slow Cooker Tri Tip French Dip Sandwiches
Filled with garlic, onions, and mouthwatering herbs, this sandwich is the perfect dinner to enjoy after a long, hard day.
14. Tri Tip Sandwich From Savor The Best
This sandwich tops tri tip beef with chipotle aioli, fried bell peppers and Gouda cheese, that is all cushioned in a hoagie roll.
15. Tri Tip Sandwiches With Caramelized Onions And Horseradish Cream
For the most decadent sandwich possible, look no further than this tri tip sandwich!
It’s a vibrant combination of tri tip beef, melted cheese, horseradish cream, and caramelized onions, all housed in a crusty roll.
16. Tri Tip Sandwich By Pitchfork Foodie Farms
Think sandwiches are boring? Well, we’re sure this tri tip sandwich will make you think again!
With tri tip beef, lettuce, melted cheese and tomato this sandwich is delightfully crispy, fresh, and delicious.
17. Tri Tip Steak Sandwich
This beautiful sandwich contains succulent tri tip beef, aromatic smoked paprika aioli, and provolone cheese.
18. Slow Cooker Tri Tip Sandwiches
If you love cooking in a slow cooker, then why not give this recipe a try? It’s packed with shredded beef, melted cheese, and a sweet BBQ sauce. Yum!
19. Grilled Tri Tip Sandwiches
If you like your sandwiches to be a little spicy, then you’re going to love this recipe.
Coat your tri tip beef with a rub made of chili powder, cumin, Dijon mustard, pepper, and paprika for a sandwich that is aromatic, tasty, and hot!
20. Easy Tri Tip Sandwich (Mike’s Grill Copycat)
This simple tri tip sandwich is a copycat of a beloved tri tip sandwich found at Mike’s Grill in Fresno, California.
Grilled, tender tri tip slices are placed between two slices of toasted, buttery bread and coated in a delicious barbecue sauce. Make this at your next barbecue and it’s certain to go down a treat!
21. Leftover Tri Tip Roast Sandwich
This mouthwatering tri tip sandwich will be an excellent addition to your summer cookouts.
It combines thin tri tip slices with fresh arugula, grilled onions, peppers, and a tangy horseradish sauce. It’s all finished off with ciabatta bread.
22. Smoked Tri Tip Sandwich With Chimichurri Sauce
This smoky tri tip sandwich can be made into a hefty sandwich, into manageable sliders if you’re feeding a crowd, and a great leftover solution.
Just cook up the beef, cut into slices, and add a herby, zesty chimichurri sauce. Add some onions and greens and you’re left with a delicious, toasty tri tip sandwich.
23. Tri Tip Steak Sandwich From The Today Show
The tri tip is one of the most versatile and tasty cuts of meat, and it really shines with a good dry rub, sweet caramelized onions, and the distinct heat of horseradish sauce.
24. Grilled Tri Tip Sandwich From BBQing With Nolan
If you’re a fan of beef, then this grilled tri tip sandwich is going to be your new favorite.
When cooked correctly, tri tip is a truly special cut of beef that is packed with flavor, and this recipe proves it.
25. Leftover Tri Tip Sandwiches With Caramelized Onions
Do you have leftover tri tip beef and are not sure what to do with it? Why not make this delicious sandwich?
These sliders feature thin slices of tri tip beef, pepper jack cheese, and caramelized onions, and are coated in garlic butter.
26. Quick And Easy Italian Tri Tip Sandwich
This loaded Italian tri tip sandwich is probably one of the most satisfying sandwiches you’ll ever eat!
Pile toasted ciabatta bread with thin slices of steak, fresh pesto and spinach, melted provolone, and roasted bell peppers. This all makes for a perfectly balanced sandwich that is savory yet fresh.
27. Tri Tip Sandwich With Roasted Red Bell Pepper
Combining savory tri tip beef with bell peppers and onion makes for a truly fantastic combination of flavors.
28. Tri Tip Sandwich By Kent Rollins
Tri tip is particularly popular on the west coast of the US, although its popularity is spreading further afield.
This is an excellent cut of beef to smoke and add to a sandwich with a creamy, tasty sauce, and this recipe proves it! This sandwich is sure to be a staple in your usual barbecue spread.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Should You Cut A Tri Tip For Sandwiches?
The correct way to cut tri tip is to slice the meat against the grain, which runs radially from the opposite corner of the crook in the meat.
This means you need to cut the piece in two from corner to crook before slicing each individual piece.
Can You Cook Tri Tip Steak Ahead Of Time When Making A Tri Tip Sandwich?
If you would like to save time, then you absolutely can cook your tri tip steak two days ahead of time.
Although some people like their steaks well done, we advise undercooking the steak slightly if you’re cooking the steak in advance, as when it is reheated it might cook a bit more.
To reheat tri tip steak, place it in the oven for 10-15 minutes, and let it rest before slicing the steak and placing it in your sandwich. Or, you can slice the steak and then grill them on the skillet.
What Are The Best Additions To A Tri Tip Sandwich?
We recommend drizzling garlic butter on your bread before toasting. Fresh horseradish sauce or aioli, and regular mayonnaise are popular condiments for tri tip sandwiches.
We hope our recipes have inspired you to take your leftover tri tip beef and turn them into delicious, mouthwatering sandwiches!
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