Tri-Tip Steak Sandwiches With Grilled Peppers And Onions

Grilled Tri-Tip with Peppers & Onions sandwichAs you know by now, I love to grill. Give me anything I food and I will figure out a way to grill it. Today we are going to make a Tri-Tip Steak Sandwich With Grilled Peppers And Onions. Tri Tip you say? Well tri-tip is a cut of beef from the bottom sirloin sub primal cut. It is a small triangular muscle, usually 1.5 to 2.5 lbs. (675 to 1,150g) per side of beef but that is not important right now (in my best Leslie Nielsen/Dr. Rumack voice – Airplane The Movie). It originated in the Santa Maria area of California and cut from the Bottom Sirloin of the cow.


2 lbs. Boneless Beef Tri Tip Roast
1 1/2 tbsp of your favorite Steak Seasonings and Rub (We like McCormicks Montreal Steak Grill Mates Seasoning)
1 large green bell pepper, seeded, cut in half
1 medium yellow bell pepper, seeded, cut in half
1 medium orange bell pepper, seeded cut in half
1 medium red bell pepper, seeded cut in half
2 medium onion, peeled, cut into thick slices
1/2 tbsp olive oil
Salt & pepper to taste


1. The night before grilling, rub your beef with your seasoning rub. Place in plastic wrap or a large baggie and place back in the refrigerator.
2. The next day, about 30 minutes before your ready to grill your beef, take it out of the refrigerator and let it rest at room temperature. In the mean time, rub some olive oil on your grill grates and set the heat to medium.
3. Place tri tip on grill, and cook over medium heat. After 5 minutes. flip the steak. Cook for 15 minutes, flip steak. Cook until internal temperature reaches 155 for medium or 160 for well done.
4. Place steak on a plate and let it rest for 5 minutes. Cut steak thin against the grain.
5. Place the onions and peppers on the grill along with any other vegetables you might like on the side with salt and pepper, if desired. Place vegetables over low/medium heat on the grill, and rotate every 5 minutes until lightly charred.
6. To make sandwich, place peppers, onions on the bottom roll, top with steak (and cheese if you like). Place in the broil and cook just until bread starts to turn lightly golden and cheese has softened, about 2 minutes. Top with barbecue sauce.

If you don’t have enough time to grill, and have a Tri Tip Grill near by that is the next best thing. Check out my The Foodie: Tri Tip Grill Review.

17 Comments Add yours

  1. Oh wow – that looks good. I’m not much of a steak eater, but we did steak kebobs for July 4th and I loved them – they were so good. I need to try the asparagus on the grill next.


  2. tara pittman says:

    I dont eat meat but those grilled veggies look awesome. My husband would love the steak though.


  3. prettyopinionated says:

    My boyfriend would love this! I didn’t know you could put steak on a sandwich.


  4. mommymellie says:

    This sounds delicious! I always forget to take my steak out of the refrigerator before cooking it – thanks for including that important step in the recipe. 🙂


  5. Melissa Smith says:

    Mmmmm, this is totally making my mouth water! Pinning for later! 🙂


  6. Holli Ann says:

    Not much compares to a good, juicy, grilled steak! That sounds delicious. 🙂


  7. Charity L. says:

    Don’t show that while I am hungry!! The meal looks delicious:)


  8. This sounds absolutely delicious!


    1. Glad to see that everyone is enjoying this!


  9. bonniegowen says:

    That looks fantastic! We love to grill as much as we can and sit outdoors and enjoy the weather. I know what we are having the next time we grill. =)


  10. That looks so delicious! Love grilled food.


  11. slocumfamily says:

    That looks so good! Love things cooked on the grill.


  12. I love grilling and do so many things like this. A little Wildtree Basil Pesto oil on the asparagus even adds more flavor.


    1. Nice addition to the asparagus. Yum


  13. geanine says:

    Now that looks yummy, what time is dinner? I know where you live! LOL


    1. Oh no. I plead the 5th.


  14. We are in total grill mode this Summer! Thank you for some food inspiration 🙂 Looks super yummy, healthy and so colorful!


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