Keys Ranch Apple Smoked Tri Tip

Try this apple-wood smoked tri-tip recipe with a unique balance of apple smoke sweetness and spicy pepper. In other words, this mouth-watering tri-tip is the perfect dinner for a family of four.

What is the tri-tip?
It’s a triangular cut of beef from the bottom of the sirloin. As a result, it’s named after the triangular shape with a tapered “tip.” Regardless of how it’s made, it’s one of the most flavorful cuts of beef. Follow the tri-tip recipe below and see for yourself.

A little about our beef:
The families of Painted Hills Natural Beef are ranchers in Wheeler County, Central Oregon. They raise cattle and steward the land in the shadow of the state’s famed Painted Hills for generations. While times have changed in the last two and a half decades, ranching the way nature intended has not. We’re proud to pasture raise our cattle without added hormones and no antibiotics. We raise a beef product for you as striking as the natural wonders it’s named after.

Above all, we thank you for trusting us to feed you and your loved ones. Of course, we’d love to see the finished recipe, and we hope you’ll tag us in a post on social media.

Recipe Level

Very Easy

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

01 hours 40 minutes




4 People



  • 1xPainted Hills Natural Beef tri tip
  • 1xtablespoons olive oil (2 if needed)
  • 1xsalt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat smoker to 225
  2. Use fruit wood chips, apple or cherry work best
  3. painted-hills-natural-beef-recipes-21 Rub tri tip with olive oil then season to your liking with salt and pepper
  4. phnb-recipies-2 Smoke for 80 mins
  5. Remove from smoker and wrap tri tip in foil
  6. let rest 15 mins
  7. phnb-recipies Finally, cut ¼” slices against the grain, and serve

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