How To Make Tri-Tip Sandwiches At Home

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The recipe that I going to share today is for the Tri-Tip sandwiches. It is made with caramelized onions, melted cheese, and roasted Tri-Tip stacked between two thick slices of ciabatta.

Tri-Tip Sandwiches

Tri-tip is the 1.5-2.5 pounds of meat that comes from the bottom (tip) of the sirloin. It is also known by so many other names like California cut, Newport steak, sirloin tip, sirloin butt, culotte, bottom sirloin, top sirloin, and more. Tri-Tip is an excellent source of Niacin, Protein, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, and Zinc and a good Iron, Riboflavin, and Phosphorus source.

To make tri-tip sandwiches, mix paprika, cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper, white sugar, brown sugar, and cayenne pepper in a bowl. Apply it to the tri-tip and let it marinate for 3 hours. Then, make a tangy paste in a bowl. After that grill the tip and the bread from each side. Layer the tangy paste, tri-tip, provolone, arugula, and caramelized onion on the bread and serve.

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Tri-Tip Sandwiches recipe

Tri-Tip Sandwiches Recipe

The recipe that I going to share today is for the Tri-Tip sandwiches. It is made with caramelized onions, melted cheese, and roasted Tri-Tip stacked between two thick slices of ciabatta.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 3 hrs
Cook Time 10 mins
Garnishing Time 5 mins
Total Time 3 hrs 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 540 kcal


  • Grill


For the Tri-Tip

  • 2-3 pounds Trimmed Tri-Tip Roast
  • 1 Caramelized Onion
  • 1 tablespoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Chilli Powder
  • 2 tablespoons Ground Cumin
  • 2 tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons White Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Salt
  • ¼ cup Paprika

For the Sandwich

  • 1 loaf Ciabatta Bread
  • ½ cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 cup Arugula
  • 1 Lemon Juice
  • 2 tablespoons Mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon Rosemary (chopped)
  • 6-8 slices Provolone


  • In a bowl, paprika, cumin, chilli powder, salt, pepper, white sugar, brown sugar, and cayenne pepper. Apply it on both sides of tri-tip. Cover in cling wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours. (Refrigerate for about 3 days for intense flavours).
  • While the tri-tip marinates, blend lemon juice, mayonnaise, mustard, garlic, and rosemary in a bowl. Cover the tangy paste and refrigerate until needed.
  • Remove the tri-tip 1 hour prior to grilling it.
  • For grilling, preheat the grill to 500°F. Place tri-tip over direct heat for about 4 minutes on each side. Turn the burners to medium heat, close lid and cook for some time until internal temperature reaches 130°F to 140°F. Remove it from grill.
  • Let it rest for 10 minutes.
  • Slice the ciabatta into 1-inch slices and grill it in a little of the butter.
  • Layer one slice of ciabatta with the tangy paste, top it up with slices of tri-tip, provolone and arugula. 
  • Stack it up with caramelized onions and topping of your choice. Your juicy tri-tip sandwich is ready!


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Serving: 335g | Calories: 540kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 1630mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 135IU | Vitamin C: 22.5mg
Keyword American, American cuisine, Sandwiches, Tri-Tip Sandwiches
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