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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




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!


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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