Monday, January 17, 2022

Reverse Seared Beef TriTip, Skillet Potatoes, and Roasted Broccoli with White Cheddar Beer Cheese Sauce

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This weekend, I fired up a couple of Big Green Eggs to make reverse-seared beef tri-tip, skillet roasted potatoes, and fire-roasted broccoli with white cheddar beer cheese sauce.

Certified Angus Beef tri-tip cooked on a Big Green Egg
Reverse-seared beef tri-tip, skillet roasted potatoes, and broccoli with white cheddar beer cheese sauce.

This isn't a recipe post, rather just a summary of the cook with lots of pictures. 

Certified Angus Beef Brand tri-tip from Food City
It all started when I saw this nicely marbled, Certified Angus Beef® Brand beef tri-tip at my Food City. I couldn't just leave it sitting there in the meat case, could I?

Christie Vanover's Bk Brisket rub from Spiceology
I gave the tri-tip a 24-hour dry-brine using Christie Vanover's Brisket Rub (Spiceology Bk) and Kinder's Master Salt (sea salt, garlic, butter). 
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How I dry brine a certified angus beef tri tip
I coated the roast all over with the seasoning, put it on a rack as shown, then covered it loosely with plastic, and put it in the fridge for 24 hours.

My setup for the Big Green Egg was simple. I did a basic indirect setup with a cast-iron plate setter and a Craycort cast iron grate.
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Thermoworks new Square DOT remote probe thermometer
If that thermometer looks familiar yet unfamiliar, that is because it is Thermoworks newest release - the Square DOT. I have a review coming up for this inexpensive, accurate, dual-probe remote thermometer.
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Skillet roasted potatoes on the Big Green Egg
For the skillet potatoes, I preheated Egg #2 and my 80-year-old Griswold skillet to 400°f. I tossed 12 ounces of quartered red bliss potatoes, 1/4 cup onion, 1/4 cup diced red bell pepper, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp Girl Carnivore's Over Easy, 1/4 tsp black pepper, and 1/4 tsp granulated garlic together in oil. I added that to the hot skillet and cooked it for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. 

Tri-Tip roasting on the Big Green Egg with a Thermoworks Square DOT
I cooked the roast until it hit an internal temperature of 123°f. 

Certified Angus Beef Tri-Tip resting before the sear
Resting the roast on a cooling rack. Note that this rack was washed and sanitized from when used with the raw beef.

Big Green Egg with Signals and Billows roasting potatoes and broccoli
When the roast was resting, I added a quarter sheet pan of broccoli to the Egg that was roasting the potatoes at 400°f. The setup for this Egg was an Adjustable Rig (Ceramic Grill Store), so I had an indirect setup with multiple tiers. I used the Thermoworks Signals and Billows to maintain the temperature at 400°f.
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Skillet roasted potatoes
The potatoes are done once they are crispy on all sides.

The broccoli took about 20-25 minutes until it was fork-tender. I also grilled lemon to squeeze over the broccoli. 

Recipe for white cheddar beer cheese
The white cheddar beer cheese was amazing on the broccoli....and potatoes.

White Cheddar Beer Cheese

Published 01/17/2022

This can be served warm as a delicious cheese sauce for potatoes or veggies OR you can allow it to cool and use it as a cheese dip or topper for burgers.


  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup light lager-style beer
  • 2 ounces white cheddar, shredded (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon Olde Virden's Red Hot Sprinkle
  • kosher salt to taste (1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon)


  1. Preheat a medium saucepot over medium heat. Add butter and stir to melt.
  2. Make a light roux by shaking in flour while continuously whisking and continue to whisk until the flour is combined and the roux is light blonde in color and smells nutty, 1-3 minutes.
  3. Slowly add the beer while continuously whisking until fully combined. Bring to a low simmer.
  4. Stir in the cheese in batches, waiting for the cheese to melt before adding the next bunch.
  5. Add the Olde Virden's Red Hot Sprinkle and allow to simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Taste for seasoning and add salt as desired.

Yield: 1 1/2 cups

Prep Time: 00 hrs. 05 mins.

Cook time: 00 hrs. 15 mins.

Total time: 20 mins.

Tags: cheese, sauce

searing a certified angus beef tritip roast on the Big Green Egg craycort grate
After the roast had rested and its internal temperature started to drop, I seared the roast for 1-2 minutes per side at 500°f. I got it a little darker than I wanted, but that's okay; I knew that was a risk using a rub with sugar in it.

Seared and ready for slicing.

Certified Angus Beef Tri-Tip reverse seared on the Big Green Egg
Sliced and absolutely delicious! 

Certified Angus Beef Brand tri tip roast
The roast was fantastic - flavorful crust, crispy texture on the outside, and buttery tender.

The whole meal was a huge hit.