Tri-Tip Sandwich

This Delicious Tri-Tip Sandwich is the best way to use up your leftover Tri-Tip. The secret sauce is a must with these sandwiches!

tri tip sandwich

I had some leftover Tri-Tip and decided to make these delicious sandwiches. Super easy to make especially when you have a bunch of leftover tri-tip you want to use up.

tri tip sandwich
Tri-Tip Sandwich with Secret Sauce and Pickled Red Onions

As with most sandwich recipes, none of what I put on the recipe card is written in stone. Feel free to mix things up to your liking.

For example, you can use a different kind of bread or not use the secret sauce at all and substitute for some BBQ Sauce.

Tri-Tip is a triangular-shaped piece of beef located at the bottom of the sirloin region of the cow. It’s pretty lean but has just enough fat to keep it juicy and flavorful during cooking.

This cut of meat gained popularity in California during the 1950s and is now a favorite across the US and probably a few other countries.

tri tip sandwich

The secret sauce I am including on the recipe card was inspired by Celebrity Pitmaster Kent Rollins. I say inspired because I took some liberties to tweak the quantities to my liking.

Feel free to do the same. It’s an awesome sauce that pairs well with this tri-tip sandwich.

secret sauce for tri-tip sandwich
Secret Sauce from Kent Rollins

When it comes to re-heating the tri-tip, assuming you want to re-heat it, I would suggest putting it in a toaster oven for 7-10 minutes at 325°F until it reaches your desired temperature.

As a last resort, you can also reheat the meat in the microwave. I personally try to avoid using the microwave as much as possible but use what you got!

tri tip sandwich

You will need the following ingredients to make this Tri-Tip Sandwich recipe. For ingredient amounts please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  • Tri-Tip
  • Ciabatta Rolls
  • Mayonnaise
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Horseradish Sauce
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Honey
  • Sour Cream
  • Ground Black Pepper

Optional toppings include: Leaf Lettuce, Baby Arugula, Pickled Red Onions and Sliced Cheese.

  1. In a small bowl whisk all the special secret sauce ingredients together.
  2. Let the sauce sit for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator. This will allow all the flavors to meld. You can use it immediately, but the longer you let it sit in the refrigerator, the more flavorful it will be.
  1. If desired, toast the bread. Place approximately 4 ounces of sliced Tri-Tip on the bottom half of the bun.
  2. Top the Tri-Tip with some secret sauce. Garnish with your favorite toppings like pickled red onions, lettuce and sliced cheese.

Printable Recipe Card

tri tip sandwich

Tri-Tip Sandwich

This Delicious Tri-Tip Sandwich is the best way to use up your leftover Tri-Tip. The secret sauce is a must with these sandwiches!
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course Sandwiches & Wraps
Cuisine American
Servings 2 sandwiches
Calories 630 kcal

Equipment

  • Bowl for Mixing

Ingredients
 

  • 8 oz Tri-Tip, sliced
  • 2 Ciabatta Rolls
Secret Sauce
  • ½ Cup Mayonnaise
  • Cup Worcestershire Sauce
  • Cup Horseradish Sauce
  • ¼ Cup Garlic Cloves, minced
  • ¼ Cup Honey
  • ¼ Cup Sour Cream
  • 2 Tbsp Ground Black Pepper
Toppings (optional)
  • Secret Sauce, or BBQ Sauce
  • Leaf Lettuce, or Baby Arugula
  • Pickled Red Onions
  • Sliced Cheese, your choice

Instructions
 

Make the Secret Sauce
  • In a small bowl whisk all the special secret sauce ingredients together.
  • Let the sauce sit for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator. This will allow all the flavors to meld. You can use it immediately, but the longer you let it sit in the refrigerator, the more flavorful it will be.
Make the Sandwich
  • If desired, toast the bread. Place approximately 4 ounces of sliced Tri-Tip on the bottom half of the bun.
  • Top the Tri-Tip with some secret sauce. Garnish with your favorite toppings like pickled red onions, lettuce and sliced cheese.

Nutrition

Calories: 630kcalCarbohydrates: 55gProtein: 30gFat: 33gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 13gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 93mgSodium: 881mgPotassium: 688mgFiber: 2gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 127IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 105mgIron: 3mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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  1. Catherine says:

    This Tri-Tip is to die for. So tasty, and the ideal meat for sandwiches. My family just loved it.