SousVide Supreme Tri Tip

Have you ever realized that the hardest pills to swallow in life are your own? I have to admit, for some reason a lot of people come to me for advice, and I love it. I love that people feel comfortable enough with me to share their personal experiences and ask for advice. I have been through some serious bumpy times in my life so I have the ability to relate on so many levels with people who come to me. I feel so empowered and useful when I am able to say or do something to profoundly impact the outcome of a bad situation. With that being said, one thing I have learned this week is that I AM HORRIBLE at taking my own advice, and it is a hard pill to swallow. I swear that in the past 7 days I have done the exact opposite in every hard situation of what I advise people to do. I feel like such a big hypocrite, and I am going to work on fixing it.
I am doing my best to make sure I keep the undertone of this post as positive as possible. That is why I am writing this tonight, Tuesday if you are wondering. If I had written this yesterday my keyboard would have stopped working from the river flowing through it, and I am pretty sure you would have been disgusted by the continuous snot dripping from my nose. That paired with the inflections in my grammar of me hyperventilating, it would have driven you nuts. Normally I don't let things get me down or affect me emotionally, but after the car accident and with the emotional side effects of the medications, I lost it after some small things during my week. The accident was the start, then the rental car broke down, then my iPhone got smashed, then I got my first speeding ticket in over 10 years, then I had some issues at work, all while trying to do 2 assignments for college and keep my website updated while juggling tons of ideas on how I want to make this website better for all of you to enjoy. Oh yea and I forgot, finishing my photography website with a few other projects.

I am by no means complaining. I realize I voluntarily bring all of this on myself and it is because I think I somehow love organized chaos. Probably due to the instability I experienced my whole life up until the military, where it became the exact opposite. I actually get nervous when things are calm and easy because I have never had anything that way in my young life so when that time comes, I freak out and make things worse than they are. Some sort of obsessive, mild-overreacting. Oh, and btw I just realized my first assignment this week for college was a self assessment and apparently I paid attention since I am ripping myself apart right now and peeling back way more layers than a recipe requires, sorry about that. I just needed to vent, and I appreciate all the support you all have always given me so I decided to have diarrhea of the mouth, or fingers, on here. So thank you for always being so supportive.
So I promise I am going to slow down on my pity party and get to food now. So if you haven't noticed from the pictures, I finally got a [amazon_link id="B004YG1PX2" target="_blank" ]SousVide Supreme[/amazon_link] after watching my amazing friend Nom Nom Paleo rave about them forever. This thing is truly revolutionary and a life saver. It makes meal prep and meal planning the easiest thing I have ever done. And yes the food is cooked in plastic but that issue has already been addressed, once again by the amazing Nom Nom Paleo HERE, so I won't rehash it. And if you don't want to dish out the [amazon_link id="B004YG1PX2" target="_blank" ]BEST INVESTMENT[/amazon_link] you will ever make in your kitchen, in the notes section of the recipe below I linked on how to build your own.
If you are still reading this, I just wanted to say thank you one more time. I feel like each and every one of you cares for me like I am family and have read enough about my life to understand what I am going through. I feel comfortable confessing to my Macbook and publishing this to you, and that is comforting. I try my best to foster the best environment for everyone and pump as much positive Karma into this world as possible. Now I am just hoping that for once some gets pumped back to me. I will not keep my head down. I will not be defeated. I WILL find a way to learn from this and help others. I just had a few off days and I am working to get back on track. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Now go enjoy this delicious Tri Tip.
4.7 from 3 reviews
Sous Vide Tri Tip
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Serves: 6
SousVide Supreme
  1. Preheat your [amazon_link id="B004YG1PX2" target="_blank" ]SousVide Supreme[/amazon_link] water bath to 134 degrees fahrenheit
  2. Pat dry your tri tip and use one tablespoon of mustard on each side of the tri tip and spread it around to ensure an even coating
  3. Generously sprinkle your caveman rub over your entire tri tip
  4. Place your tri tip in a [amazon_link id="B0047EO6JG" target="_blank" ]vacuum seal bag[/amazon_link], add your grass-fed butter, then vacuum seal
  5. Submerge your tri tip in the water bath for a minimum of two hours but you can leave it up to six with no issues
  6. Once removed, pat dry your tri tip and heat a [amazon_link id="B00006JSUB" target="_blank" ]cast iron skillet[/amazon_link] on your stove top or your [amazon_link id="B002M9IZW2" target="_blank" ]grill[/amazon_link] to high heat (either works, just need high heat for a quick sear)
  7. Sear each side of your tri tip for approximately two minutes
  8. Remove from the pan or the grill and slice against the grain
  9. Serve with a hefty amount of beasty bbq sauce and enjoy
  1. Allow your tri tip to come to room temperature
  2. Prepare your [amazon_link id="B002M9IZW2" target="_blank" ]grill[/amazon_link] for indirect heat cooking at 400 degrees fahrenheit
  3. Pat dry your tri tip and use one tablespoon of mustard on each side of the tri tip and spread it around to ensure an even coating
  4. Generously sprinkle your caveman rub over your entire tri tip
  5. Place your tri tip fat side up over the cooler side of the grill so you can avoid flare ups when the fat drips
  6. Grill for 10-15 minutes per side with the lid CLOSED and only flipping ONCE
  7. I recommend using a [amazon_link id="B000P6FLOY" target="_blank" ]meat thermometer[/amazon_link] here so you can get the perfect temperature
  8. Pull your meat off when it is about 5 degrees cooler than your desired temperature
  9. Place it on your [amazon_link id="B000A389NC" target="_blank" ]cutting board[/amazon_link] on a plate and tent with aluminum foil for 10 minutes so it will continue to cook and lock in the flavors
  10. Slice it against the grain and serve with a hefty portion of beasty bbq sauce
If you do not have a [amazon_link id="B004YG1PX2" target="_blank" ]SousVide Supreme[/amazon_link], fear not, you can MAKE YOUR OWN HERE, HERE, HERE, or you can [amazon_link id="B004YG1PX2" target="_blank" ]BUY YOUR OWN HERE[/amazon_link]


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  1. Can’t wait to make this. Husband and kids gifted me with a sous vide supreme a few months ago, and I’m always on the prowl for new recipes. :-)

  2. real people are vulnerable… vulnerability is attractive. keep the realness coming – i enjoy your posts, recipes and photography! now, can you gift me a Sous Vide? :)

  3. George, you are so amazing. The list would be endless from what I have seen. Paying it forward, your great service to our country, your AMAZING recipes, your GREAT photography, your beautiful soul…oh I just don’t have the energy to list all of the wonderful attributes that I know about you from watching your posts over the last year. I hope to someday meet you because I find you inspirational. I do however believe that you have a lot going on. A car accident can lead to health issues to deal with (I did so for over a year after being rear-ended) and with all your wonderful goings on that you need to make sure and take care of yourself. That is the one great thing I have learned, take care of self. It’s also the hardest lesson and the one I am the least capable of doing (I have a lot of issues with it). lol! I know you can though. You have done a great job! Have a great evening George! :-)

  4. George….
    Publishing your struggles allows the rest of us to know that you are human. You put your proverbial pants on one leg at a time, just like the rest of us. It’s of comfort to know that life isn’t always rosey and hearing with how you are dealing with the challenges that are presented to you right now with grace and decorum is uplifting to say the least. If you only wrote about how wonderful everything is, how perfect things are, then I personally would have a much harder time following this blog. Perfection is a facade, real life is what happens to all of us… the good, bad and the ugly. Please keep up the good work, but remember to TAKE CARE OF YOU!.

  5. George, I only just discovered you through the paleo parents website. I bought your book and I am cooking up a storm ever since. My kids loved the banana cinnamon swirl cake! I took a look at your photography site and I have to say: you are truly one heck of a talented guy.
    Thanks for your amazing recipes and I hope things are getting better for you soon…
    BTW, I am reading your blog from Germany:)

  6. I think it’s wonderful that you feel you can vent freely to your readership. Speaking for myself, I feel you’ve shared so much and your little lifesaver recipes have played such a significant role in my graduate school survival that I do feel as if we’ve been speaking this entire time (even if it’s entirely one-sided, and I’m just the weirdo reader on the other side of the computer screen). No one will ever begrudge you a long rant if you’ve had a bad day– or, rather, what it sounds like, a trying couple of weeks. You’ve been a generous, open resource and have more than earned the right to gripe a bit (which you didn’t even do– learn to whine properly, damn it ;) ). Anyway… I do hope things improve for you soon. The recipe looks delicious. You’ve convinced me– someday, I will save up enough to invest in a sous vide. Until then, I’ll placate myself with cooking vicariously through you and Nom Nom ;)

  7. George, you have helped so many of us- I’m sure I can speak for us all by saying that we are sending all of the positive karma possible your way. XOXO from the Paleo community

  8. George, i’m not new to paleo, but i’m new to your site. IT’S SUPER AMAZING!! You have so much talent and knowledge to share with the world. Life is fraught with set backs, that’s how we learn. Don’t let life get you down right now. You were alive this morning and you have the ability to move and go explore the world. Do just that!! Everything will right itself eventually, that’s how karma works. You have to go through the bad to truly appreciate the good. Meanwhile it’s healthy to vent;) we’re all pulling for you and i think we all can relate with a crappy week<3

    the links to how to make your own and the addition two 'here's' don't work!!

  9. Hey George, thanks so much for sharing. You are loved, cared, and appreciated by many. On an off note, none of the links are working now on this page. Not sure if others have had the same problem.

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