The tri-tip is a triangular cut of beef that is usually taken from the bottom sirloin subprimal cut of the cow.
The cut of meat is often enjoyed as steaks, but it can also be found as a key ingredient in dishes such as Chilli con Carne and Santa Maria-style barbecue.
However, the meat is also delicious when used to fill a traditional tri-tip sandwich – where it is often paired with onions, cheese and various other ingredients.
I don’t think there’s anything better than a well-made grilled beef sandwich and tri-tip is the cut of meat you need for the job.
Currently, there are hundreds of tri-tip sandwich recipes that can be found online and it can be incredibly difficult trying to find the best one.
That is why I have compiled a list of the 22 most amazing tri-tip sandwich recipes, to help aid you in your decision.
So if you enjoy a decadent sandwich, take a look at the recipes down below and see which one calls to you the most. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
1. Grilled Tri-Tip Sandwiches (By SpoonForkBacon)
For the first entry, I have a delicious and simple recipe that promises to deliver a succulent tri-tip sandwich with every cooking session.
Combining the flavours of grilled beef and horseradish with caramelized red onions and cheese – this savoury recipe tops everything off by serving its delicious filling inside a crusty ciabatta roll.
So if you are craving a juicy beef sandwich, this recipe should be in your cookbook.
2. Grilled Tri-Tip Sandwiches (By Charbroil)
If you prefer to make your food on the spicier side of things, then this recipe is the one for you.
Made from tri-tip that has been rubbed with paprika, pepper, cumin, chilli powder and Dijon mustard – this sandwich packs a lot of aromatic flavours and textures into a very small package.
So if you want to feel the fire, this recipe could be the one you’re looking for.
3. Tri-Tip Cheese Steak Sandwich (By Dad With A Pan)
Is there anything better than a well-cooked steak that has been smothered in creamy cheese?
I don’t think so and it seems the next recipe would agree. Made from smothering succulent tri-tip with garlic powder, yellow onion and provolone cheese – this sandwich is the definition of decadent.
Give the recipe a go for yourself, and you’ll see what I mean.
4. Tri-Tip and Caramelized Onion Sandwiches with Mustard Aioli (By The Spruce Eats)
The next entry on the list puts a unique spin on the classic tri-tip sandwich recipe.
Made by combining juicy tri-tip with sweet caramelized onions and cheese, this recipe also adds a delicious mustard aioli into the mix.
Savoury and full of intoxicating flavours, this is one tri-tip sandwich you don’t want to miss.
5. Slow Cooker Tri-Tip Sandwiches (By Baking Mischief)
Do you own a slow cooker? Then I have the perfect recipe for you!
These sandwiches are brimming with shredded beef, runny cheese and a sweet barbecue sauce.
Served hot inside a crusty baguette, this sandwich is devilish and addictive.
6. Tri-Tip Steak Sandwich (By Culture Cheese)
Next, is a recipe that is bursting with new and exciting ingredients.
This attractive sandwich contains tender tri-tip, provolone cheese and pungent smoked paprika aioli.
What’s not to love?
7. Tri-Tip Sandwich With Chipotle Mayo (By The Food Nanny)
How about a tri-tip sandwich with a delicious Mexican twist?
Made from a savoury combination of tri-tip beef and provolone cheese – this recipe rounds everything up with a sweet and spicy chipotle mayonnaise.
Packed with flavour, this sandwich is easy to make and even easier to enjoy.
8. Tri-Tip Sandwich (By Pitchfork Foodie Farms)
Sandwiches are easy to make, so why not spruce them up with some exciting ingredients?
Featuring tri-tip beef, melted cheese, lettuce and a slice of tomato – this sandwich is fresh, crisp and amazing.
You don’t want to miss out on this one.
9. Smoked Tri-Tip Sandwich
Why not enhance the flavour of your sandwich by smoking the meat?
Perfect for barbecues in the summer, this recipe needs tri-tip beef, provolone cheese and toasted buns for the full effect.
So treat your family and friends by making this delicious sandwich today.
10. Tri-Tip Sandwiches With Caramelized Onions and Horseradish Cream (By Bill Baileys)
If you want a truly decadent sandwich, then this is the recipe for you.
Made from a rich combination of tri-tip beef, caramelized onions, horseradish cream and melted cheese – this delicious filling is then served in a crusty roll.
Bursting with heady flavours, this sandwich is even better when served with some salty fries.
11. Tri-Tip Sandwich (By Savor The Best)
How about a simple and traditional approach to the classic recipe?
This sandwich layers tri-tip beef with gouda cheese, fried bell peppers and chipotle aioli, before serving it all up inside a delicious hoagie roll.
Can you think of a better way to fill a sandwich? I didn’t think so!
12. Santa Maria Tri-Tip Sandwich (By Epicurus)
Santa Maria-style barbecue is simply delicious and it’s even better wedged inside a crusty bread roll.
Featuring layers of succulent tri-tip steak that has been drizzled in a sticky barbecue sauce, this sandwich is the perfect accompaniment to any summer’s day.
It also goes great with a refreshing coleslaw or potato salad.
13. Smoked Tri-Tip Sandwiches With Chimichurri Sauce (By Vindulge)
A unique twist of the traditional recipe, this sandwich contains tri-tip steak that has been smothered in a herby chimichurri sauce.
Made using parsley, shallots, garlic and lemon – this refreshing and powerful garnish blends beautifully with the succulent meat.
Creating a sandwich experience like no other!
14. Slow Cooker Tri-Tip French Dip Sandwiches (By Sarah’s Cucina Bella)
Bursting with onions, garlic and a myriad of delicious herbs – this sandwich is the perfect dish for a hands-on dinner.
So if you are looking for something simple and fun to make for you and your family, this is the recipe you should be checking out.
15. Grilled Steak Tri-Tip Sandwiches (By The Campground Gourmet)
If you are searching for a dish to make on a warm spring evening, then I have the perfect recipe for you.
This succulent tri-tip sandwich is filled with herbs and spices, giving the meat a rich and aromatic taste.
Served in a crusty roll with pickled onion and salad greens, this refreshing sandwich captures the very essence of the spring season.
16. Cheesy Tri-Tip Steak Sandwiches (By Smoked BBQ Source)
What’s better than a tri-tip sandwich? How about a tri-tip sandwich with more cheese and a distinctive Asian twist?
This delicious take on the classic dish combines layers of succulent steak with large amounts of cheese, kimchi and a floral yum yum sauce.
The final result is a tri-tip sandwich unlike any other on the list.
17. Santa Maria Tri-Tip Sandwiches (By Weber)
Sometimes it’s the simple things in life that are best – and this sandwich is as simple as it gets.
Made by layering slices of tri-tip beef with onion, garlic and a host of spices – this sandwich is flavourful and addictive.
So why not give it a go and see for yourself?
18. Smoked Tri-Tip Sandwich (By I’m Here For The BBQ)
This next recipe is not only easy to make but is full of refreshing and exciting ingredients.
Just take slices of tri-tip beef and layer it with pickled red onions, fresh rocket and creamy mayonnaise.
If you can find a better sandwich than this one, then we’ll be surprised.
19. Grilled Tri-Tip Sandwich With Tomato Jam (By All Things BBQ)
If you are looking for a sandwich that can only be described as extraordinary – then I may have the perfect recipe for you.
This delicious sandwich takes thin slices of charred tri-tip beef and pairs them with creamy cilantro cheese, red onions and a sweet homemade tomato jam.
Take all these amazing ingredients and stick them between two layers of toasted bolillo bread, and you have a sandwich that is fit for champions.
20. Leftover Tri-Tip Breakfast Sandwich (By Pit Boss Grills)
Do you have some leftover tri-tip beef that you want to make into something delicious? Then take a look at this recipe and prepare to have your mind blown!
Featuring layers of tri-tip beef that have been stacked on a toasted English muffin, this recipe also features cheddar cheese, bacon rashers and a runny poached egg.
If this amazing dish does not scream the perfect breakfast, then I don’t know what does.
21. Seared Tri-Tip Slider (By La Brea Bakery)
If a full -tri-tip sandwich is too much for you to eat, why not take a smaller approach to the classic recipe?
These seared tri-tip sliders feature succulent beef that has been layered with Roma tomatoes and watercress inside a crusty burger bun.
Perfect for an evening snack, these sliders are small and ready to be enjoyed.
22. Oven Roasted Tri-Tip Sandwich With Spicy Asian Slaw (By King’s Hawaiian)
Let’s end the list on a high note, with another cultural twist on the classic tri-tip sandwich recipe.
This sandwich takes slices of juicy tri-tip beef and layers them between two slices of toasted white bread.
Paired with a smoky sriracha sauce and served with spicy Asian slaw, this dish is the perfect lunch to have on a tiring afternoon.