Uncle Kunkel’s Green Beans & Grilled Tri-tip


Recipe by Rob Wheeler & Dave Singhaus

  • green beans1 16-ounce can cut green beans
  • 1/2 pound bacon (cut into small pieces)
  • 2 cups diced onions
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 cups diced stewed tomatoes with liquid
  • 2 cups crushed canned tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon of your favorite dry rub
  • 1 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce


  • 3-to 5-pound tri-tip beef roast


  • kosher salt
  • black pepper
  • paprika
  • crushed red pepper
  • granulated garlic
  • any other herb or spice that you enjoy

UNCLE KUNKEL’S GREEN BEANS: Cook bacon until golden brown. Add onions and garlic and cook until soft. Mix in the stewed and canned tomatoes, the dry rub, salt, and BBQ sauce. Bring to a light boil to thicken sauce a little. Strain the green beans and pour into Pyrex dish. Top the green beans with the tomato mixture. Heat in the oven for 45 minutes at 350 degrees.

GRILLED TRI-TIP: Start with a clean grill sprayed with Pam. You will need a hot, hot cooking surface-500 degrees or higher. Once the grill is very hot, sear the meat on the sides, top and bottom to create a crust and light char all over. Cook about 4 minutes for each section of the meat. Remove from heat. (Tri-tip will be rare in the middle.) Wrap the charred meat in foil and let rest for 15 minutes, which finishes the interior cooking. Slice the tri-tip against the grain into 1/4-inch-thick pieces and serve.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

92 − 85 =