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Another Reverse Seared Tri-Tip

joshpounds90
joshpounds90 Posts: 38
edited February 2021 in Beef
Decided that our second snowstorm of the year was the perfect time to smoke a 2lb. tri-tip. Only difficulty was getting my egg thawed so I could get a fire going in the first place, since it was frozen shut. Had to light a small fire in the very bottom with a couple of smaller lumps of hardwood and wait about a half hour before I could actually get the lid open, but it finally went. About three hours before, I marinated the beef in red wine vinegar, olive oil, dijon, cayenne, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, sea salt, black pepper & dried thyme. After pulling it out of the fridge, I rubbed it liberally with kosher salt, black pepper, garlic powder.


Brought my dome temp. to 225°F indirect and left the lid closed for about an hour and a half with my probe in. Pulled it when it reached 135°F internal and went inside to give it a nice sear in the cast iron.

Seared each side for about two and a half minutes. Internal temp. was around 140°F when it went to rest on the cutting board for fifteen minutes before slicing.


This turned out perfect. Had leftovers the next morning as steak & eggs for breakfast and was blown away by the flavor. Marinating for a few hours before smoking was totally worth it. Highly recommend the reverse seared tri-tip as a quick, easy smoke.
Brooklyn, NYC - medium BGE

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  • shtgunal3
    shtgunal3 Posts: 5,574
    Looks great to me!

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  • Foghorn
    Foghorn Posts: 9,759
    That is what perfect looks like to me.  Well executed.

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  • lousubcap
    lousubcap Posts: 31,930
    That is bringing it home, right there.  Great cook.  Nailed it!
    Louisville; Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!  Seems I'm livin in a transitional period.
  • Nice work!  I never get tired of seeing these.
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  • caliking
    caliking Posts: 18,620
    Nice!

    have only done tri-tip twice, but didn't think it was excellent either time. Thanks for the detailed recipe. I may not be able to screw it up next time :)

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    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • dbCooper
    dbCooper Posts: 2,019
    Very nice looking.  Betting the breakfast was fabulous, too bad there is no pic.  :)
    LBGE, LBGE-PTR, 22" Weber, Coleman 413G
    Great Plains, USA
  • BigreenGreg
    BigreenGreg Posts: 576
    edited February 2021
    Great timing Josh I’m cooking one tomorrow. I’m going to use your marinade. Thanks, yours looks great.@joshpounds90.

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  • loco_engr
    loco_engr Posts: 5,751
    yummy looking tri-tip!
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  • gmanrva
    gmanrva Posts: 424
    Looks really good. I need to try a tri-tip
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  • MJG
    MJG Posts: 594
    That looks great. Tri tip is not readily/easily available in my neck of the woods. I grab one every time I can. Nice job!  
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  • Wow that looks great.  Thanks for the details!!
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  • northGAcock
    northGAcock Posts: 15,160

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  • blind99
    blind99 Posts: 4,971
    caliking said:
    Nice!

    have only done tri-tip twice, but didn't think it was excellent either time. Thanks for the detailed recipe. I may not be able to screw it up next time :)
    @caliking what?! You are missing some delicious beef. 
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  • caliking
    caliking Posts: 18,620
    blind99 said:
    caliking said:
    Nice!

    have only done tri-tip twice, but didn't think it was excellent either time. Thanks for the detailed recipe. I may not be able to screw it up next time :)
    @caliking what?! You are missing some delicious beef. 
    I sense that. Places in TX don’t readily stock tri-tip. 

    But... picked up wagyu tri-tips not too long ago. Did one SV this past weekend ,  then seared on the egg. It was farkin marvelous! Now I know what the BFD re: tri-tip is. 

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    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • blind99
    blind99 Posts: 4,971
    caliking said:
    blind99 said:
    caliking said:
    Nice!

    have only done tri-tip twice, but didn't think it was excellent either time. Thanks for the detailed recipe. I may not be able to screw it up next time :)
    @caliking what?! You are missing some delicious beef. 
    I sense that. Places in TX don’t readily stock tri-tip. 

    But... picked up wagyu tri-tips not too long ago. Did one SV this past weekend ,  then seared on the egg. It was farkin marvelous! Now I know what the BFD re: tri-tip is. 
    @caliking that's a bummer they don't carry it.  we just get plain old whatever grade cow and it's great - i can't imagine the wagyu!
    Chicago, IL - Large and Small BGE - Weber Gasser and Kettle