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Tri-Tip Reverse Seared

Discussion in 'Beef' started by Preacher Man, May 16, 2019.

  1. Started with an almost 3 lbs trimmed Tri-Tip from Albertson's.

    After a nice rinse and pat dry, I seasoned it with some of Wild Bill's rub.

    Wild Bill isn't a commercial rub, he's just the guy that everyone wishes to have as a friend. He's an older retired man who slays elk and slams fish by day, and cooks them to delicious perfection by night. He made this rub up for some elk he shot and shared it with me, but asked me to keep it under wraps. Out of respect (and hope that he will share more with me!), his rub recipe will remain unpublished.

    After letting it sit in the fridge for 3 hours, I stuck it in my MES 30 at 200° with a tube full of mesquite pellets. I did it this low because I really like smoke flavor and wanted to give it more time in the smoke sauna.

    At 120° I pulled it (it rose 1° on my by picture time).

    From there it went straight to a screaming hot grill for a nice sear. By the time it was all said and done, the IT was 135°.

    These really are ridiculously simple to cook and make a great way to feed the family and friends, especially when you find them for $4 per pound.

    Slice to your desired thickness and enjoy the company around the dinner table.
    Last edited: May 22, 2019
  2. chilerelleno

    chilerelleno Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hell yeah!
  3. WaterRat

    WaterRat Smoking Fanatic

    Looks good Preacher! I've been waiting for a sale in my area.
  4. Heck YES!!! Looks AMAZING!!!
  5. hardcookin

    hardcookin Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice smoke!! Wish I could find them that cheap.
  6. forktender

    forktender Smoking Fanatic

    That T.T. looks awesome.................great job to the cook!!!:emoji_punch:
  7. civilsmoker

    civilsmoker Smoking Fanatic


    The choir is singing!
  8. meatallica

    meatallica Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Wow Preacher!!! That char is ridiculous!! I'll steal your line... Pound it:emoji_punch:
  9. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Awesome looking TT!
    Wish we could get them that cheap down here!
  10. xray

    xray Master of the Pit

    Looks good!

    They’re hard to find here, although I called a butcher and they ordered a case for me, so there’s a few in my freezer.

    I planned on doing one for Memorial Day weekend...you got me all excited now!
  11. SmokinVOLfan

    SmokinVOLfan Master of the Pit

    That looks great man. I cook beef like that all the time. Hard to beat. Although I wish we could get tri-tips around here. Apparently its not a big thing in the south because you cant find them anywhere.
  12. Thanks Chile!
    Thanks WaterRat! I find most of my sales by looking through the bargain bin where they are needing to get rid of meat in the next day or two.
    Thanks! The look was not deceiving.
    Thanks! :emoji_right_facing_fist:
    Must be singing "Heaven Came Down and Glory Filled My Soul" haha
    Thanks Al. What do they run in your parts?
    THanks! Be sure and show us what you do.
    Thanks! I hear TT is a regional thing. I had never heard of them until I moved from Texas to Montana. That's really unfortunate because they're delicious.
  13. xray

    xray Master of the Pit

    Thanks will do! I did one last year and posted. I’m jonesing to do another.

    Right now, they’re $13.50lb at my local Wegmans....crazy
  14. Holy smokes! I can get Prime Rib (the real prime grade stuff) for $9lb right now.

    5GRILLZNTN Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Looks awesome Preacher! Unfortunately, TT must have been banned in TN at some point in the past.
  16. That is unfortunate.
  17. sandyut

    sandyut Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    UT has the TT and its one mf my faves. I make'em same way you did - just a touch lower ending IT.
    Yours looks KILLER!
  18. Thanks!

    I would love to go with a lower IT, but I'm not the only guy at the table. In fact, after I slice it I put some slices back on the grill for my wife.
  19. chilerelleno

    chilerelleno Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looked so good I pulled a 2pack of TT outta'da freezer for tomorrow.
  20. Boom! Whatcha gonna do with it?