Reverse Seared Tri-Tip

Tri-tip is a perfect cut of meat to reverse sear and lock in that juicy, smoky flavor with a high-temperature finish.  Unlike a brisket that takes hours of smoking to break down, smoked tri-tip is best cooked to a medium-rare, like a steak, and is ready in no time. 

 Prep time: 5 min

Cook time: 1-2 hrs *depending on size


  • 2-3 Lbs Tri-Tip trimmed
  • 3 Tbsp Coffee Spice BBQ Rub
  • Olive Oil


  1. Lightly coat the tri-tip with olive oil then rub with Coffee Spice BBQ Rub to completely cover the meat.  
  2. Start your grill and set temp to 225°.   When up to temp, place the Tri-Tip on the center of the grill and close the lid.  
  3. Slow cook the tri-tip to approx. 120° then increase the temperature of the grill to high to sear the outside.  
  4. Continue to cook until reaching an internal temperature if 130° (for medium-rare)
  5. Remove from the grill, tent with foil and let’s sit for 15 minutes.  Remove foil, slice and serve.

    Pairs well with the following Bear Mountain Premium BBQ Pellets

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