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Smoked Tri Tip Reverse Sear Method

Marinated, smoked and then reverse seared. This is the easy way to perfection in a Tri Tip.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Marinating4 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, BBQ
Keyword: reverse seared tri tip, smoked tri tip, tri tip
Servings: 6


  • 2 1/2 pounds tri tip roast
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme


  • Trim any excess fat or silver skin from tri tip.
  • Whisk together olive oil, vinegar, mustard, garlic powder,onion powder, paprika, salt, pepper, oregano and thyme.
  • Place tri tip in zip lock bag and add marinade.
  • Marinate in refrigerator for 4 to 8 hours.
  • Remove tri tip from refrigerator 30 minutes before cooking.
  • Set up smoker to 225° F. Smoke for approximately 30 minutes per pound, or 1 hour and 15 minutes, until internal temperature is 120° for medium rare.
  • Fire up grill to high and sear for 3 to 4 minutes per side,until internal temperature is 135°.
  • Remove from heat, cover with aluminum foil and let rest for15 minutes.
  • Slice thinly across the grain and serve with pico de gallo.