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Pellet grill Reverse Sear Tri tip recipe | Easy cook on Pit Boss Pellet Grill

Updated: Jun 3


Tri Tip Steak reverse seared



Mastering Flavor: Pellet Grill Reverse Sear Tri-Tip Recipe

Tri Tip is one of my most favorite cuts of beef. If you have not tried Tri Tip do yourself a favor and go buy one and prepare it like I have instructed. It will change your life.


When it comes to grilling, achieving that perfect balance of tender, juicy meat with a smoky, flavorful crust can be a challenge. But with the reverse sear technique on your trusty pellet grill, you can turn a simple cut like tri-tip into a culinary masterpiece. This recipe will show you how to cook a tri tip that is juicy and packed with flavor. I cooked on my Pit Boss 820 Competition Series


This is a reverse sear, so you cook it low and slow, then remove from the grill, crank up the temperature, then sear it. If you want an amazing cut of beef that can quickly be cooked on your pellet grill, then look no further. This was a delicious recipe that my entire family enjoyed and can't wait until I cook it again. It is juicy and delicious and packs the flavor.


Tri tip is essentially the triangular muscle cut from the bottom of the sirloin. Tri tip roast is sub primal cut that originated from Santa Maria, California. I can tell you it is a delicious cut of meat, and probably one of my family's favorites. This cut that was a little over three pounds at $6.99 a pound.


perfect smoked trip tip from pellet grill
Reverse Sear Tri Tip


Ingredients for best Tri Tip

Tri tip steak

Olive oil

1 stick of unsalted butter

Your favorite steak seasoning. I use Killer Hogs AP



killer hogs ap seasoning









Click on the picture of Killer Hogs AP Seasoning to purchase directly from Bee Free Outdoors.


How to reverse sear a tri tip

1. Start off by trimming the hard fat and silver skin off the back of the tri tip. Once trimmed, apply olive oil and then add your favorite rub. I added Killer Hogs AP seasoning. Killer Hogs AP is an excellent blend of salt, pepper, and garlic and that is all you need on a quality cut of meat. Let sit on your countertop while you start up your pellet grill. Turn your pellet grill up to 225°, once your grill reaches temperature, put your tri tip directly on the grates. Inset your cooking meat thermometer into the thickest cut of the beef. Smoke until your internal temperature of your tri tip reaches 119°. Pull off grill and let the tri tip rest while you crank up pellet grill temperature to 450°.

2. Put your cast iron skillet in your pellet grill and once your grill reaches 450° add a stick of unsalted butter into skillet.


3. Once your butter has melted put the tri tip into your skillet. Let it sear in butter and flipping on both sides. Pull at your desired doneness.


Rare 120° Medium rare 130° Medium 140° Medium well 150° Well done 160° I'm sorry we can't be friends. 🤣


4. Let it rest for 10-15 minutes and remember your tri tip will still cook while resting.


How to cut tri tip

To cut tri tip correctly and like most cuts of beef you need to cut against the grain. Start by separating the section where the two grains intersect and cut into two pieces. Then start slicing from the small end against the grain, then grab your other cut and begin slicing against the grain.


cast iron tri tip steak on pellet grill


Reverse Sear Tri Tip is flavorful masterpiece.

The Pellet Grill Reverse Sear Tri-Tip is a culinary adventure that combines the magic of low-and-slow smoking with the perfection of high-heat searing. The result? A mouthwatering, tender, and flavorful masterpiece that's sure to impress your family and friends. So, fire up that pellet grill, give the reverse sear technique a try, and elevate your grilling game to a whole new level of deliciousness.



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