Reverse Seared Tri-Tip w/ Pico De Gallo

Reverse Seared Tri-Tip w/ Pico De Gallo

 Tri-Tip the Texas way!  Our simple and delicious tri-tip recipe calls for a simple rub, good clean smoke, and a hard sear. Of course, a little Pico de Gallo doesn't hurt either - Give it a try for a tasty meal!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1.5 hours

Ingredients & Supplies:

1 Tri-Tip (2-3lbs)

1 tbsp kosher salt

1 tbsp coarse black pepper

1 tsp onion powder

1 tsp garlic powder

Post oak splits

Pico De Gallo Ingredients: (2 Cups)

2 large tomatoes (Chopped)

½ cup white onion (Finely Chopped)

¼ cup cilantro (Finely Chopped)

1 jalapeno (seeds removed to preference, finely chopped)

2 tbsp lime juice

Kosher salt to taste


Step 1: Remove all excess fat and silver skin from the tri-tip.  Liberally season all sides of the trip-tip and ensure it has an even coat of seasoning.

Step 2: Heat your smoker up to 275 F. Place tri-tip on the smoker and smoke till internal temp has reached 125 F.

Step 3: Remove the tri-tip from the smoker and prep the grill to 450-500 F to sear. Place the tri-tip directly on the grill and sear all sides until the tri-tip reaches an internal temp between 130-135 F.  Pull and let rest for 20 minutes before slicing. 

Step 4: Slice the tri-tip against the grain and top with Pico De Gallo. Enjoy!

Pico De Gallo Instructions:

Step 1: In a bowl combine the diced onion, jalapeno and lime juice. Salt to taste and let marinate for 3-5 minutes.

Step 2: Add chopped tomatoes and cilantro into the bowl with the other ingredients. Stir well.

Step 3: Let the mixture marinate so the flavors can meld. Serve and enjoy!