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Reverse Sear Smoked Sirloin

The reverse sear method is to heat the steak to an internal temperature that is underdone but warm. This temp can range from 115F - 135F. Once the steak comes up to temp you remove from the oven, or in this case the smoker and sear all the sides in a preheated cast iron skillet. Generally looking to sear each side for about 2 minutes.
Prep Time 1 d
Cook Time 2 hrs 8 mins
Resting Time 7 mins
Total Time 1 d 2 hrs 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 16 (4 oz)


  • Smoker or Oven
  • Cast Iron Skillet
  • Tongs
  • Instant Read Thermometer


Meat Seasoning

  • 13 oz Salt
  • 3 Tbs Paprika
  • 1 Tbs Pepper
  • 1 Tbs Garlic powder
  • 1 Tbs Umami
  • 1 Tbs Chili powder
  • 1/2 Tbs Cayenne
  • 1/2 Tbs Jalapeno powder

Cooking Time

  • Seasoned Steak
  • 2 Tbs Butter divided



  • Mix all the dry ingredients together and pour into a mason jar for safe keeping
  • Sprinkle and pat down the seasoning on all sides of the steak
  • Optional: Let sit in the fridge uncovered for 2-24 hours


  • Set the Pellet Grill temp to 180F - 200F
  • Smoke steak for 1 hour and flip it
  • Set your probe timer for the desired internal temperature (we go for about 125F)
  • Preheat a cast iron skillet
  • Pull the steak from the Grill


  • Add 1 Tablespoon of butter to the skillet and begin searing the steak (2 mins on each side)
  • Divide the remaining butter and spread on top of the steak

Rest & Serve

  • Cover with foil to keep the heat from escaping
  • Wait about 5 minutes and serve warm
  • Optional: Cut the steak against the grain at a 45 degree angle and pack away the sliced steak for future meals.
  • Toss if you do not eat within the week. Freezes well if you'd like to save some for later.


Temp: Steak is safe to eat at 145F / 65C. Heat for longer in the skillet if you want your steak more done, our recipe yields medium rare steak. 
Cost: Will vary based on several variables. If you're lucky you might find a pack of Prime Sirloin Steak for about $7 a pound (at Sam's Club), likely your total would be about $28-30 to buy a 4 pack.
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