Sous Vide Barbecue Beef Tri-tip


Emily Farris and Jeff Akin are the co-founders of Feed Me Creative, a former culinary creative agency in Kansas City, MO.

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Recipe Temp 130 F / 54.4 C
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Get perfect barbecue beef tri-tip every time with the Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker. This sous vide barbecue beef tri-tip is sealed and cooked with barbecue sauce, then broiled with more barbecue sauce, brown sugar, kosher salt, and black pepper so it forms a perfect bark at the end. Yum.

Ingredients for 6

  • 1 (2- to 3-pound) beef tri-tip

  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt

  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce, divided

  • 2 teaspoons light brown sugar


  • Step 1

    Set the Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker to 130°F (54°C).

  • Step 2

    Season ti-tip with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper and place in a large zipper lock or vacuum seal bag. Add 1/4 cup barbecue sauce. Seal the bag using the water immersion technique or a vacuum sealer on the moist setting. Place in the water bath and set the timer for 6 hours.

    • Finishing Steps

    • Step 0

      When the timer goes off, remove the bag from the water bath. Remove the ti-tip from the bag and pat dry with paper towels. Transfer to a foil-lined broiler-safe baking sheet. Heat broiler to high.

    • Step 1

      Brush tri-tip with remaining barbecue sauce, and sprinkle with sugar and remaining salt and pepper. Broil until sauce begins to caramelize, about 5 minutes.

    • Step 2

      Transfer ti-tip to a cutting board and let rest for 10 minutes. Slice and serve.

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