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Old 06-04-2015, 11:45 AM   #11
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I never saw a tri tip until I joined Costco a few years ago.

Anyone grill there tri tip? Its seems as tender as London Broil and is marbled more than London broil.
I have never tried it, but I have seen it marinated, grilled, sliced on the bias and served medium to rare. It looked excellent.
Tri Tip is to California what brisket is to Texas, RB. I've been grilling them whole for decades. We prefer ours rare and for maximum tenderness it must be sliced very thin against the grain, like a brisket would be sliced.
On my medium heat gas grill it takes a total of 45 minutes.
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I never saw a tri tip until I joined Costco a few years ago.

Anyone grill there tri tip? Its seems as tender as London Broil and is marbled more than London broil.
I have never tried it, but I have seen it marinated, grilled, sliced on the bias and served medium to rare. It looked excellent.
They have always been available here in the East. Just labeled under a different name. Don't ask me what the name is. Just a name from the part of the animal. Top Round, Bottom Round, your pick. You could and still can tell by the cut and just looking at it.
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Addie, I doubt very much that it's always been available under another name in the east. Here's more facts about the Tri Tip...

tri-tip history | The Butcher's Blog
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The first time I had ever even heard of tri-tip was on this forum, one of Kayelle's posts.
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Old 06-04-2015, 12:30 PM   #15
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Addie, I doubt very much that it's always been available under another name in the east. Here's more facts about the Tri Tip...

tri-tip history | The Butcher's Blog
Kayelle, I have purchased it many times at my butcher's in Everett for many years. I make beef jerky with it. I even went so far as to buy an electric slicer for that sole purpose. It is called a Bottom Round Beef Roast. Sometimes it is sliced for thick steaks. Today, some stores in the east have got the message and call it a Tri Tip.

Some stores will cut it into a thick piece and sell it as a steak. Just enough for two people. Sell it that way, jack up the price and they make a killing.
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Kayelle, I have purchased it many times at my butcher's in Everett for many years. I make beef jerky with it. I even went so far as to buy an electric slicer for that sole purpose. It is called a Bottom Round Beef Roast. Sometimes it is sliced for thick steaks. Today, some stores in the east have got the message and call it a Tri Tip.

Some stores will cut it into a thick piece and sell it as a steak. Just enough for two people. Sell it that way, jack up the price and they make a killing.
A tri tip is not part of the round. If you look at the illustration on the page Kayelle linked to, you'll see that. It's a triangular shaped roast, almost a cone - hence the name tri tip - that would be very uneven if you tried to cut it into steaks.
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Old 06-04-2015, 12:44 PM   #17
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Kayelle, I have purchased it many times at my butcher's in Everett for many years. I make beef jerky with it. I even went so far as to buy an electric slicer for that sole purpose. It is called a Bottom Round Beef Roast. Sometimes it is sliced for thick steaks. Today, some stores in the east have got the message and call it a Tri Tip.

Some stores will cut it into a thick piece and sell it as a steak. Just enough for two people. Sell it that way, jack up the price and they make a killing.
Addie, that is not the tri tip. If you look at the diagram I posted, the tri tip is the bottom of the sirloin, not the round. I sure don't claim to know everything, but I do know my tri tip.
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Some stores will cut it into a thick piece and sell it as a steak. Just enough for two people. Sell it that way, jack up the price and they make a killing.

The supermarkets here slice tri tip into smaller strips and sell them at the same per pound price. No longer a roast but you get practically all the fat trimmings off.
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Addie, tri tip is not a 'bottom round beef roast'. Here's another illustration.
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Addie, that is not the tri tip. If you look at the diagram I posted, the tri tip is the bottom of the sirloin, not the round. I sure don't claim to know everything, but I do know my tri tip.
+1. Well said, Kay.
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