Tri-Tip is a large, triangular cut derived from the lower portion of the sirloin (‘bridging’ both the Flank and Round primal together and extending down to connect to the muscles holding the patella). It has a thickness ranging from 1 in. to 3 in. and is an all-around lean cut. Texturally, it is similar to that of the brisket and best experienced spice-rubbed with an oven-roast finish. The Tri-Tip is also referred as the ‘California Cut.’

Recipes for Tri-tip

Cumin-Spiced Beef Kebabs

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Mediterranean flavors of cumin, lemon, and paprika create a flavorful marinade for lean, tender tri-tip.

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Grilled Tri-Tip Steak

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Weighing under three pounds, the tri-tip is tender, delicious and easy to prepare.

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