The Tri Tip Steak
What is a Tri Tip Steak?
Tri-tip steak is a triangular muscle cut from the bottom sirloin subprimal cut and ranges between 1.5-2.5 pounds. It is a tender and flavorful cut, with a bold, beefy taste. It's also a relatively inexpensive cut of meat.
The average 4 oz serving of tri-tip has about 175 calories, 19 grams of protein, and less than 5 grams of fat. It's also high in B vitamins such as niacin and riboflavin, and is a good source of zinc and selenium. Tri-tip can be cooked using almost any method, including grilling, pan-frying, broiling, roasting and braising. It should be cooked to an internal temperature of 145°F. It is commonly used in fajitas and stir-fry dishes.
Tri-Tip Steak Cooking Guides
|Method||Cook Temp||Avg Time||Finish Temp|
|Sous Vide||130°F||2 hrs||145°F|
Note: The above guidelines are only guardrails. Stoves, pans and steak sizes vary; to achieve the perfectly cooked Tri-Tip Steak is always good to have a meat thermometer handy and check internal temp regularly.
Tri Tip Steak FAQ
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Tri-tip steak is naturally tender and well-marbled, but can be further tenderized by marinating in an acidic-based marinade — like lime juice or vinegar — for a few hours before cooking.