What Is Tri-Tip Roast?

What Is Tri-Tip Roast?

What Is Tri-Tip Roast?

The Tri-Tip is often labeled the "Santa Maria steak". Although especially popular in California - it is now becoming to be better known in other states as well, and is thus increasing its popularity. Tri-Tip is a lean, boneless, economical cut of meat from the round and bottom sirloin of the cattle. It is great grilled, or marinated and then grilled.


In the United States, this cut was typically used for ground beef or sliced into steaks until the late 1950s when it became a local specialty in Santa Maria, California, rubbed with salt, pepper, and other seasonings, cooked over red oak wood and roasted whole on as rotisserie, smoked in a pit, grilled, or braised by putting a pot on top of a grill, browning the meat directly on the grill. It is primarily called "triangular" roast because of its typical shape.


Tri-tip roasts will vary from 1 1/2 to 2 pounds and are about two inches thick. If a roast is cooked to rare in the center, the thinner outside edges are medium to well, offering perfectly cooked beef for every taste.

The tri-tip can be cooked whole or cut into one-inch thick steaks or strips. When the meat is cut into one-eighth inch strips, it can be used for stir-fry recipes and fajitas. If it is cut into one-fourth inch thick strips, weave the meat onto skewers and quickly broil or grill.


It is much easier to cut the tri-tip into 1/4 inch strips if you place the tri-tip in your freezer for approximately 1 hour before you cut the meat.


When properly seasoned Tri-Tip will be one of the best tasting cuts of meat you have ever had at a very reasonable price.


See our chart to determine where Tri-Tip is actually located.


Recipes for Tri-Tip follow these on page links:


Tri Tip, Santa Barbara Honey Mustard Marinade Recipe

Santa Maria Style Tri Tip

Tri Tip Santa Maria Style with Bourbon Glaze

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