Friday, September 2, 2011

Guest Post (FoodFiend): Tri the Beef Tri-Tip

I'm surfing for recipes again!

I found a recipe for Shredded Tri-Tip for Tacos, and asked myself the question, what is beef tri-tip? I never heard of that cut of meat before. On the verge of sending an e-mail or coming here and asking my fellow bloggers, I googled it instead. Here is what I learned:

The tri-tip roast or steak (also called a triangle roast) is the 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 pounds of meat that sits at the bottom of the sirloin. Not only does it have a rich flavor, but it also tends to be lower in fat than most other cuts. This means it can dry out faster, but with a good marinade you really can't go wrong with this cut.

So now we know. And knowing is half the battle. The other half is FINDING it. The article went on to say that this cut is usually used for hamburger but has become more popular and can sometimes be found at Costco or Sam's. I wondered if y'all had found it at Whole Foods or Central Market - or if you'd ever looked. Wildly curious now, and might have to try this shredded recipe, particularly since it is for the crock pot and I continue the be in love with my crock pot.

In the meantime, TCU is losing to Baylor, which is...unlikely.


  1. You could always invite us over to help eat! ;)

  2. Tell you what. I'll find me some tri-tip beef and make these sometime soon, and y'all can come over!