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fxsales1959

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I decided to try something new since our butchers in South Florida suck. I was perusing the meat counter add the local "store". i saw some "tri-tips" and had only read about them in passing through my culinary readings. did a quick Google and decided to give them a try.
I have to admit I fired up the old MB electric , Because I was too lazy to build a fire in my Highlander reverse for a 2 pound piece of meat.
I now have a brand new and inexpensive go to"steak". if these puppies are done correctly they have as much flavor as some tomahawks I've smoked. The nice thing is it's not like planning for three days with a brisket and fancyrubs and all of that.
 

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Looks good . I've only done one . Don't really see them here , and they get pricey on a good day .
I agree , great flavor . Just watch the grain direction . It changes as you go through the cut . Sliced across the grain and cooked right , they are super tender .
Nice cook .
 

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Like chopsaw chopsaw said look for the grain. I’m with you though. I can only get them from one place. But when they have them I grab what I can. Whole house loves them and cheap for what your getting. Yours looks like it was cooked perfect. Try some chimichurri sauce with your next one.
 

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I've looked and looked for tri-tip and they are no where to be found around me, but I would love to cook one. I don't care for tomahawk or cowboy cut ribeyes because I don't like paying premium prices for a bone that, in my opinion, adds very little to the taste of a ribeye. Thick cut boneless ribeyes are my favorite steak.

But I'm still on the lookout for tri-tip and yours looks good.
 

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Looks fantastic!

The only Tri Tips I've seen in my area are at Sam's Club and they come preflavored.. it was ok.. but if I can find a plain one I would try it again.
 

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Looks good . I've only done one . Don't really see them here , and they get pricey on a good day .
I agree , great flavor . Just watch the grain direction . It changes as you go through the cut . Sliced across the grain and cooked right , they are super tender .
Nice cook .
I was lucky and mis-typed expensive(meant inexspensive, per se'). our was only $5.99/lb
 

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our was only $5.99/lb
I've only seen it twice here . First time was $18.99 a pound . Passed on that . Second was $8.99 , so I grabbed one . If I knew at that time how good it was I would have paid that for a couple . I got two meals for 3 people out of it . Well worth that price to me .
Again , yours looks great .
 

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Looks fantastic!

The only Tri Tips I've seen in my area are at Sam's Club and they come preflavored.. it was ok.. but if I can find a plain one I would try it again.
Kilo, I see you are in Iowa. If you have a Hy-vee near you I just saw them plain on the meat shelf. I think it was about $10 a pound but they looked good. I didn't grab one, kicking myself for that, but they looked good.
 

kilo charlie

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Kilo, I see you are in Iowa. If you have a Hy-vee near you I just saw them plain on the meat shelf. I think it was about $10 a pound but they looked good. I didn't grab one, kicking myself for that, but they looked good.
I'll have to check out HyVee tomorrow when I pick up things for the week! Thank you !
 

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Looks Great, FX !!!
Can't get them around here, and seeing yours makes me want one!!
However Across the grain would be the best way to cut it.
"Against the Grain" is the same as "With the Grain", but from the other end.
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$5.99 is a steal! I am luck on these, they are at Kroger, Costco, all day long. nowadays they are about $7.99 a pound give or take. Kroger ran a sale a month back and I snagged two, flavored and vacuum sealed them and a SV later.
 

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Tri Tip One of the few perks to living in California. Front sear, reverse sear, smoked then seared. I think there is a pattern in there.
 

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i went back this afternoon and bought their last three. the wont be in the freezer long, as i have a new addiction
 

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That TT looks excellent!
My Publix has started to carry them all the time now due to the people asking them to stock them. But I have to agree with the others, you have to slice it against the grain, & the grain changes about half way thru the steak. The bad part is the price is still high down here.
Al
 

fxsales1959

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thank you all,
I went back Monday morning and bought them out. even got the cutter to speak enough English to tell me they also had a "grass fed version" . I had too much on my calendar to check them out.
 

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Tri Tip One of the few perks to living in California.
LOL! I was about to say the same thing about Washington. In fact, I've got one in the fridge right now, and another couple in the freezer.
 

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We discovered these about a year ago. Fortunately, we've been able to find them consistently in Northern Illinois. Amazing meat. We do ours on a kettle, reverse sere.
 

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