Tri-Tip

Discussion in 'Beef' started by c farmer, May 2, 2014.

  1. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I cant seem to find tri tip here.

    I was in Walmart the other week and I seen something that looked like it.  It had tri tip in the name but I cant remember what it was called.

    Does anyone buy it at Walmart?
     
  2. trikefreak

    trikefreak Smoke Blower

    That's the only place to find it here. They used to be cheap as ground chuck, but they are up around $5-6/# now. I miss being in California, they were common and they even came in different marinades.
     
  3. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Where are you located? So far that's the only place I think I found it.
     
  4. smokngun

    smokngun Smoke Blower

    I've found Tri-Tips here at King Soopers (a.k.a Kroger) it wasn't cheap if I remember right. I have also found Tri-Tip steaks at Sam's club.
     
  5. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Haven't looked at sams.
     
  6. reinhard

    reinhard Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    The problem with Tri-tips is that they are not well known or "in demand".  My local store has handled them with not much response to them sold whole.  Even being cut into steaks, there is not much demand.  Folks just are not familiar with them and that's unfortunate. Those of us that have bought them, know it's a great cut of beef that is cut from the bottom sirloin sub-primal area of the animal.  I don't know what other name it's called even though I was in the buisness for over 35 years.  If you see one, buy one, you wont be disappointed.  Make sure you cut against the grain when done. Reinhard
     
  7. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks man. I will get one.
     
  8. reinhard

    reinhard Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Medium rare is the key also. Reinhard
     
  9. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I would have to go to med. at least.
     
  10. chestnutbloom

    chestnutbloom Smoking Fanatic

    So far the only tri-tips I can find near me are $10.99 per lb! They call them "sirloin tri-tip". Still trying to find pork belly also....    [​IMG]
     
  11. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That might be what it was called. Sirloin tri tip. It wasn't that much thou.
     

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