Beef Sirloin Tri Tip
|USDA Choice Tri Tips Trimmed and well marbled|
Beef Tri Tips are a tender cut of beef cut from the hip or sirloin primal. They can be grilled, oven roasted, sliced thin for sandwich steaks or stir frying, or cut into cubes for kabobs. If you can' find this cut at your local supermarket ask a butcher if you can have it custom cut as many markets merchandise this cut differently or even sell it under a different name. I have seen them sliced and sold as a top sirloin filet steak.
Tri tips are one of my first choices when it comes to making beef kabobs. Cut into 1 to 2 inch cubes and marinate for up to 2 days in a plastic ziploc bag before skewering. If you don't have time to marinate don't worry. Combine worcestershire sauce, and teriyaki sauce, and baste with a brush while grilling.
To oven roast Tri Tips: First season the beef with your choice of seasonings. I use a steak rub which is basically coarse salt,black pepper,dehydrated onion and garlic, and other spices. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. I prefer to first pan sear the tri tip on each side in a cast iron skillet before placing in oven. Once seared place roast in oven in a shallow baking dish for approximately 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let stand for at least 10 minutes before slicing. Beef Tri Tips can range between 1.5 and 2.5 lbs each. You may need to adjust your cooking times to the size of your cut. 30 minutes is an approximate time for a 2 lb steak.