Beef Cut Spotlight: Is a tri-tip a roast or a steak? And how do you cook it? • Share Our Beef

Beef Cut Spotlight: Is a tri-tip a roast or a steak? And how do you cook it?

Wikipedia’s definition of tri-tip: The tri-tip is a triangular cut of beef from the bottom sirloin subprimal cut, consisting of the tensor fasciae latae muscle. Untrimmed, the tri-tip weighs around 5 pounds.


Tri-tip is a leaner cut of beef. Lean cuts can be problematic! When preparing lean cuts, special care must be taken as to not dry it out and let it become tough.

What’s so special about tri-tip?

Rich Beef Flavor!

When you take special care of this unique cut of meat, you can have a really amazing food experience.


Matt Pitman from Meat Church produced a summer grilling series where he reverse seared a tri-tip. He answers the question steak vs roast!

He also addresses how to take a lean cut of meat and make it super tender.


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