The tri tip is a triangular cut of beef cut from the bottom of the sirloin. Named after its triangular shape with a tapered “tip”, tri tip might just be one of the most flavorful cuts of meat that you’ve never heard of.
Tri tip is incredibly versatile and takes well to both dry and wet rubs. As it’s a fairly thick cut, you want to season it aggressively with salt, pepper and your favorite spices. It is rich and meaty in flavor and low in fat. Tri tip cooks like a tender steak but slices like a brisket – perfect for people who want to do a brisket-like cook up but don't have the time. It can be smoked, barbecued, grilled or roasted, but it’s always best when cooked to a nice medium rare, before letting it rest and slicing.