The tri-tip, whether roast or steak, has grown from a little-known California cut of beef to a popular piece of meat. More and more, it is showing up in stores across the country and around the world. Tri-tip isn't the most tender cut, but the fine distribution of fat can make it flavorful and juicy if you cooking it (think grill) right. Here are 10 ways to prepare tri-tip.
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Grill a beef tri-tip roast low and slow to bring out the flavor. This recipe uses a simple spice rub and produces drippings you'll love to use for gravies and sauces. You can slice it and serve it as your main course or use it for a variety of dishes.
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Marinating your tri-tip steak will help keep the meat tender when you grill it at higher heat. This simple tri-tip steak recipe uses a powerful marinade. You can then enjoy the steak with your favorite sides, or in sandwiches, wraps, and other dishes.
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For an Asian-inspired meal, you can make this tri-tip steak or roast that has been marinated with ginger and sesame oil. Slice it to serve with rice or noodles and grilled or steamed vegetables.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Santa Maria barbecue is usually made over a live fire grill, but it also works great in the smoker. You will get a better smoked flavor, but the surface won't be seared. You'll have to decide which way you prefer.
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Add a Southwestern spice rub to your rotisserie tri-tip roast. The meat will dry-marinate in the rub for several hours before going on the grill. This dish would go well with grilled vegetable kebabs or grilled potatoes.
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Beer and wine together? Both are in the marinade, along with cilantro and lime, boosting the deliciousness of the tri-tip. Choose a dark beer for a richer flavor and add more pepper flakes to heat it up.
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Please your family with this spice and savory tri-tip roast with Asian-inspired marinade. If you take the step of boiling the marinade after the meat is on the grill, you can use it to make a sauce for your rice or noodles. You can easily substitute with flank steak, yielding the same fantastic result. Just be sure to adjust the cooking time.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Don't be afraid to use coffee as a seasoning or in a marinade. The flavor really isn't that strong and it will help to enhance the flavor of the steak.
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This is a simple Mediterranean style kebab recipe is perfect for beef tri-tip. Buy the strips (sometimes labeled as steaks) and cut them into cubes. The marbling of this cut makes it fantastic for kebabs.