Also known as "The Newport" or "Santa Maria" steak the Tri-Tip is a very popular cut in California and South America. It is a lean cut, with a beefy taste... slightly nutty.
This steak is built for grilling. HOWEVER it is also amazing to smoke or put in the over.
The tri-tip is the triangular section of the sirloin primal and comes from the point where the sirloin meets the round and flank primal.... which is exactly where the name comes from: Tri-Tip = Triangular = Three tips.
The tri-tip is full of flavor because of excellent marbling and very tender as long as you don't overcook it. We suggest not cooking more than medium.
This Wagyu Tri-Tip is one of the best value propositions for domestic Wagyu Beef. Simply put, you get a whole lot of Wagyu beef for the price.
WHY IS OUR WAGYU TRI-TIP THE BEST IN CLASS?
We work with what we consider to be the best Wagyu program in the US. This program processes a small amount of steers every week (140-175) which allows them to put care into every steer. These Tri-Tips come from a mid sized family owned company that puts a lot of care into each cut.
We have compared this program to others from major chains and stores, and we find that it consistently tastes better and eats better. This may be because these animals are fed for longer and at a slower phase than what you will find with other wagyu brands. The genetics of their animals are superior as well they’re very selective with the bulls they use from Japan (Japanese Kuroge Tajima bull).
Need ideas on how to cook it?
Go and check out how Jeff from Smoking-Meat.com (Smoking Meat Forums) cooked our Wagyu Tri-Tip!