Also Known As: triangle roast, tri-tip steak, tri-tip sirloin, sirloin tip
This small, funny-shaped roast enjoys popularity on the West coast, but it’s catching on everywhere else due to its big beefy flavor at a reasonable price. The tri-tip is a 1 to 1 ½ pound, triangular cut that comes from the bottom end of the sirloin. If you don’t see it in your butcher’s display case, ask about it anyway—this cut often ends up in the grinder for your hamburgers. Always cut tri-tip across the grain.
*Note: Prices are for non-organic meats and poultry at various butchers and national supermarket chains. Products and prices may not be available in all areas. Prices may vary greatly due to availability.