Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Harter House's Signature Tri-Tip with Cooking Instructions

Starting Wednesday this week, Harter House Supermarkets in Springfield, have Tri-Tips on Sale for $4.99 lb
(Jan 18 - 24, 2017)

The tri-tip is a cut of beef from the bottom sirloin, also known as a triangle steak, it usually weighs 1.5 to 2.5 lbs.

In the United States, this cut was typically used for ground beef or sliced into steaks until the late 1950s, when Otto Schaefer marketed it in Oakland, California. Shortly thereafter, it became a local specialty in Santa Maria, California, rubbed with salt, pepper, garlic salt, and other seasonings, cooked over red oak wood and roasted whole on a rotisserie, smoked in a pit, baked in an oven, grilled, or braised by putting a pot on top of a grill, browning the meat directly on the grill surface before and after the braising. (The tri-tip is still often labeled the "Santa Maria steak".)

Most popular in the Central Coast of California and Central Valley regions of California, it has begun to enjoy increasing popularity elsewhere for its full flavor, lower fat content, and comparatively lower cost.

At Harter House Supermarkets, the Tri-Tip has become a signature item,
because of its popularity with our customers. We will season your Tri-Tip FREE at our stores with either a Santa Maria Seasoning, Pappy’s Seasoning or our new Jerry's All Purpose Rub.

Here is our favorite Tri-Tip recipe;
Soak a handful of hickory chips in water for 30 minutes
Let your seasoned Tri-Tip sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before grilling.
Grill over High Heat fat side down 10-15 minutes, charring the fat.
Turn the Tri-Tip over and place away from direct heat.
Add the damp coals to the fire. And smoke the Tri-Tip for an additional 40 minutes, adjusting time for size of roast.
Remove from grill.
Let rest for 15 to 20 minutes. (The resting period allows the meat’s juices to redistribute back into the meat for added flavor and tenderness.
Slice meat across the grain.
** I will remove the Tri-tip when it reaches an internal temperature of 125 Degrees.  Then wrap it in foil for another 15-20 minutes.  The roast will continue cooking and the juices will redistribute into the meat.

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  1. Thank you. We love tri-tips and this is the best way to make them!

  2. Can't get enough TriTip roast. It's better than steak!