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Tri-tip, also known as triangle roast or culotte steak, is a relatively inexpensive cut of beef from the bottom sirloin. This cut is popular in southern California and some places in Texas. It is not for those of you who like meat well done, as, like flank steak, it will toughen with prolonged cooking. Slice it thin against the grain and serve with salsa, borracho beans, and warm tortillas or make grilled bread sandwiches with chipotle mayonnaise.
- Fire up the grill.
- Oil the grate.
- Cook the tri-tip about ten minutes on each side for medium rare.
- Move if flare ups occur.
- Transfer to a cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes.
- Carve thin against the grain.