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Trimmed or Untrimmed Tri-Tip

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Hi everyone, I'm grilling Tri-Tip beef for the first time and can't tell whether or not my butcher trimmed the fat layer from the bottom-side of the piece. Any help would be appreciated.

asked by chas_wagner almost 5 years ago
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Kristen Miglore

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added almost 5 years ago

It looks trimmed to me!

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added almost 5 years ago

Thanks. That's what I thought, but I wanted to double check.

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added almost 5 years ago

Yes, that looks trimmed. I wouldn't remove any more fat as this will help with your flavor and moisture. Don't over cook it to prevent drying out. Cook over medium high heat, with a good amount of seasoning.....