Tri-tip is a cut of beef most common in central California. The first time I had it was there and the two other times I had it was there too.
Tri-tip cut of beef used to be chopped into hamburger – it’s the cut from the bottom sirloin subprimal cut whatever that is.
One story says that a barbecue champion got the idea to cut it into slices rather than chop it into burger meat,
Another story says they figured this all out at a Safeway Grocery Store.
Whatever – today you find tri- tip all over Central California and other places too. The meat is seasoned with salt, prpper and garlic salt.
Here is a tri-tip dip I enjoyed for lunch.