The pros: Super beefy tasting cut of beef. Trader Joe's Tri Tip Roast was tender out of the oven. It's got all the culinary buzzwords going: no antibiotics, no added hormones, free range, vegetarian fed.
The cons: Over $20 for a roast that was just over 2 lbs. Not cheap, but it is quality.
The Verdict: Yes, I'd buy this again. If you like a good cut of beef, this is worth looking at. You just may have to look around the refrigerated case at Trade Joe's to find it.
The package of Trader Joe's Tri Tip Roast in the refrigerated section:
I cooked this in the oven until it reached 140F. Before putting it in I put a spice rub on it. I mixed equal parts of both. You can use whatever spice blend you like:
From there I rubbed it on using a bit of olive oil first:
Getting it ready for the oven:
You are better off going by a thermometer rather than a timer. I have the iDevices thermometer. It connects to my phone and sets and alarm when its 10 degrees from perfection and rings again when it hits the temperature.
Into the oven at 425F and out when the roast hits 140F for a medium doneness.
Trader Joe's Tri Tip Roast was a nice cut of meat. Super beefy. Took well to being put in the oven. Other than the sticker shock of $20+ for one item, it's worth a look if you are cooking for more than one person. Cut across the grain for the most tender pieces.
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Wendy Hatchett says
We just had this yesterday for Mother's Day and it was FANTASTIC!! Our roast was 1.5 lbs and cost about $15, so pretty expensive but worth it. I wanted to do the whole traditional Santa Maria tri tip meal, so we bought red oak wood chips in advance and used them in addition to charcoal in our little smoky grill, after searing it in a tad of bacon grease in cast iron on the kitchen stove. We had pintos, salad, and garlic bread--great for mopping up the delectable juices. I would definitely buy this again, but for a special occasion as it is too pricey for everyday. Only one slice leftover, and I snagged it for lunch;)
Hey Wendy! Thanks so very much for sharing this. Yours sounds absolutely delicious! Thanks so very much for stopping by and sharing!
Worst roast tougher than leather twice I’ve tried to give it a chance. NEVER AGAIN!
Thanks for sharing Cathy!