Tri tip is a triangular cut of beef cut from the bottom of the sirloin. Named after its triangular shape with a tapered “tip”. Also called a California cut, a bottom sirloin butt, a Newport steak, or a Santa Maria steak. Rich and meaty in flavour and low in fat, tri tip cooks like a tender steak but slices like a brisket – perfect for people who want to do a brisket-like cook up but don’t have the time. It can be smoked, barbecued, grilled or roasted, but generally best when cooked to a nice medium rare, before letting it rest and slicing.