I've never seen a TT that big, even here in Texas.
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11-11-2012 05:06 PM
Yeah, I'll bet it's not really a tri tip unless there's two of them in that package. No single tri tip is that heavy.
11-11-2012 06:38 PM
I have cooked a tri-tip from Hyvee and it was pretty good. I am guessing/hoping that there are more than one in that pack that is 5.91lbs. I would guess there are 2 in there. Any other photos?
Sadly, around here the going price for tri-tip, if you can find it, seems to be around that price or $5.99/lb maybe. They are so rare that I don't even know typical pricing like I do with other stuff. I think the Costco's around here carry them but I am not a member so I don't know the pricing there.
11-14-2012 10:37 PM
I have gotten them several times here in Cedar Rapids, but they are not cheap. Beef may be beef, but that labeled Amana beef is always exceptionally good. The Amana Colonies are about 20 miles South of here and famous for the beef raised on their farms. It is premium and the worst cattle raised there generally grade out at choice. Any cow that has poor yielding calves will not be in their herd for long. The breeds they raise are BIG livestock and a 6 pounder would be in the range of possibility. The ones I have bought have been regularly near 5 lb. This is Iowa and I'm sure they are finished in the lots on a corn mixture feed after having spent time in the pasture. I'm not a farmer, but was raised in a small Iowa town surrounded by farms and even this amateur can tell you the Amana herds are good looking cattle. BTW, if you are ever in this area and like German food, be sure to visit any of the restaurants in the Colonies, you will not be disappointed.
11-14-2012 11:45 PM
No way that's a single tri tip. The largest one I've ever seen was a hair over 3.5lbs untrimmed. If they are peeled and neatly trimmed, they are usually between 1.5 and 2.25lbs each. Unpeeled and untrimmed, around 2.25-3lbs each.
Sirloin tip roast is far more likely in this case, or 2-3 tri tips. If one piece of meat in there, it is NOT tri tip.
11-15-2012 04:48 AM
I once had a 3.8lb'r it was massive. I prefer them at 2lbs as you get my rub in every bite.
11-16-2012 09:47 AM
I bought a Fresh Tri-Tip from Hy-Vee a couple months ago out of the meat department and I was happy with it. It was about 3 lbs and only cost about $12-15 total. It turned out great. I live in Nebraska and from what I hear we have certain types of meats more readily available.
11-16-2012 11:40 AM
Last time I bought tri-tip in a cryovac like that it had 3 roasts in there each about 3 lbs.