Was this at Kroger? I refused to buy them at the 7.99/lb they were charging here. Apparently, everyone else was doing the same because they pretty soon became manager's specials so I snagged a couple at 4.49/lb even knowing they were essentially brined. I wound up just broiling both in the oven (Seperate nights) and they were OK, but I was glad I didn't waste the time/energy/fuel to reverse sear them on the kettle. I too wish we could get REAL tri tip in this area.
Guerry >^..^< Pit Beeatch for Team Munchkin
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