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JbTech
01-27-2017, 04:35 PM
I found a guy that will cut beef to order. Great guy at a small butcher/deli/liqour store/gas station about 12 miles from me.

This is the 2nd time I've had him cut tri-tip for me. I'm not convinced what cut of meat I'm actually getting.

Typically TriTip from Kroger is the typical trimmed pre-packaged deal.

Anyone have any insight into what I'm getting?




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leanza
01-27-2017, 06:45 PM
Im not sure from looking at the package. But 6.59lb is steep

alecksjaycubs
01-27-2017, 07:05 PM
That does not look like any TT I've ever seen. Wrong shape, wrong marbling, wrong thickness. Should look like this.

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jham0077
01-27-2017, 07:07 PM
Looks like a round to me, what beef jerry is made with. That's about a right price for it.

WareZdaBeef
01-27-2017, 07:11 PM
Looks like a round to me, what beef jerry is made with. That's about a right price for it.

No way. I make jerky with eye round in large quanitys and all my local grocery stores in the east coast on sale for under $3/lb. And they go on sale atleast two times a month.

jham0077
01-27-2017, 07:14 PM
No way. I make jerky with eye round in large quanitys and all my local grocery stores in the east coast on sale for under $3/lb. And they go on sale atleast two times a month.

:shocked: I think it was close to that the last time I bought one. Sure not $3 though. I do live in nowhereville though. It boils down to supply and demand here.

WareZdaBeef
01-27-2017, 07:28 PM
:shocked: I think it was close to that the last time I bought one. Sure not $3 though. I do live in nowhereville though. It boils down to supply and demand here.

Beef prices are not cheap in PA either. But $6 is alot for eye round. Maybe i am spoiled with always buying better cuts when on sale, but to me eye of round is ONLY good for making jerky, and i would never pay more then $3/lb.

JbTech
01-28-2017, 08:24 AM
The Tri Tip I've bought locally before is right around this same price.

I just wasn't sure if it was an untrimmed chunk of Tri...

Bummer :wacko:

1buckie
01-28-2017, 12:43 PM
Possible it's eye of round....or a partial piece of that cut.....more likely it's a ball tip, cut that lies just north of the tri-tip.....every bit as good, just a little less marble/ fat content.......
I inject w/ creole butter or the like & they come out great !!!

Richard_
01-28-2017, 01:11 PM
Ball tip

JbTech
01-28-2017, 05:04 PM
The plan is to cook it just like a TT.

The last one of these slightly resembled a Tri Tip, so I didn't question it too much.

Thanks for the education! Anyone have a link to a cut chart? Like with the cut numbers so I can ask the guy next time I go in?

1buckie
01-28-2017, 05:23 PM
No cut chart handy, but if you have a few minutes, check into part 3 & 4 of this cutting vid series....it's que'd to pt. 3......

Beef Carcass Break Down 3 - butcher - YouTube

steelarz47
01-28-2017, 07:34 PM
definitely appears to be eye of round.