Elk Tri Tip
You get 85% of the tenderness of our premium steaks for 1/2 of the price. Despite the fact that these are in limited supply, the value is excellent. This is the ideal choice for a weeknight dinner. Simple and well-priced. Elk Tri Tip, an iconic Santa Maria staple, straddles the line between a juicy steak and savory roast - ideal for smoking or grilling! Make this unique Rocky Mountain elk cut the star of your next gathering.
The Elk Tri Tip is very much like a steak. Strong in flavor, but quick to cook and tender.
Despite the fact that these are in limited supply, the value is excellent.
You get 85% of the tenderness of our premium steaks for 1/2 of the price.
A small Elk Tri Tip starts at 16 ounces (a pound), and larger cuts are up to 24 ounces. Depending on your appetites, that’s dinner for five or just two.
Why are these Tri Tips so rare?
First, the supply of Rocky Mountain Elk is dwindling. It’s more difficult to farm raise elk every day.
The cut is also a factor. There are only two tri tips per elk, cut from the shoulder region like a sirloin. On an elk, this muscle is narrower.
That’s why Elk Tri Tip is in short supply. I’d be very surprised if you see it at your local butcher or specialty grocer.
Yet this cut is an obvious alternative to sirloin because, like sirloin, the tri tip muscle packs a ton of umami roast flavor.
You can broil or grill it in just 15 minutes and serve it sliced in beautiful medallions.
This is the ideal choice for a weeknight dinner. Simple and well-priced.
It’s also perfect for you or your guests if you haven’t yet sampled widely from alternative meats. Elk Tri Tip is an easy entry into this world of flavor.
Reach out if you have any questions.
Each cut comes individually packed and sealed. Available in Small (16-20 oz) and Large (20-24 oz) cuts.
Need some recipe inspiration? Check out our Santa Maria Elk Tri Tip. Be sure to slice thinly across the grain when serving!