Tri Tip

Also known as tri tip beef or tri tip steak, Tom Hixson of Smithfield are proud to offer a wide selection of rump tail beef that’s ideal for barbecuing and grilling. From USDA Beef delivered to your door, to Black Label Argentine Beef, our range of BBQ rump tail is available in a variety of different cuts to provide a range of delicious flavours and tastes. Part of our extensive range of BBQ meat, the rump tail and tri tip beef are an essential barbecue favourite along with the likes of steak burgers and pork rack of ribs.
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Wexford Valley Tri-Tip / Rumptail

Wexford Valley Tri-Tip / Rumptail

A rich flavour and texture are guaranteed from this exquisite Irish rump tail. A treasure from Ireland.

Aberdeen Angus Rumptail / Tri-Tip

Aberdeen Angus Rumptail / Tri-Tip

Delivers an abundance of aromatic flavours and a rich texture. Rejuvenate the flavours of your BBQ cooking.

Hereford Rumptail

Hereford Rumptail

Carved from the hind section of the rump. A world renowned breed, which delivers an abundance of aromatic flavours and a rich texture.


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Get tender beef brisket texture without the time or effort with our tri tip beef. This underrated cut is ideal for a number of dishes - from easy work lunches, to family-friendly midweek meals and fancy dinner party plates!

Perfectly cut from the hind section of the rump, the Wexford Valley Tri-Tip offers an abundance of aromatic flavours and has a luxurious rich texture. The unique offerings of this product make it adaptable to many different cooking techniques. For your summer BBQ, the Aberdeen Angus Rumptail is the perfect joint for slow roasting and serving alongside grilled vegetables and fresh salads. The Hereford Tri Tip comes from a world-renowned breed offering unbeatable meaty flavours.

Here at Tom Hixson of Smithfield, we pride ourselves on providing you with the finest quality beef from our award-winning producers. Expertly cut by our master butchers, all of the beef we stock offers unparalleled taste and amazing texture. Order beef in bulk online for delivery direct to your door.

Where Does a Tri Tip Come From?

Tri-tip beef is a small triangular-shaped cut taken from the hind section of the rump or the sirloin. It has also been referred to as the triangle steak, due to its shape, as well as rump tail beef and bottom sirloin. Tri-tip offers a range of aromatic flavours within its rich texture and is a must-have for BBQing.

What Can Tri Tip Steak Be Used For?

The unique and aromatic flavours in a tri tip cut make it ideal for a number of impressive dishes ideal for your next get-together with friends, or for an easy midweek meal. You could keep the joint whole for your next Sunday roast dinner, and serve alongside seasonal vegetables and gravy.

For a quick midweek meal, try slicing your tri tip cut and using in your favourite fajita recipe, and stir fry with sliced peppers, red onions, cumin, coriander, and paprika. Serve with warm tortilla wraps, guacamole, sour cream, and pico de gallo to satisfy the whole family.

How Do You Cook a Tri Tip Steak?

Another great use for tri tip beef is steaks. Perfect for serving alongside salted chunky chips and roasted vegetables. To cook your tri tip steak to perfection, follow these simple steps;

  • Let your steaks come to room temperature

  • Season generously with salt and pepper

  • Preheat a heavy pan to medium-high heat with a neutral cooking oil

  • Cook your steak on both sides until a golden crust has formed

  • Use a meat thermometer to cook until your desired doneness

  • Once your steak is done to your liking, take out the pan to rest before slicing and serving.

How Long Does it Take to Smoke a Tri Tip?

Tri tip beef is a favourite of many grill masters, due to its likeness to beef brisket. However, beef brisket can take upwards of 8 hours to cook to perfection. Smoking tri tip beef only takes around 1 hour to grill, and 1 hour and a half for a bigger tri tip joint. For extra flavour and a golden colour, you could sear your beef on all sides for 5-6 minutes before grilling.

What is Tri Tip Steak Called in the UK?

Tri Tip steak is usually referred to as ramp tail in the UK. The popular cut, however, is sometimes called Newport steak, triangle steak, or the bottom sirloin steak if you are in the US.

Is Tri-Tip a Tough Cut of Meat?

This depends on the way it is cut. Tri-tip is a tender cut of meat, but if sliced incorrectly it can become quite tough and chewy. Ensure you cut against the grain and allow time to rest before slicing for the softest texture.