Tri Tip Steak (Frugal Man’s Filet)


Tri Tip Steak (Frugal Man’s Filet)

This is the frugal man’s filet mignon.  When tri tip roasts are on sale you can pick one up for around $3.99 per pound.  From this roast you can cut about four nice 2” steaks and have lots of meat left to turn into a great beef stew.  This can be a very inexpensive and flavorful cut of beef if seasoned and cooked properly.  You will not get the butter tenderness of the fillet but you will get a very tender piece of meat with a great beef flavor.

Ingredients:

4          2” tri tip streaks trimmed

2 tbsp.  All purpose spice rub

1 tbsp.  Olive oil

1 tsp.   Butter

Directions:

Season the steaks with the all-purpose spice rub and let sit at room temperature for around 30 minutes.  Heat the olive oil and butter in a skillet over medium heat.  Add steaks, brown on both sides cooking to a medium rare doneness.  Transfer to a plate and let rest for ten minutes before serving.  Serve with steamed asparagus and roasted potatoes.  You can eliminate the butter if you are watching calories without hurting the outcome.

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