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What cut of meat do steak tips come from?

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There are two types of steak tips, tri-tips and sirloin tips, and both come from the hindquarters. Tri-tips come from the cut of meat called the sirloin bottom and sirloin tips come from the cut of meat called round tip steaks.

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Tri-tips, previously popular only on the West Coast, are growing in popularity. The meat is typically marinated then cooked on the grill. Like tri-tips, sirloin tips are often marinated, then cooked on the grill. Sirloin tips are also often used as stew meat and are ideal in dishes like kabobs or dishes where the meat is shredded.

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