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  • efincoop
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    Tri-Tip for Ropa Vieja?

    Hi All,

    I picked up a decent looking piece of beef labeled tri-tip sirloin roast at the local grocery store yesterday. It does not have the typical tri-tip shape, but it does seem to resemble it some. Anyway I am torn between cooking it reverse sear on my Weber kettle or making Ropa Vieja in my new Instant Pot. Any thoughts or suggestions?
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  • barelfly
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    #2
    Having just cooked Ropa Vieja last month and loving tri tip, I’d probably use another cut. I just like the tri tip on the Weber or smoker.

    But who am I to say, I’m sure the tri tip would work, but there isn’t as much intramuscular in the trip as what a chuckie has, so may be a little different texture wise. If the tri tip is readily available to you, why not give it a go. I’d be interested to see how the instapot ropa vieja comes out. I cooked my recipe in my Dutch oven. Have at it and report back!

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    • Thunder77
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      #3
      It looks to me like a tri-tip that they trimmed the skinnier end off of. Why they would do that, i don't know. I think it will do well for either. I have made tri-tip in Instant Pot, and it comes out delicious. But if you want to enjoy it like a steak, do the reverse sear. Either way I think you will be happy with it.
      Although I do think that it is better suited to the grill.
      Last edited by Thunder77; January 5, 2020, 08:39 AM.

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        #4
        I would reverse sear it. Nothing beats Tri Tip on the grill!

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        • efincoop
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          #5
          Thanks everyone for weighing in. I think I'll go with the grill tonight & pick up some flank steak for Ropa Vieja.

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            #6
            What Instant Pot recipe do you use for the Ropa Vieja, @elfincoop?

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            • efincoop
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              #7
              fzxdoc in the end I did the reverse sear cook on my Weber Kettle, but I was planning to try this recipe https://blog.williams-sonoma.com/ins...ot-ropa-vieja/ or this recipe https://latinamommeals.com/instant-p...an-ropa-vieja/

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                Thanks!

                K.

              • ofelles
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                @enfincoop I like the Latina Mom website. I'm always looking for authentic Latin recipes thanks

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                I like the Latina Mom site too. I love some cuban style black beans, and I found that recipe right away.

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