My Facebook friends read about my adventure trying to find tri-tip last Friday morning. I started at Fred Meyer, but they were out. I'd seen Albertson's advertising a special on it, so I went there, but they were out. So I went to the closest Safeway, but they were out. Knowing Costco seems to always have tri-tip, I went there. I'd avoided Costco because I knew I'd have to buy more than I needed, but I was at the end of my rope.
I got a 2-roast pack, took it home, marinated it, oven-roasted it, and served it with sweet potato pancakes and a salad of chopped roma tomato and English cucumber tossed with a little olive oil and salt. But I ended up with a lot of leftover tri-tip.
It's been my experience that roasted meats don't re-heat well. They get an odd flavor. I tried steaming some thin-sliced tri-tip by wrapping it in a wet paper towel and nuking it for 30 seconds for a flatbread wrap, but the odd flavor was there.
Then I tried making French dip sandwiches, letting the tri-tip warm to room temperature for an hour and then dipping it in a simple beef broth jus before putting it on toasted french rolls with butter and swiss cheese. That was okay, but still far from "good".
So I'm putting out the question to my friends and readers: Do you have any tips for making something tasty with leftover tri-tip?