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Tri-tip steak is a very finely marbled and flat steak that is ideally roasted or grilled at high heat. It is also called mayor's cut and has absolutely earned a place in the league of well-known noble cuts.
The Tri-Tip Steak, also known as Hüferschwanzl, Bürgermeisterstück or Maminha, is a wonderful piece of meat for grilling or simmering. In Viennese cuisine it is known as simmering meat, in America and South America it is one of the absolute classics on the grill.
Grilled over an open fire on a spit, the tri-tip steak develops an extraordinary flavour. The steak is very distinctly marbled and has a slight bite.
So many names, one outstanding pleasure!
Bürgermeisterstück, Tri-Tip Steak, Hieferschwanzl - the list of names for this steak is quite long. No matter what it's called, one thing is clear: the taste is simply ingenious. No wonder this noble piece used to be reserved for high personalities - hence its name "mayor's piece". Its triangular and rather large shape is also a characteristic feature.
A classic tri-tip steak is a particularly fine and highly aromatic meat that consists almost entirely of muscle meat. It can therefore weigh 750 g and approx. 1,000 g on the scales, or rather on the grill.
Fun fact about the mayor's steak: Necessity is the mother of invention
By the way, the steak was discovered by chance. When the American butcher Bob Schutz had a lot of beef but no steaks left, he got creative. Without further ado, the muscle between the hip and the ball was made into a steak. The enthusiasm was huge and the tri-tip was born.
Recommendation for cooking
In the pan
Quantity per person
We recommend a 1.3 kg tri-tip steak for two to four people.
Herkunft und Haltung
Quality is our highest concern, and in the case of beef, a few factors are crucial. These include the perfect breed of cattle, the age of the animals and optimal feeding, free of concentrated feed. However, this alone is not enough to meet our requirements.
Because we don't do things by halves when it comes to the quality of our meat products! That is why 100% of our animals come from Austria. The farms are located in the Waldviertel in Lower Austria, in Salzburg and in neighbouring Upper Austria. In addition, at Fitmeat we only process the finest meat from heifers and steers.
The meat has a wonderful marbling and taste. Our classic cattle breeds include Red-Angus, Black-Angus, Charolais, Limousin, White-Blue Belgian and Wagyu, as well as various crossbreeds.
Our cattle are 4x AT certified. This means that birth, rearing, butchering and refinement take place 100% in Austria. The value chain therefore remains entirely in Austria.
We distance ourselves from long animal transports and select our partners very carefully. Therefore, we rely on animals that are kept in a species-appropriate manner, born and raised by small farmers, and on butchers who know both the farmer and the animal personally.
Our butchers let the cuts mature on the bone for a long time. This gives us first-class, well-hung meat that does not lose water during roasting and can be enjoyed with a clear conscience.
Details to the article ”Tritip steak”
|Breed||Black Angus, Red Angus, Simmental, Pinzgau, Tyrolean Grey, Charolais, ...|
|Feeding||Fresh grass on pasture, brewer's grains, possibly maize or cereals|
|Meat maturation||2-3 weeks on the bone|
|Shelf life at 0-4°C||10-14 days|
|Shelf life at -18°C||180 days|
|Hygiene advice||Prepare and consume immediately after opening. Kitchen hygiene is important: Keep the cold chain. Store separately from other products. Work cleanly. Heat through before consumption.|
|Storage advice (Fresh)||Store refrigerated at 0 °C to +4 °C.|
|Storage advice (deep-frozen)||*** compartment (-18 °C): best before: see label - ** compartment: 2 weeks - * compartment or ice cube compartment: 1-3 days - Do not refreeze after defrosting.|
Good to know
- Fresh meat, no frozen goods
- Meat from small farmers in Austria
- Aged and finished by our traditional butcher
- Billing by the gram
- Recyclable packaging
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Packaging and delivery
Your order will be delivered directly to your home by our partner shipping companies. During your order, you can also specify a desired date for your delivery. Thanks to sustainable packaging and specially developed insulation, your meat stays wonderfully fresh and is perfectly cooled with reusable cold packs.
Of course, you can track your order at any time via our tracking portal and view the delivery status. If you are not at home on the desired date, you can simply enter an alternative delivery address or give a drop-off authorisation.
Our express delivery guarantees safe delivery within 24 hours.
5 really good reasons for Fitmeat
- At Fitmeat, you only get premium meat of the best quality from selected small farmers in Austria.
- Our experienced master butchers are pioneers in meat refinement and maturation. At Fitmeat, you get perfectly matured meat that has never been frozen.
- With meat from Fitmeat, you experience sustainable meat enjoyment of a special kind, because quality goes beyond the plate with us.
- With meat from Fitmeat you support Austrian agriculture. Because the value chain remains one hundred percent in Austria.
- What you see is what you get: Whether it's the marvellous marbling of our steaks or the beautiful pastures of our farmers - all the pictures on our website are 100% authentic and taken by us on location. After all, the eye eats with you, doesn't it?