Here in Utah there is a sandwich place called The Itallian Place. They make a sandwich made with cream cheese and tri-tip. This is our version of that sandwich. This is one of those recipes my husband and I make that we do not have an actual recipe for. I will try and explain what we do, so hopefully someone else can make this delcious sandwich.
*We buy our tri-tip at Costco. You can buy several pounds of it for a good price, and it comes in strips so it easy easy to freeze in specific portion sizes.
About one pound of tri-tip, chopped in food processor
1 small onion, roughly chopped
2 cloves of garlic, diced
4 oz cream cheese
tsp dry mustard
1 tsp chili powder
salt and pepper to taste
Yellow mustard and pickles for garnish
Cook onion and garlic in a large skillet in olive oil until onion begins to brown, about 3-5 minutes. Add tri-tip and season with salt and pepper. Cook for about 5 more minutes and add cream cheese, mustard powder and chili powder. Cook until cream cheese is melted and all ingredients are well combined. Serve on a sandwich roll topped with mustard and pickles.