This slow cooker tri tip roast is delicious, fall apart tender and is perfect on its own or made into sandwiches.
This recipe for Tri Tip Roast was originally published in my Holiday Slow Cooker Cookbook and is one of my favorites. It is the one my boys ask me to make more than any other recipe in my cookbook.
Tri Tip is a triangular shaped roast from the bottom sirloin cut of the cow. It is also known as a Triangle Roast, a Bottom Sirloin Tip, a Santa Maria or California Cut. It is a less expensive cut of meat with a lot of flavor and is tender. Cooking it in the slow cooker makes it even more tender.
What you need to make Slow Cooker Sirloin Tip Roast
What Is a Sirloin Tip Roast?
Sirloin steaks bring to mind a great piece of quickly grilled meat â but the name of a sirloin tip roast is a bit of a misnomer, as its technically not a sirloin at all. Actually, its the inexpensive cut of meat that comes from the hindquarters of the cow. Its also known as a round tip roast or a knuckle roast, and its located next to the tip of the sirloin, hence the name.
“Sirloin tip roast has a boneless and lean cut,” says Chef Gocha Hawkins of Gochas Breakfast Bar. “Its cut from the hindquarters of the cow, which makes the meat tougher. This mainly depends on the muscle size, as larger muscles tend to be tougher.”
The backside of the cow, where the sirloin tip roast comes from, is an area used for movement. Because that area is used so much, its made up of mostly lean muscle rather than fat. This makes it a tougher cut of meat, rather than a tender cut such as a standing rib roast or a tenderloin.
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Is Sirloin Tip Roast good for pot roast?
You can use any of your favorite braising beef cuts such as chuck roast, rump roast, sirloin tip roast, or English roast. Sirloin tip roast is almost always a great choice, as it’s budget-friendly and so tender when you braise it.
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