Crock Pot Sirloin Tip Roast

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

  • Sirloin Tip Roast
  • Beef Stock
  • Apple Juice
  • Tomato Juice
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Corn Starch
  • Onion Flakes (dried onion)
  • Herbs de Provence
  • Dried Parsley
  • Garlic Powder
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Butter
  • Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Onion
  • What Is a Sirloin Tip Roast?

    Sirloin steaks bring to mind a great piece of quickly grilled meat — 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.

    Other ways to serve Tri Tip:

  • Sliced with gravy over the top (see above for directions)
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  • Burrito Bowls
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    Crock Pot Sirloin Tip Roast

  • 3 lb. tri tip roast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme leaves
  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 2 tsp garlic minced
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 6 slices provolone cheese
  • 6 buns
  • Combine the salt, pepper, thyme, rosemary and garlic. Rub it over the top of the tri tip.
  • Place the meat into a 6 qt. slow cooker.
  • Add the broth and Worcestershire sauce to the slow cooker around the sides of the meat. Do not pour directly over the top of the tri tip and wash off the seasoning.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours or until the meat is tender, and pulls apart easily with a fork.
  • Remove the meat from the slow cooker and shred or cut into pieces.
  • Strain the remaining liquid and use it as an au jus if making sandwiches.
  • Butter and toast buns.
  • Place meat on top of bottom bun, cover with a slice of cheese and place under broiler to melt cheese.
  • Serve with au jus.
  • FAQ

    Is Sirloin Tip Roast good for pot roast?

    Best Beef 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.

    How do you cook a sirloin tip roast so it is tender?

    Sirloin tip roast is best cooked low and slow in the oven to tenderize the meat. Start it off at 450°F to sear the meat and lock in the juices. Then lower the heat to 325°F for another 60-90 minutes in total or 20 minutes per pound. Note: the exact time will depend on the roast shape and size as well as your oven.

    What is the best way to cook sirloin tip?

    Heat a grilling pan or cast iron skillet over medium-high for 2-3 minutes and once hot sear the sirloin tip for about 1 to 2 mins per side. Alternatively, heat your outdoor grill to medium-hot and cook for 1 to 2 mins per side. Rest & slice. A couple of minutes of rest will suffice because this is a thin cut.

    What is Sirloin Tip Roast good for?

    Sirloin tip roast is perfect served as an entrée with mashed potatoes or roasted broccoli and a crisp salad. The leftovers make great sandwiches during the work week and are perfect in Beef Barley Soup.

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