Are you tired of the same old dinner ideas? Do you want a meal that’s not only delicious but also easy to prepare? Look no further! This recipe for Crock Pot Sirloin Tip Roast will become your new favorite slow cooker dinner at the end of a long day.
Oh, the excitement I have to share this crock pot sirloin tip roast with you! I usually make a recipe for sirloin tip roast baked in the Dutch oven that my family loves. But this time, with a double pack of fresh beef sirloin tip roast in hand, I decided to try something new. And let me tell you, it was a delightful surprise!
What Is a Sirloin Tip Roast?
Before we dive into the recipe, let me give you a quick overview of what a sirloin tip roast is. It’s an inexpensive cut of beef that comes from the back area of the cow. Due to the muscles used for movement in that area, this triangular cut of meat is lean and less tender. It’s important not to confuse the sirloin tip roast with the top sirloin roast, as they are two different types of beef roasts.
Ingredients and Substitutions
To make this mouthwatering sirloin tip roast in the slow cooker, you’ll need simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Beef sirloin tip roast (substitutions: chuck roast, round roast, or rump roast)
- Beef broth
- Worcestershire sauce
- Soy sauce
- Apple cider vinegar
- Unsalted butter
- Dried parsley
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Smoked paprika
- Salt and ground black pepper
- Potatoes and carrots
Don’t worry if you don’t have all the ingredients on hand. I’ll provide substitutions to help you create this delicious dish.
How to Cook Sirloin Tip Roast in Crock Pot
Cooking this roast is a breeze! Just follow these simple steps:
- Add vegetables: Start by placing the potatoes at the bottom of your slow cooker. Then add the carrots and top it off with thick onion slices.
- Add butter: Add small cubes of butter on top of the vegetables. No need to stir. The butter will melt and enhance the flavor of the au jus.
- Place the roast on top: Lay the fresh sirloin tip roast on top of the vegetables. Make sure to remove any twine if you find it. This will allow the meat to become tender.
- Make the sauce: In a medium bowl, whisk together the beef broth, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, apple cider vinegar, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, dried parsley, salt, and pepper.
- Pour the sauce over the roast: Slowly pour the beef stock mixture on top of the roast, ensuring you get all the flavorful bits. Do not clean the roast or stir anything. Cover your crock pot with a lid.
- Slow cook the roast: For the best results, let the roast cook on low heat for 8-10 hours. Alternatively, you can cook it on high heat for 4-5 hours, but it might be slightly tougher. Nevertheless, it will still be delicious!
- Shred the meat and combine: Once the beef is tender enough to shred with a fork, do so right in the slow cooker. Gently stir the shredded meat with the vegetables and au jus.
- Thicken the sauce (optional): If you prefer a thicker gravy, whisk 2 tablespoons of cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of cold water in a small bowl. Pour it into the slow cooker, stir gently, and cook covered on high for an additional 15 minutes.
Tips for the Best Slow Cooker Sirloin Tip Roast
Here are a few tips to ensure that your crock pot sirloin tip roast turns out perfectly:
- Crock Pot: I recommend using a large Crock Pot to make this recipe. If you have an Instant Pot, avoid using its slow cook setting for this dish, as it will take longer to cook.
- Cook it on low: For the most tender results, cook tougher cuts of meat, like this one, on low heat. However, you can still cook it on high heat if you’re short on time.
- Defrost your roast: Make sure your roast is fully thawed before cooking. According to USDA guidelines, cooking partially frozen meat in a slow cooker is unsafe and can lead to uneven cooking and bacterial growth.
- Cut veggies into large chunks: If you’re using larger carrots and potatoes, I recommend cutting them into 3-4 inch pieces to prevent them from falling apart during the long cook time.
Side Dishes to Pair with the Roast
Since this recipe is a one-pot meal that includes potatoes, you already have your starch covered. Here are a few delicious veggie dishes that would pair well with your crock pot sirloin tip roast:
- Air fryer Brussels sprouts
- Garlic green beans
- Asparagus in the air fryer
How to Store and Reheat
The great thing about this slow cooker recipe is that it can last for 3-4 days. Here’s how to store and reheat it:
- Store: Let the cooked dish cool down to room temperature, then transfer it to an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3-4 days.
- Reheat: To reheat, simply microwave the desired amount of food. If you prefer to reheat on the stove, simmer it in a small saucepan over low heat for 3-4 minutes or until warmed through.
- Freeze: While I personally don’t recommend freezing this dish, you can freeze it in an airtight container with room for expansion for up to 3 months. Thaw it in the fridge overnight and reheat as instructed above.
Q: How long should I cook the sirloin tip roast in the slow cooker?
A: Cooking time may vary slightly depending on the size of your roast and slow cooker. As a general rule, a medium to large roast (about 3-4 pounds) should cook for 8-10 hours on low heat. A smaller roast (about 2 pounds) will be ready in 7-8 hours. Don’t worry if you cook it a bit longer; it won’t hurt the roast.
Q: Can I use an Instant Pot instead of a slow cooker?
A: While it’s possible to use an Instant Pot, I don’t recommend it for this recipe. The slow cook function on the Instant Pot will take much longer to cook the roast compared to a traditional slow cooker.
More Delicious Roast Recipes to Try
If you’re a fan of roasts, here are a few more recipes you might enjoy:
- Instant Pot pot roast
- Beef eye of round roast
- Boneless leg of lamb
So, what are you waiting for? Grab your slow cooker and get ready to enjoy the most flavorful and tender sirloin tip roast you’ve ever had. For more tasty recipes and cooking inspiration, visit Ekilove.
Remember, cooking should be fun and delicious, so don’t be afraid to experiment with flavors and make this recipe your own. Happy cooking!