Buttery Crockpot Tri Tip Roast

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Crockpot tri tip roast comes out tender and full of flavor every time with this fool-proof recipe featuring an amazing broth to top off the roast.

Crockpot tri tip roast

Looking for a flavorful and tender roast that practically cooks itself? Look no further than this mouthwatering crockpot tri tip roast recipe. Whether you’re an experienced home cook or new to slow cooking, this recipe is sure to bring out the chef in you.

With just a few simple ingredients and minimal prep time, you can create a show-stopping dish that the whole family will love. The tri-tip roast, a lean and flavorful cut of beef, becomes incredibly tender and juicy after simmering in a crockpot. The result? A melt-in-your-mouth experience that will have your taste buds begging for more.

Tri tip roast can be served at varying temperatures. But, with this recipe cooked to well done the beef is still incredibly tender and for any picky eaters this is perfect.

So, whether you’re cooking for a family gathering, a special occasion, or simply craving a satisfying meal, follow this recipe for the perfect crockpot tri tip roast. Get ready to impress your loved ones with your culinary skills and indulge in the incredible flavors this dish has to offer.

How To Make Crockpot Tri Tip Roast

Ingredients needed

  • Tri-tip roast
  • Baby Yukon potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Onion
  • Bay leaves
  • Tomato paste
  • Beef broth
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Seasonings (listed below)

Quick tip for the perfect roast temperature

Tri-tip roast is normally not cooked to a well done temp for tenderness. However, in this recipe cooking the roast to well down will still result in super tender beef due to the slow cooking process. For your crockpot tri tip you can cook for less time if the meat temperature is a concern. Yet, 3 hours on high well result in a well done but tender roast for everyone.

Crockpot tri tip roast

Making the tri-tip roast in the crockpot

  1. First, mix all the seasonings together. Then, remove the roast from the package and pat it dry. Cover the tri-tip heavy in the seasonings. Some will fall off so no worries about over seasoning. The seasonings will cover a roast up to 3-4 pounds.
  2. Now, add the roast into the crockpot. Next, in a bowl add the beef broth, balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and the tomato sauce together.
  3. Slice up the onion, carrots then place the cut up pieces around the roast along with a few baby potatoes. Then, take the broth mix and pour it around the roast. Do not pour directly on the top of the roast because this will wash the seasoning away on the top. That is your presentation view.
  4. Now, cover the crockpot and cook on high for 3 hours or low for 6 hours. But, I suggest cooking on high, more on that in the frequently asked questions.
  5. Everything will melt together and when it’s time to serve slice the tri-tip roast against the grain patterns and serve with the flavorful both on top.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can you cook tri-tip low and slow? Does it get more tender the longer it cooks?

Yes you can but understand what to expect. If you want a super tender roast that pulls apart this is not the recipe. A sirloin tip roast is perfect for that. The difference is in the collagen between the roast. To make something super tender you need a high amount of collagen that needs to break down within the meat.

Tri-tip does not have enough collagen present to cause this effect. Yes, the meat will be tender but more like a tender steak instead of tender brisket. This is why tri-tip is normally cooked fast because cooking it slow does not result in any difference in tenderness.

Can I cook a frozen tri-tip in the crockpot?

Yes, but increase the cooking time.

What is cutting with the grain?

When you look at the roast you will notice lines, these are the muscle fibers or the grain. You want to cut across these to get tender bites when serving. The tri-tip roast has two muscles and the pattern changes halfway through. Note this when cutting so you know where to turn you knife when serving.

What to serve with crockpot tri tip?

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Crockpot tri tip roast

Crockpot Tri Tip Roast

Crockpot tri tip roast comes out tender and full of flavor every time with this fool-proof recipe featuring an amazing broth to top off the roast.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 serving

Ingredients
 

  • 3 pound tri-tip roast
  • 8 ounce carrots, chopped
  • 1 medium yellow onion, sliced
  • 1/2 pound baby Yukon potatoes
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 6 ounce can of tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1.5 cup beef broth

Seasonings

  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

Instructions
 

  • First, mix all the seasonings together. Then, remove the roast from the package and pat it dry. Cover the tri-tip heavy in the seasonings. Some will fall off so no worries about over seasoning. The seasonings will cover a roast up to 3-4 pounds.
  • Now, add the roast into the crockpot. Next, in a bowl add the beef broth, balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and the tomato sauce together.
  • Slice up the onion, carrots then place the cut up pieces around the roast along with a few baby potatoes. Then, take the broth mix and pour it around the roast. Do not pour directly on the top of the roast because this will wash the seasoning away on the top. That is your presentation view.
  • Now, cover the crockpot and cook on high for 3 hours or low for 6 hours. But, I suggest cooking on high, more on that in the frequently asked questions.
  • Everything will melt together and when it's time to serve slice the tri-tip roast against the grain patterns and serve with the flavorful both on top.
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