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Sirloin Tip Roast in the Slow Cooker

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Sirloin Tip Roast in the Slow Cooker

Sirloin Tip Roast in the Slow Cooker


A Sirloin Tip Roast is a cut of meat that is perfect for the slow cooker. It is a lean cut of meat. It can lack flavor and moisture because it has a low-fat content. That is what makes it perfect for the slow cooker. This is an easy recipe for a busy day. A family favorite. 🙂

Sirloin Tip Roast in the Slow Cooker

You”ll need:
2 – 3 lb sirloin tip roast
1 1/2 lb small red or yellow potatoes cut into pieces
1 lb baby carrots
1 large onion cut into pieces 
garlic powder
freshly ground pepper
Cut potatoes into bite size pieces put in bottom of slow cooker
 Carrots go on top of potatoes
place cut up onion on top of carrots
sprinkle 1 tsp garlic powder on top of vegetables, place roast on top
sprinkle with garlic powder and  fresh ground pepper
Cook roast on high for 2 hours. Change to low and cook for 4 -6 hours. (Some cuts will take longer) . If you won’t be home,  cook on low for 8 hours or until fork tender.
The roast comes out fork-tender and full of flavor, the carrots and potatoes are so tender and delicious. You can add more potatoes and carrots if you have a larger family:)

Update: The newer slow cookers cook hotter than the older ones. My slow cooker is a few years old and gets pretty hot. I’ve had other newer ones that have gotten even hotter so you should always be careful when cooking on high temperature. 

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Sirloin Tip Roast in the Slow Cooker

93 thoughts on “Sirloin Tip Roast in the Slow Cooker”

  1. Ann says:

    Looks delicious! The hubs has been put on a low sodium diet so that means no more onion soup pot roast! Nice simple recipe that I can’t wait to try. Thanks!

    1. Diane says:

      I have actually been cutting back on our sodium. I love salt so much. The flavor this has will amaze you. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  2. Cindy says:

    That looks so good! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Miz Helen says:

    Oh my goodness, that Sirloin Tip Roast with those wonderful veggies looks so good. I can almost smell the house as that is cooking away in the Slow Cooker. This is a great recipe.
    Hope you have a wonderful week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. Karyn says:

    Yum! I am a huge fan of roast & this looks delicious! Thanks for linking up to Things That Make You Say Mmmmm! this week.

    1. Diane says:

      Thanks so much for hosting and stopping by 🙂

  5. Debbie says:

    Looks like the roast is on sale this week at Kroger. Your roast recipe will be another thing I want to cook in my NEW HAMILTON BEACH SLOW COOKER I got in the mail today from a friend. :o) The food looks so yummy!!!! xxx

  6. Cristie Ann says:

    I was looking for a SIMPLE slow cooked roast and veggies recipe that I could use with the ingredients I already have here at home. THIS IS PERFECT, THANK YOU FOR SHARING!!!

  7. mark mcelvania says:

    i like the way your recipe is laid out with the pictures and easy instructions ty.

    1. Diane says:

      Thank you. I love pictures and detailed instructions myself. Thanks so much for dropping by.

  8. Rita says:

    Just put everything together in the slow cooker. 1st time not using any water… this okay? Thanks it looks perfect! 🙂

    1. Diane says:

      I find that you don’t need any water. The juices from the roast will add plenty of liquid. Let us know how it turns out:)

  9. jen says:

    My roast came tied up in cooking twine. Should I remove the twine before placing in slow cooker?

    1. Diane says:

      I don’t remove the twine until after it’s cooked.

  10. james says:

    WOW! I’m brand new to slow cooking / crock pot cooking and blown away with the ease and quality of this dish! I made some Jasmine rice as a bed for dish. Amazing!

  11. pat says:

    how long would a 2.487 kilogram sirloin tip roast in the slow cooker take, and can i still cook it with the vegetables as you did.

    thank you

    1. Diane says:

      That’s about 5 1/2 pounds. You can cook the roast 2 hours on high then turn it to low for another 6 hours. You can certainly add the vegetables. Good luck!

  12. Claire says:

    What if I am not home to turn the slow cooker from hi to low? Can I just cook the roast on low if I sear it before I put it in the crock pot?

    1. Diane says:

      Yes, I would cook it on low for 8 hours.

  13. Martha says:

    Trying your recipe today for Sunday dinner with Jasmine rice.
    Thank you.

    1. Martha says:

      Tried and my meat came out tough. Found secret to tenderness. I browned my meat on all sides and then placed roast in crock pot and cook on low for 8 hrs.

  14. shelpike says:

    I am not a good cook so it was a pleasant surprise to hear everyone say how good dinner was tonight! Thank you for sharing 🙂

  15. Jim says:

    Ok I cooked it up, but I cheated and rubbed a little salt, pepper and dried rosemary into the meat before cooking. It smells and looks awsome.. I will let you know how it turns out after supper. Thanks for sharing the recipe.. Oh yeah I added some chopped parsnip and celery to the veggies..

  16. Jim says:

    It was delicious!

    thanks again!

  17. Karin Bermingham says:

    Alright I’m trying your recipe right now. Looks great, I love simple & easy, & I’m sure it’ll be delish. Love the pics/instructions – if this tastes as yummy as it looks I look forward to trying more. Thanks !

  18. Dyanna says:

    I am trying this tonight – is there anyway to print your recipes – I need to enlarge the print to read properly.

  19. Lisa says:

    You don’t mention any liquid. I assume the meat and the steam create the moisture?

    1. Diane says:

      I have never added any liquid and there is always plenty when it’s finished because of all the moisture created in the slow cooker.

  20. Noreen says:

    This is going in the crockpot as soon as I leave you a note. Thanks for the easy, peasy recipe! Usually I add liquid but this time I’m going to follow your lead. If it turns out like yours in the pic, I will be thrilled (as will my hubby). Thanks.

    1. Diane says:

      Thanks for commenting, and I hope your hubby loves it as much as mine does 🙂

  21. Jessica says:

    Do I need to sear the meat first? Or can I just put it in crockpot?

    1. Diane says:

      I don’t sear my meat. I just put it in the crock pot 🙂

  22. MsWormwood says:

    Thank you for this. In Florida heat the slow cooker is best option. The market had a sale on sirloin tip. It came out wonderfully tender, and the Aged Parent ate more than three bites.

  23. Judy says:

    Thanks for a simple, yummy recipes! Always looking for slow cooker meals – make it and leave it, then eat it!!
    Being that I don’t cook, this I can do.

  24. Bill F. says:

    I have your recipe in the crock pot right now. I added an envelope of Publix’s onion soup mix, because I’ve made it before with a Boston butt roast and the mix, and I like the onion soup flavor. I am cooking it on high for four hours, or more, because I started it later in the day. I’ll let you know how it turns out. I’m sure it’ll be delicious!

    1. Diane says:

      Thanks Bill. I can’t wait to hear how delicious it turned out 🙂

  25. michelle says:

    Do you have to add any liquid to your crock pot for this meal?

    1. Diane says:

      No I never add liquid

  26. Larry says:

    I am newly retired and have never cooked in my life. My wife did it all. But I decided that since she still works I should try it. This recipe turned out great. The meat was tender and the veggies were flavorful. Thank you for such an easy recipe. By the way, the wife liked it too.

  27. Jean-Yves says:

    Would the roast have to be thawed out first?

    1. Diane says:

      I usually thaw my meat before cooking.

  28. Bob Z says:

    Is this the same as pot roast?

  29. Anna K says:

    Do you think if i use regular carrots insted of baby carrots (dont have any at the house at the moment) would that make a bid difference in taste?

    1. Diane says:

      The big carrots would be just fine 🙂

    2. Diane says:

      The larger carrots would be just fine 🙂

  30. Leslie says:

    Hi Diane,
    I’m sooo making this right now! Sounds de-lish! My problem is I don’t know how to make gravy! Normally I do a pork roast with basically the same ingredients as above however my hubbys family always add liquid. How do you suggest I do gravy? Thank you sooo much for any advice!

    1. Diane says:

      Hi Leslie,
      You can some liquid if you like. I usually have plenty with the roast drippings. If you want to thicken up the drippings into gravy I usually use corn starch with a little cold water to thicken up drippings. Hope that helps 🙂

  31. cynthia says:

    If I use a 1.5kg roast, will I need to cook it for half the time? The recipe looks easy and so delicious. Thank you.

  32. cynthia says:

    Aha! I just reread the ingredients and realized that you listed it in pounds, not kg, so my roast is the exact size as the one you call for. Sorry! Also, some recipes say to brown, others don’t, do you find that it makes a difference?

    1. Diane says:

      Lol! I never brown mine. But you can if you want to. 🙂

  33. julianne says:

    Hi there: I am a vegetarian but I am making this recipe for my dad and my 14-month-old son. How do I know when the roast is done? Even as a non-meat-eater, I will say, it smells pretty good having been cooking all day! I put it in at about 11 a.m. and then turned it to low around 1:30. It’s 4:30 now. Anyway, other than your time guidelines, is there a way to test the meat for doneness? And if it is done before my dad gets here, what do you advise I do, so it doesn’t get “over done”? Thanks!

  34. anna says:

    Can I substitute sweet potatoes for the potatoes?

    1. Diane says:

      Yes you can substitute sweet potatoes. That sounds delicious 🙂

  35. Laura says:

    I am trying to figure out how many pounds of tri tip beef I need to feed 9 people? I plan to do it in the crock pot. My store only has roasts between 2 and 2 1/2 lbs. Is it ok to cook (2) roasts together in the crock pot?

    1. Diane says:

      When figuring how much for each person I use this rule…1/2 pounds per person boneless…3/4 pound per person bone-in. If your slow cooker is large enough you could cook both roasts.

  36. Adrian says:

    Trying this for the first time today….looking forward to the outcome…

  37. Amos says:

    Now that’s a slow cooker roast recipe that works. Especially without all the MSG and things that make you cringe when you read a soup mix or can label. So any roast recipe (most) that has soup or soup mix as the “key” ingredient I stop reading and reject. The sirloin tip roast was worth the less than $2 price difference between it and a similar chuck roast while still being economical and this was a great way to fix it. Whole foods, simple seasoning, simple prep, and very tender. I did marinate the roast overnight in some milk. I also added sliced baby portabella mushrooms and a large bay leaf. The veggies were perfect and the roast so tender. Made enough “juice” that we’ll have the rest of the roast cut/shredded up in the remaining veggies for a hearty beef & veggie soup with no liquid added tomorrow. Let’s just say my wife was a very satisfied kitteh (as she puts it) with happy noises and a contented smile. Btw, I did run mine on high for 3 hours then to low for 2-3 hours as I also was a slacker getting it started.

  38. Kim Oldfield says:

    recipe calls for sirloin tip roast will the outcome be the same if using top sirloin roast?

    1. Diane says:

      Yes a top sirloin would work just as well 🙂

  39. Margie says:

    Can I cook this roast on high for four hours? Or will it make it to dry!?

    1. Diane says:

      I would think the higher heat would tend to dry it out more then slow cooking the roast.

  40. Bruce says:

    I was looking on line for just this type of advice because recently, on impulse, I purchased a sirloin tip roast on sale that I really don’t know what to do with because I don’t cook. I do have a slow cooker though. (Several years ago my sister thought it would make a nice Christmas gift and get me away from the microwave on occasion – it’s still in its original box.). A little afraid about not adding any liquid like beef broth for example but I’m putting myself in your hands; following your directions to the letter and will turn on the cooker later today for an 8-hour slow cook. Many thanks Diane for getting me started with my slow cooker and your recipe.

    1. Diane says:

      You are very welcome Bruce. Honestly I never add any liquid, the meat provides plenty while slow cooking. Can’t wait to hear how it turned out. 🙂

  41. Big Bob says:

    Hi Diane, I am trying your recipes for my first time cooking a roast. After cutting the potatoes and carrots I found not much room for the roast. (smaller slow cooker), so i removed a lot of the potatoes and all the carrots and put the roast on top. Seasoned as you suggest and now I’m crossing my fingers. I see you use no liquid ??? I’ll let you know how it turns out, thanks for sharing.

    1. Diane says:

      Oh no sorry that you had to take some of those delicious potatoes and carrots out. I cant wait to hear how it turned out. Thanks for stopping by.

  42. alysia says:

    I’m making this today! Do you cover when cooking?

    1. Diane says:

      Yes you cover it as it cooks. 🙂

  43. JoJo says:

    Hello Diane I love cooking and wanted to make a roast for the weekend. I have trouble standing for to long and happened to buy all of your ingredients for this roast I added no water and never like msg or artificial ingredients. This is the first time I added no water. I did however browned the roast in butter and onion and added it to the slow cooker. Thank you so much for helping me put my plan in action. Now I can relax and I’m thinking of adding a little red wine later. What do you think?

    1. Diane says:

      I think that sound wonderful. I get a little lazy and hardly ever brown my meat. I can’t wait to hear how it turns out.

  44. Mike K says:

    Hi Diane,
    For a little extra flavor, would you recommend adding some Merlot, and if so how much? Have a great day.

    1. Diane says:

      Hi Mike, I have not added Merlot to my roast. I love playing around with recipes. Let me know how it turns out!

  45. Gayle says:

    I liked this recipe because it was simple.However, I wanted a little more flavor so instead of garlic powder, I chopped/minced fresh garlic in my chopper (about 4 or 5 cloves) I added black pepper and just a sprinkle of salt on both sides to the roast then browned it in a pan in Tb. Olive Oil. After placing in slow cooker I added just a little more black pepper to the browned roast. I chopped/minced about 4 or 5 cloves of fresh garlic instead of using garlic powder. I peeled Yukon Gold potatoes and left them whole. I crumbled one dried bay leaf and sprinkled over the roast, potatoes, carrots and onions. I quartered the onions instead of chopping them. Cooked in slow cooker and this turned out perfect , was tender and had just enough flavor without being too much.

    1. Gayle says:

      I forgot to add that I also used one can of beef broth

  46. Jean says:

    Gayle, you didn’t use Diane’s recipe at all. You simply used one or made up your own that is entirely different. There’s nothing wrong with that but it is just an entirely different recipe than the original.

  47. Amanda says:

    This is amazing. I’m a terrible cook, and whenever I look for an easy recipe it usually involves searing and rubbing and marinating overnight, etc. This is simple and delicious! Thank you!

    1. Diane says:

      Thank you so much Amanda! I love doing things the simple way. 🙂

  48. Cary Ann says:

    I just put my roast In it’s my frist time using the crock pot my roast is almost 2 pounds I’m making it for my son for his dinner to take to work he needs it done by 1:00 pm my alarm malfunction so I ended up starting at 7 o’clock, I’m worried I hope it’s done in time for him to take to work I’m going to cook on high for two hours then on low for 4 I hope it doesn’t take longer than that I have one in extra hour if it’s not done by then. Wish me luck and if you have any suggestion please let me know. Thank you very much for the recipe

    1. Diane says:

      Sounds like you should be fine Cary Ann. Wishing you luck!

  49. Roz says:

    Just read all the comments because I couldn’t believe you didn’t add even a little liquid. Well I am convinced: I will follow the recipe and not add liquid.

    I’ve never liked the soggy result I normally get in the crockpot. Expect it will be easy and good. Thanks.

    1. Diane says:

      I agree it sounds crazy but the slow cooker builds up condensation and that becomes your liquid. Please come back and let me know how it turned out. 🙂

      1. Roz says:

        Very impressive. That is the first time I’ve put root veg in at the start of long cooking and they haven’t broken apart. As well, I could slice the meat rather than it falling apart. I’ve definitely learned something from this. The meal was well received and I turned left overs into stew tonight in about five minutes. Thanks. I’ll visit your site again.

  50. Bob says:

    My roast weighs 3.75 lbs. Should I soak it overnight in milk or buttermilk to make it tender?

    1. Diane says:

      Hi Bob, I’ve never tried soaking the roast. Mine always turns out fork tender, so it doesn’t really need to be soaked. Good luck with your roast, I’d love to hear how it turns out!

  51. Bob says:

    Thanks for the answer. This
    swill save me time.

  52. Molly frost says:

    My friend cooked a sirloin tip roast in slow cooker with potatoes and carrots and the potatoes came out mushy, I am cooking a roast tomorrow so would like to know did yours come out mushy.

    1. Diane says:

      Mine didn’t come out mushy. Make sure you don’t cut your potatoes and carrots to small. Also, some slow cookers on high cook hotter than others so you have to be careful anytime you use the high heat setting. I hope that helps.
      Happy slow cooking!

  53. Bob says:

    I tried it once and it turned out just a you said. I am doing it again tomorrow. Thanks for the help.

    1. Diane says:

      That’s great to hear Bob! Thank you for sharing how delicious your roast turned out.

  54. Loretta says:

    Hi I have a tri tip roast, not a sirloin tip roast . Is there a difference and can i use the tri tip roast for this recipe??

    1. Diane says:

      It think a tri tip roast would be fine in this recipe! Thanks for the comment!

  55. Julia says:

    Diane, WOW! so simple, yet SO tasty! This is fantastic, yum. Thanks for the recipe.

  56. Oralia Babb says:


    I’m trying your wonderful easy recipe I love how you include the pictures with each step. However my friend says I need water. I told him no! I read all the amazing comments that say they didn’t use water and it turned out tender and delicious. I’m praying my sirloin steak turns out delicious.

    Love, Oralia

    1. Diane says:

      Hello Oralia,

      I’ve never added water to this recipe. The beef roast and the condensation from slow cooking adds plenty of liquid to the recipe.

      I’m sure it wouldn’t hurt to add a liquid if you want.

      Thank you so much for your question and good luck! Let me know it turns out!

      ☺️ Diane

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