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Slow Cooker Beef Sirloin Tip Roast

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A slow cooker sirloin tip roast is your ticket to a juicy, mouth-watering meal with minimal fuss. Just imagine a tender piece of beef slowly cooking and soaking up flavors all day while you are at work!

It’s not just dinner; it’s a one-way ticket to creating family-favorite recipes that everyone will remember. You throw it in the slow cooker, and hours later, you have a complete meal that will bring smiles to the entire table.

beef sirloin tip on top of mashed potatoes.
Serve over mashed potatoes or rice.

Simple, delicious, and heartwarming—that’s the beauty of home cooking.

Why I Love Making Slow Cooker Beef Sirloin Tip Roast ❤️

Mixing up the Menu: If you’re searching for a budget-friendly meal that will please even the pickiest of eaters, look no further than the slow cooker beef sirloin tip roast recipe.

Less common than a slow cooker chicken recipe, slow cooker beef is an underrated dinner choice. 🍽️

Cost-effective: Beef sirloin tip roast is an affordable cut of meat that becomes incredibly tender and flavorful when slow-cooked. It’s an excellent option for those looking to feed a hungry family without breaking the bank.

Crock Pot Ease: Another reason to adore this recipe is its dump-and-go method.

With minimal prep work, you toss the simple ingredients into the slow cooker and let it work magic.

Choices: Additionally, you can play around with different spices and seasonings and add vegetables like green beans, baby potatoes, or baby carrots for a complete one-pot meal. The result is a juicy and tender roast tailored to your favorite flavors.


  • beef short ribs or beef sirloin tip roast cut into 1-inch pieces
  • McCormick Montreal Steak Seasoning
  • onion and fresh mushrooms
  • Flavor: Worcestershire sauce, minced garlic, soy sauce, and beef broth
  • Packaging: dry beef stew mix and dry brown gravy mix + water
  • mashed potatoes and fresh parsley for serving
dumping in seasoning packets.
Premade seasoning packets help keep this recipe easy.

How to make Beef Sirloin Tip Roast in a Slow Cooker

  1. Add 1-inch beef short ribs or beef sirloin tip roast to a large skillet and season well with Montreal steak seasoning.
  2. Cook over medium-high, browning the meat. The meat will not need to be done in the center, just browned on the outside.
  3. Remove from the cast iron pan and place into the bottom of a slow cooker.
searing sirloin tip before going into crock pot.
Cut beef into 1-inch pieces and sear in a cast iron pan.
  1. Add diced onions, sliced mushrooms, Worcestershire sauce, minced garlic, soy sauce, beef stew mix, gravy mix, broth, and water to the same skillet.
  2. Cook over medium heat until the mixture begins to bubble.
  3. Reduce the heat and simmer the gravy mixture for 10 minutes.
add gravy ingredients to cast iron pan and simmer.
Make mushroom and onion gravy in the same cast iron pan.
  1. Carefully pour the gravy and onion mixture into the slow cooker over the top of the sirloin roast.
  2. Cooking times: Heat on low for four hours.
crock pot beef recipe.
Let cook for 4 hours.

When cooking is complete, serve tender beef and delicious gravy on mashed or roasted potatoes. If desired, top with fresh herbs (rosemary, parsley, or sliced green onions).

short ribs piled high on mashed potatoes

Perfect Crock Pot Roast Tips

Do not trim the fat from the roast pieces before cooking. The fat adds depth of flavor and helps keep the beef roast moist during the slow cooking process.

  • Use tongs to remove fat from the slow cooker after the beef is ready.

To thicken gravy: Make a cornstarch slurry if you prefer an even thicker sauce.

In a separate bowl, mix a couple of tablespoons of cornstarch with a cup of cold water. This helps to thicken the cooking liquids and create a smooth gravy.

Leftovers: Leftover sirloin tip goes great in cottage pie, as a topper inside sliders, or as a substitute in dried beef dip. You can cut up and use beef in nearly any recipe as a quick fix.

Beef Storage Instructions

Properly storing leftover Slow Cooker Beef Sirloin Tip Roast:

  • Allow the roast to cool down before proceeding.
  • To store leftover roast, transfer it into an airtight container.
  • When refrigerated, leftover roast can be safely consumed for up to 4 days.

Commonly Asked Slow Cooker Recipe Questions

Should I brown the roast before placing it in the slow cooker?

While it’s not mandatory, browning the roast before slow cooking can enhance the flavor by developing a rich, caramelized crust.

brown pot roast in cast iron pan.
Searing the meat keeps flavor in and also looks beautiful on the plate.

Can I cook the frozen roast in the slow cooker?

It is recommended to thaw the roast before cooking in the slow cooker to ensure even cooking and accurate temperature measurement. Cooking frozen meat might result in unevenly cooked and tough meat.

Cuts of Meat for Slow Cooker Roast:

Often, different cuts of meat are scarce in local stores. Some beef roast options work well and still create juicy pot roast pieces.

With any choice of pot roast, cut up the large roast or beef pieces into 1 inch before proceeding with the recipe.

cut up beef for cooking.
If your beef is larger, you may need longer cooking time.
  • Beef Short Ribs: When slow-cooked, the marbled beef short ribs become fall-off-the-bone tender and juicy meat.
  • Sirloin Tip Roast: As a leaner cut, sirloin tip roast can maintain moisture and tenderness when cooked slowly with some liquid.
  • Plate Short Ribs: Offering a hearty flavor, plate short ribs are delicious when slow-cooked with a savory braising liquid.
  • Tri-Tip Roast: Tri-tip can be wonderfully juicy in the slow cooker, making it a great choice for sandwiches and entrees.
  • Boneless Beef Ribs: Boneless beef ribs become exceptionally tender in the slow cooker, making them ideal for various comfort dishes.

Side Dish Ideas for Tip Roast

When it comes to serving the perfect sides with your Crock Pot Sirloin Tip Roast, plenty of side dish ideas will complete your meal.

macaroni and cheese
Mac and cheese always makes a great side dish option.

Green Bean Casserole: While most people only think of this dish as a Thanksgiving classic favorite, this casserole made with fresh green beans and cream of mushroom soup is also the perfect choice for pot roast tips.

Macaroni and Cheese: Indulge in the ultimate comfort food with this creamy and cheesy side dish—the combination of tender pasta and gooey cheese pairs perfectly with fall-apart tender sirloin tip roast.

Biscuits: With all that gravy, it would be a shame not to add some biscuits to sop it up. Frozen ones work great (we love Mrs. Schusters), but if you feel like it, making fresh ones at home is also satisfying.

Try our recipe for easy yeast rolls for beginners or 7 up biscuits.

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beef short ribs or sirloin tip in crockpot over mashed potatoes.
This meal also makes great leftovers for busy weeknights.
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Slow Cooker Beef Sirloin Tip Roast with Gravy

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Beef Up Dinner with Slow Cooker Sirloin Tip Roast! Dinner's secret weapon? Juicy tender beef sirloin tip roast! Let the crockpot do the work while you take all the credit for a mouthwatering meal with homemade mushroom and onion gravy!




  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 8 oz. fresh onions sliced
  • 2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1.5 oz dry beef stew mix packet
  • .87 oz dry brown gravy mix packet
  • ½ cup beef broth
  • 2 cups warm water


  • mashed potatoes
  • fresh herbs


  • Season the Ribs: Place beef short ribs in a large skillet and sprinkle them generously with Montreal steak seasoning.
  • Brown the Meat: Turn the stove to medium-high heat. Cook beef pieces until they're browned on the outside. (They don't need to be fully cooked inside.)
  • Transfer to Slow Cooker: Remove from the skillet and place in the slow cooker.
  • Add Veggies & Flavors: In the same skillet, combine diced onion, sliced mushrooms, Worcestershire sauce, minced garlic, and soy sauce.
  • Stir in a packet of beef stew mix, a packet of gravy mix, beef broth, and water.
  • Cook the Gravy: Cook gravy on medium heat until the mixture starts to bubble. Then, lower the heat and let it simmer for an additional 10 minutes.
  • Pour Gravy Over Ribs: Carefully pour the gravy mixture into the slow cooker over the browned ribs.
  • Cook on Low: Set the slow cooker to low and cook for approximatly four hours. See notes for large cuts of beef.
  • Serve: Place mashed potatoes on plates, top with tender beef, and generously pour over the gravy.


Because this dish has tons of delicious gravy, we recommend serving it over hearty mashed potatoes. That said, it can also go over white rice or be served alone alongside vegetables. 
Whatever cut of meat you use, be sure its cut into about 1-inch chunks. If meat is larger, you may need to adjust cooking time to account for bigger cut slow cooking.


Serving: 1person | Calories: 329kcal

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  1. Christine Cox says:

    Wow! That’s a lot of sodium. To bad you don’t come up with a better recipe that us older people with health issues can eat.

    1. Trisha Haas says:

      First, as noted in the recipe, the nutritional values are auto calculated. They could vary. That being said, there are many ways to make recipes with no or less sodium. When you are picking out the broth and packets for the gravy, simply opt for the low or no sodium versions. Hope that helps!

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