This recipe for Crock Pot Sirloin Tip Roast with fall-apart, tender beef and vegetables in au jus, will become your new favorite slow cooker dinner at the end of long day!

Another family favorite is this Instant Pot sirloin tip roast and slow cooker rump roast. So tender and juicy!

Crock pot sirloin tip roast with baby potatoes and carrots in gravy.

Oh how excited I am to share this crock pot sirloin tip roast with you! I have this recipe for sirloin tip roast baked in the Dutch oven that I usually make and my family enjoys a lot.

But last time when I bought a double pack of fresh beef sirloin tip roast, I wanted to try something new. It was a cold snow day, so I thought to make sirloin tip roast in slow cooker would be a great idea! And with tender carrots and baby potatoes, it’s a fuss free one pot meal.

I combined all real ingredient flavors that I could think of, didn’t sear the roast and let me tell you that this was one of the most flavorful pot roast recipes we ever had!

It is a great recipe to enjoy effortlessly!

What Is a Sirloin Tip Roast?

Sirloin tip roast also known as round tip roast, beef sirloin tip roast or knuckle roast is an inexpensive cut of beef that comes from the back area of the cow. Since that area is full of muscles that are used for movement, this triangular cut of meat is lean and less tender.

It is important not to confuse sirloin tip roast with top sirloin roast as they are two different types of beef roasts.

Ingredients and Substitutions

Beef sirloin tip roast, baby potatoes, baby carrots, onion, soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, butter, beef broth, worcestershire, onion powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, dried parsley, salt, pepper.

To make sirloin tip roast in slow cooker, you will need very simple ingredients. Although the list might seem long, I guarantee you have most of these ingredients on hand plus we are listing substitutions.

So you can make crock pot sirloin tip roast recipe anytime!

  • Beef sirloin tip roast: I used 3 lbs boneless beef sirloin tip roast. You can also use chuck roast, round roast or rump roast instead. Make sure your roast is fully thawed and twine has been removed.
  • Onion: Yellow onion, white onion or red onion will add nice flavor to au jus. No soup onion mix can compare.
  • Beef broth: I use roasted beef base mixed with water which has regular amount of sodium. If you have low sodium beef stock, make sure to increase salt to 3/4 teaspoon or more.
  • Worcestershire sauce: Adds so much flavor. If you do not have any on hand, I recommend to use extra tablespoon of soy sauce instead. Also you can substitute ACV with same amount of balsamic vinegar and omit Worcestershire then.
  • Soy sauce: Or certified gluten-free liquid aminos will work to add umami flavor. Substitute with 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire.
  • Apple cider vinegar: Necessary for that sweet and savory profile. You can also use balsamic vinegar, white wine vinegar or red wine vinegar.
  • Unsalted butter: If you have salted butter, reduce amount of salt further.
  • Dried parsley: Photos show fresh parsley, which you can use. However, I used dried parsley. Replace with 1 teaspoon of dried oregano, basil or Italian seasoning.
  • Garlic powder: If none on hand, use 2 minced fresh garlic cloves. Or add 1 teaspoon extra onion powder.
  • Onion powder: In addition to fresh onion. Can also omit and use 1 teaspoon garlic powder instead.
  • Smoked paprika: Regular paprika will work although smoked paprika adds nice smoky flavor.
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • Potatoes and carrots: I used 1.5 lbs of baby potatoes but you could use more and as well as cut up into big cubes yukon gold potatoes. I believe small potatoes hold their shape a bit better though. Cut into large chunks carrots will work as well. You can use russet potatoes but be prepared for more mushy consistency.

Recipe Tip

To change things up, you can also try this recipe for pot roast seasoning. Use it in place of dried herbs and spices at a rate of 1 tablespoon of seasoning per pound of meat.

How to Cook Sirloin Tip Roast in Crock Pot

Here is a detailed overview how to cook sirloin tip roast in slow cooker. This crock pot roast recipe requires 10 minutes of prep before and 10 minutes after, without searing the meat first. There is full recipe card below.

I always use this 7 quart Crock Pot to make all of my slow cooker recipes.

Step-by-step process adding baby potatoes, carrots, onion, butter, roast and sauce to slow cooker.
  • Add vegetables: First you want to add you potatoes to the bottom of your slow cooker. Then add carrots and lay thick onion slices on top.
  • Add butter: Add small cubes of butter and no need to stir. Butter will melt enhancing the flavor of au jus. Especially, amazing if you decided to turn it into gravy at the end. See last step.
  • Place roast on top: Lay your fresh sirloin tip roast on top of vegetables. Make sure to remove the twine, if any, to give meat the chance to become tender. If you forgot, it’s OK but remember next time.
  • 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.
Person showing how to pour sauce over roast ingredients, then finished roast and shredded meat in crock pot.
  • Add on top of roast: Slowly pour beef stock mixture on top of roast, making sure to get all the last bits that may have settled at the bottom of the bowl. Do not clean the roast or stir anything. Cover your crock pot with a lid.
  • Slow cook the roast: A lean roast like sirloin tip roast benefits from slow cooking on low heat. I recommend to slow cook it for 8-10 hours on Low. You can absolutely cook it for 4-5 hours on High heat but it might be a bit more tough. But still delicious!
  • Shred meat and combine: Your beef is ready when you can easily shred it with a fork. Shred right in slow cooker and then gently stir with vegetables and au jus.
  • Thicken the sauce (optional): If you would like more of a gravy than au jus, 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 temperature for 15 minutes.

How Long to Cook Sirloin Tip Roast in Slow Cooker?

Cooking time may vary slightly based on the size of your roast and the size of your crock pot as well. As a rule of thumb, medium to large roast, about 3-4 pounds, is enough to cook for 8-10 hours on low heat. Smaller roast, about 2 pounds, should be ready in 7-8 hours.

I cooked 3 lbs roast and after 8 hours it was flaking easily with a fork. However, 10 hours will not hurt your roast either.

Person holding tongs inserted into crock pot with shredded beef and veggies in au jus.

Tips for Best Slow Cooker Sirloin Tip Roast

Here are my top tips to ensure you end up with the best crock pot sirloin tip roast in the world!

  • Crock Pot: I use this Crock Pot to develop all of my recipes. I love it because it is extra large for my hungry family, so I can always add extra potatoes. If you have Instant Pot, I don’t recommend you use its slow cook setting to make this recipe because it will take much longer to cook! You can make sirloin tip roast in Instant Pot instead.
  • Try to cook it on low: If you have time, it’s best to cook tougher cut of meat like this one on low heat for the most fork tender results. However, you can still cook it on high heat.
  • Defrost your roast: Make sure to fully thaw your roast before cooking. According to USDA, it is unsafe to cook frozen or half-defrosted meat in slow cooker. Not only it won’t cook it evenly and will need longer cook time, it also becomes a breeding ground for harmful bacteria.
  • Cut veggies into large chunks: If using large carrots and potatoes, I recommend to cut them into 3-4 inch pieces to prevent from falling apart during long cook time.

Side Dishes to Pair with Roast

There are various kinds of side dishes you can pair with your crock pot sirloin tip roast. Since it is a one pot meal, you already have your starch in a form of potatoes.

On the side, I think you can pair it with these nice veggie dishes:

How to Store and Reheat

What’s great about this slow cooker recipe is that it can last 3-4 days.

Store: Let the cooked dish cool down to room temperature, then transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3-4 days.

Reheat: Reheat desired amount of food in microwave. To reheat on the stove, simply simmer in a small size saucepan on low heat for 3-4 minutes or until warmed through.

Freeze: I think the best way to store this dish is to refrigerate and do not freeze. I personally do not like the texture of potatoes once thawed. However, I know many people are OK with freezing cooked potatoes. If you are one of them, freeze roast in an airtight container with some room for expansion for up to 3 months. Then defrost in the fridge overnight and reheat as per instructions above.


Why is my roast tough in the slow cooker?

It is because the collagen hasn’t had a chance to break down. Cook it for longer, make sure there is enough liquid and keep your eye on it. As soon as it easily flakes with the fork, your roast is tender.

Does sirloin tip roast get tender?

Yes. The longer you cook it, the more tender it gets. For fall-apart tender sirloin tip roast try to cook it on low heat setting for at least 8 hours, better for 10 hours.

Can I omit the vegetables?

Yes. Just skip potatoes and carrots, or just either. You can also use parsnips or sweet potatoes or just serve with mashed potatoes instead.

Do I have to brown the roast before putting it in slow cooker?

No, it is not necessary. However, if you would like to brown your roast, do so in a large skillet for 3 minutes per side. I have found it doesn’t add significant amount of flavor to this slow cooker sirloin tip roast recipe.

More Delicious Roast Recipes to Try

Person pouring gravy over cooked sirloin tip roast with veggies in slow cooker.
Crock pot sirloin tip roast with baby potatoes and carrots in gravy.

Crock Pot Sirloin Tip Roast

This recipe for Crock Pot Sirloin Tip Roast with fall-apart, tender beef and vegetables in au jus, will become your new favorite slow cooker dinner at the end of long day!
4.89 from 102 votes
Servings 6
Calories 461
Diet Gluten Free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes




  • At the bottom of large slow cooker, spread baby potatoes, baby carrots and onion. Top with cubes of butter and place sirloin tip roast on top.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk beef broth, apple cider vinegar, soy sauce, worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, parsley, salt and pepper. Pour slowly over the roast.
  • Close the lid and cook on Low for 8-10 hours or until meat is tender and easily pulls apart with a fork. It's best to cook tougher cut of meat like this one on low heat for the most fork tender results. However, you can still cook it on high heat for 4-5 hours.
  • After shred meat with two forks right in the slow cooker, gently stir and serve with the veggies and au jus.


Store: Let the cooked dish cool down to room temperature, then transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3-4 days.
Freeze: I do not like the texture of potatoes once thawed. However, I know many people are OK with freezing cooked potatoes. Freeze roast in an airtight container with some room for expansion for up to 3 months. Then defrost in the fridge overnight.
Sodium for this dish is high but that is including all of the au jus more likely you won’t end up consuming. You can also add less salt.


Serving: 2cups | Calories: 461kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 53g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 140mg | Sodium: 1046mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: North American
Author: Olena Osipov
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  1. 5 stars
    This is a review from someone who actually made this recipe exactly how it says to make it. It was a long 10 hours of never taking off the slow cooker’s lid….not once. This is so worth the wait though! Made french dip sandwiches with it tonight, and seriously the best ones we’ve ever had. It makes so much pulled meat that I’ll turn the leftovers into Philly cheese steaks tomorrow and probably enchiladas the next day. It’s easy and awesome, just need a bit of patience to let it cook. Thanks for the recipe.

    1. Sounds amazing, glad you love this recipe so much! We are making French dip sandwiches this weekend as well. Enjoy!

  2. 2 stars
    9 hour cook but beef is very tough. I’m going to try to cube it and cook longer. Flavor is good but the texture is a fail.

    1. Maybe your slow cooker cooks on lower heat. Could be many reasons ie age, model etc. Did you use Instant Pot as a slow cooker by any chance? It cooks slower too. In any case longer cook time will make roast tender. In my experience problem always lies within the cooking temperature. Hope this helps.

    1. Good to know this recipe was delicious with pork sirloin roast as well. I’m sure some riddles will find it helpful. Thank you for sharing that, Donna!

    1. Hi Samantha. I think you can use top sirloin. It is more expensive though but more tender than sirloin tip, so it should shred and come out tender. I personally haven’t tried it but I think you should be fine!

    2. I made this tonight with prime top sirloin from Costco. It’s still cooking for another hour and I can’t wait! My house smells amazing

  3. 5 stars
    Very good! I added 2 large cloves of fresh garlic and increased the paprika. When whisking your broth mixture try adding 3 or 4 tablespoons of flour to the mix. Nice slow cooked gravy. Try letting one of the tablespoons of butter slowly melt on top of the roast.soo good

  4. I am making this tomorrow. Wouldn’t the carrots be overcooked after 8 hr?
    Not putting in potatoes. Will make oven roasted with gravy.

    1. No they won’t be. They will be just soft, I mean not al dente or crispy but just soft. If you like you can cook them with potatoes in the oven. Enjoy and have fun!

  5. 5 stars
    This recipe is delicious. My husband says it’s the best roast he’s ever had!
    My only issue is that it is NOT GLUTEN FREE, and it should not be marketed as such.

    1. I’m glad you guys enjoyed this roast! Of course this recipe is gluten-free. Most Worcestershire sauce brands are gluten-free and tamari or liquid aminos are used by celiacs instead of soy sauce. We mention it in the ingredients list and those who need it have gluten free products on hand anyways. It is so easy to find anything gluten-free these days, if you have to.

      1. 5 stars
        This roast was wonderful.
        Haven’t cooked one for awhile (reducing red meat consumption), but wanted a surprise for hubby (Sirloin connoseiur) and HAD to have a great recipe. THIS is it!! Thx so much.

        1. Yay! So happy to hear! I hear you about the red meat consumption but some days you just must have a roast!

    1. Since we are slow cooking it, I am pretty sure you can. Just cook it on low heat and not high, so it breaks down and softens better.

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