How to Prepare a Sirloin Tip Roast
We hear all the time that there are cuts people just don't know how to prepare. Do you have a Sirloin Tip Roast sitting in your freezer from a beef box or beef half/quarter purchase? This is a great problem to have! Sirloin Tip Roasts are delicious! The beef from this recipe is so tender and full of flavor. It can be eaten on a roll as a sandwich or plain with au jus. In fact, for us, its usually eaten as it drops off the meat slicer. Folks, it is really just that good.
There are two tools that we use when making a Sirloin Tip Roast. One is a meat thermometer. I would recommend an 'in oven' digital meat thermometer. It should have a probe that can stay in the beef for the duration of the cook time. It will alert you when when the meat reaches a specified temperature. This is extremely important for cooking the Sirloin Tip Roast to the perfect doneness. Go out and get one! The other tool you can absolutely get by without, but we love ours. It is a meat slicer that can slice beef and cheese paper thin. It makes a huge difference.
To make this roast as tender and flavorful as possible we prepare the beef to get just up to medium rare. Beef is considered medium rare when it reaches 135 degrees. Meat will continue to rise in temperature after it is removed from the oven. Roasts should be taken out when they reach between 5-10 degrees less than their desired temperature.
Rare Beef: 125 degrees
Medium Rare Beef: 135 degrees
Medium Beef: 145 degrees
Medium Well Beef: 150 degrees
Well Done Beef: 160 degrees
-Sirloin Tip Roast
-Garlic Cloves (sliced thin)
-Meat Slicer (Optional, but VERY nice to have)
1. If roast is frozen, allow it to defrost in refrigerator. This may take a day or more depending on the size of your roast. Prior to cooking allow roast to sit at room temp for 30 minutes to an hour.
2. Make slits on the top of roast and tuck in sliced garlic pieces. Season roast with salt and pepper on all sides.
3. Place a thermometer in the center of the roast. Set temperature on the thermometer to 130 degrees (or adjust per your desired level of doneness). Place the roast in the oven preheated to 400 degrees for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, lower the temperature to 325 degrees for the duration of the cook time.
4. Once the roast reaches 130 degrees (or your desired temp) remove it from the oven and let it rest for 15 minutes. The roast will continue to rise another 5-10 degrees after removing it from oven. This is important. Do not overcook the roast!
5. Slice the beef just before serving. We like to slice as thin as possible.
6. For delicious Au Jus, place the resting roast on a platter and transfer the drippings into a small sauce pan on the stove top. Heat mixture in sauce pan and reduce down to a flavorful juice. Use for dipping your sandwiches in or drizzle on top of the meat for some extra flavor.