Slow Cooker Sirloin Tip Roast
Crock pots can be wonderful time saving tools. They can also be kind of tricky. Soups and stews I've mastered. Pulled BBQ meats I can do. It's the roasts that always throw me for a loop. I toss it in before I leave for work, but all through the day I'm wondering, "Will it work? Or should I start looking for pizza coupons?" THIS one, my friends, was a success. It smelled great when I walked through the door; the meat was tender and flavorful, and we also had a wonderful gravy without any additional work. Pair this with mashed potatoes and you've got an easy meal for a cold night.
Recipe adapted from Fix It and Forget It cookbook.
2-lb. sirloin tip roast
1 envelope dry onion soup mix
1 envelope brown gravy mix
1 bottle of beer (preferably a full-flavored beer; I used Red Stripe)
1 clove garlic, minced
Coat roast with meat rub, and then follow with flour. Place in slow cooker
In a bowl, combine dry onion soup mix, brown gravy mix, beer, and garlic. Pour over roast.
Cover. Cook on low 7-9 hours.
A Note From The Little Lady: You might be thinking that a 2-lb. roast sounds like a heck of a lot for two people. Keep in mind that the roast cooks down in size over the time it's in the crock pot. Chances are you'll have a helping of leftovers, but I know we were surprised at how much we ate despite feeling like we didn't eat that much. If that makes sense...
Another note: The original recipe calls for ginger ale instead of beer. We didn't have any ginger ale, and I almost substitued Diet Coke, because I know cola roasts are prevalent. I've read, though, that you shouldn't use Diet (I'm not sure why?) so I figured beer would make a good substitute. Considering how much we liked this, I don't think I'll use anything but beer going forward.