Post # 1
So, I rarely use my crock pot but I would really like to try to make a roast in it tomorrow. I have a boneless sirloin tip oven roast. I would like a tender roast but most importantly good gravy! Would this cut work or should I go to the store for a different cut of meat (I’ve heard cheaper, tougher cuts work best in the crockpot)
Also I’ve seen recipes with mushroom soup and onion soup mix – is this good? Also seen one that had brown gravy mix rather then mushroom soup. Help!!! which would make the best gravy (and tender roast)?
Post # 3
@lonsk: Are you wanting like, fall apart roast? Or one that you will have to cut in slices? Sirloin tip roast is delicious in the crock pot, but it will be more like a slices roast than a shredded roast. Still very tender, though!
I LOVE making roast in the crock pot. I probably cook a roast twice a month. Here’s my favorite recipe:
Place your roast in the crock pot. Mix a cup of beef broth with a packet of ranch dressing mix, a packet of dry italian dressing mix, and a packet of dry brown gravy mix. Pour the mixture over the roast and cook on low for about 8 hours. It is SOOOO good! I also put potatoes and carrots in UNDER the roast. Just make sure the veggies are completely submerges with liquid. you can add a little more beef broth or water if you need to. The recipe is very forgiving.
ETA: The “gravy” this makes will be very watery in texture, not thick like gravy. If you want it thick, empty the liquid from the crockpot (after the roast is done cooking) into a saucepan and bring it to a simmer. Mix some corn starch (about 2 teaspoons) with some water (about 1/4 a cup), then pour it into the liquid while it is simmering. This will thinken it up. You can keep adding more until you get the thickness you want!
Post # 4
@LilliePad: Thank you for that info on the sirlion tip roast staying together in the crockpot, I am wanting to make a roast in the crockpot and I was hoping I could get one that would stay together. I’ll keep this in mind!!! 🙂
Post # 5
@Duckie731: No problem! And I edited my previous post a little bit with a little more info. Good luck!!
Post # 6
@LilliePad: to be honest as long as the meat is tender I don’t care if I have to slice it or it falls apart. I just really want delicious gravy (My Mother-In-Law is staying with me so I don’t want to F*#$ it up!) I saw a recipe similar to yours on pintrest so I bought all the mixes but started to second guess myself when I saw the mushroom soup recipe – I’m so indecisive! Thank you for your help!
Just saw your edit – great info!
Post # 7
i use this cut of beef in the crock pot all of the time. they turn out great.