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Once you try this deliciously easy savory, herb-crusted beef sirloin tip roast recipe, you’ll want to make it again and again! Unlike many other cuts (like boneless leg of lamb, roasted beef tenderloin, filet mignon, tri tip, or prime rib roast), this dish is budget friendly — but still packed with flavor similar to a rump roast.
Why You’ll Love This Sirloin Tip Roast Recipe
- Herby, garlicky, savory flavor
- Tender, juicy meat
- Perfect browned crust
- Easy 10 minute prep
- Uses simple pantry staples
- One of the best inexpensive cuts for a holiday meal on a budget
- Makes delicious leftovers for sandwiches the next day
What Is A Sirloin Tip Roast?
A beef sirloin tip roast, also called a round tip roast, is cut from the hindquarters of the cow. Even though it’s a tougher cut of beef, sirloin tip roast recipes become tender, mouthwatering masterpieces when roasted slowly at lower temperatures.
Ingredients & Substitutions
This section explains how to choose the best ingredients for beef sirloin roast, what each one does in the recipe, and substitution options. For measurements, see the recipe card below.
- Sirloin Tip Roast – Choose a roast with a uniform shape and some marbling. The best place to get it is the butcher shop, but grocery stores may also have it.
- Olive Oil – Extra virgin olive oil works nicely with the flavor of beef, but use any neutral cooking oil you like.
- Dried Herbs & Spices – Including garlic powder, onion powder, dried rosemary, dried thyme, and dried oregano, which give this recipe for sirloin tip roast its rich and savory taste. You can also substitute Italian seasoning instead of the individual dried herbs.
- Sea Salt & Black Pepper
How To Cook A Sirloin Tip Roast
This section shows the best way to cook sirloin tip roast in the oven, with step-by-step photos and details about the technique, to help you visualize it. For full instructions, including amounts and temperatures, see the recipe card below.
- Secure. After refrigerating unwrapped overnight (optional – see tips below for details), tie the roast together at 1-inch intervals with kitchen twine.
- Mix. Combine garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and herbs together in a small bowl.
- Rub. Cover the roast with 1 tablespoon of oil. Rub the seasoning mixture into the meat on all sides. Let the meat rest to come to room temperature, about an hour. Preheat the oven.
- Sear. Heat more oil in a large cast iron skillet on medium-high heat. Sear the roast on all 4 sides, until browned.
- Roast. Transfer the meat to a roasting pan with a wire rack and bake to desired doneness (see roasting times and temperatures below).
- Rest. Take the roast out of the oven, transfer to a cutting board, and tent loosely with foil. Allow roast to rest at least 20 minutes before slicing.
- Serve. Slice the meat against the grain to serve. If you like, you can serve the roast with juices (au jus) from the bottom of the roasting pan.
How Long To Cook A Sirloin Tip Roast?
For a medium rare sirloin tip roast, sear on all 4 sides for about 3 minutes per side in a cast iron skillet, then roast in the oven for 13-15 minutes per pound (40-45 minutes total for a 3-pound roast).
Final internal temperature should reach 135 degrees F. However, since the temperature will rise after removing from the oven, stop cooking at 10 degrees below your desired doneness (at 125 degrees).
I recommend using a probe thermometer to be certain (it will beep when the right temperature is reached), but a regular meat thermometer also works. In case you don’t have one, the time chart below shows the approximate times and temperature for a this roast.
|Desired Doneness||Searing Time (Cast Iron)||Roasting Time Per Lb (At 300°F)||Roasting Time For 3 Lb Roast (At 300°F)||Target Internal Temperature Before Resting|
|Rare||3 minutes per side, on all 4 sides||10-13 minutes||30-40 minutes||115°F|
|Medium Rare||3 minutes per side, on all 4 sides||13-17 minutes||40-50 minutes||125°F|
|Medium||3 minutes per side, on all 4 sides||17-20 minutes||50-60 minutes||135°F|
|Medium Well||3 minutes per side, on all 4 sides||20-23 minutes||60-70 minutes||145°F|
Note: The guidelines above are the temperature that the sirloin roast should be when you take it out of the oven, before resting. The internal temperature will rise an additional 10 degrees while resting.
Tips For The Best Sirloin Tip Roast Recipe
It’s the little things that count when you want a perfectly roasted sirloin tip.
- Dry the meat. Pat the roast dry with paper towels and leave it uncovered in the refrigerator overnight if possible. This firms up and dries the outside of the roast, allowing it to get a better sear. It will still be juicy after you cook it!
- Tie tightly. Tying the roast with twine prevents it from spreading during cooking, which not only makes it look more appealing but also helps it cook more evenly.
- Test with a thermometer. Cook time can vary based on your oven, the shape of your roast, and even the pan you use. A probe thermometer is the best, easiest way to be certain of the right doneness (it will beep when the right temperature is reached), but a regular meat thermometer also works if you use the time chart above.
- Resting is a must. Like all cuts of beef, resting the sirloin tip roast after cooking allows the juices to redistribute inside the meat and keeps it tender. Don’t skip it!
- Cut correctly. Slicing against the grain breaks up the muscle fibers, so each bite is tender as can be.
- Store: Keep leftovers in a covered container in the fridge up to 4 days.
- Reheat: Slices are best reheated in 30 second stages in the microwave so they don’t dry out, or in a skillet with a little beef broth to rehydrate them. You can also reheat a whole unsliced sirloin tip roast in the oven, using the same method as reheating beef tenderloin.
- Freeze: Place slices between sheets of parchment paper in a zip lock bag and keep in the freezer for up to 3 months.
What To Serve With Beef Sirloin Tip Roast
Hearty roasts call for plenty of side dishes! Here are common pairings:
- Potatoes – Try this dish with classic oven roasted potatoes, creamy mashed sweet potatoes, or air fryer jicama fries and mashed cauliflower (shown above!) for less starchy options.
- Easy Veggies – Serve beef with flavorful sides like buttery sauteed mushrooms, quick air fryer broccoli, or crispy asparagus with bacon.
- Salads – Crisp and crunchy salads like carrot salad, sweet kale salad, or a simple spring mix salad pair well with a sirloin tip roast.
More Easy Beef Recipes
Cooking sirloin tip roast isn’t the only way to enjoy beef on a budget… try these rich, hearty, and affordable beef recipes next:
- Kitchen Twine – Use this food grade twine to tie the roast. Available at Amazon or Target.
- Large Cast Iron Skillet – For getting that golden brown sear. Find at Amazon or Target.
- Roasting Pan With Rack – This nonstick pan fits roasts, turkeys, and more! Get it at Amazon or Target.
- Meat Thermometer – Essential for making sure meats cook correctly and don’t overcook. A probe thermometer is ideal, but a regular one will work.
Sirloin Tip Roast
Sirloin Tip Roast Recipe (Easy & Tender!)
This beef sirloin tip roast recipe uses olive oil, herbs, spices, and an easy method to transform a budget cut into a rich, tender meal.
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Tap on the times in the instructions below to start a kitchen timer while you cook.
Pat the sirloin tip roast dry with paper towels.
If you have time, place it onto a sheet pan and refrigerate, uncovered, overnight. (This will help form a nice crust when searing, but you can skip this step if you didn’t plan ahead.)
When ready to cook, remove the roast from the fridge and pat dry again if needed. Tie kitchen twine around the roast at 1-inch intervals. (This will help it keep its shape while roasting.)
Rub the roast all over with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
In a small bowl, combine garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and dried herbs. Rub the spice mixture all over the meat. Let the meat rest for 1 hour to come to room temperature.
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (121 degrees C).
Heat the remaining tablespoon of olive oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the roast and sear on all 4 sides, about 3 minutes per side, until browned.
Transfer the sirloin tip roast to a roasting pan.
Bake the sirloin tip roast in the oven, until it reaches 115 degrees F for rare (30-40 minutes), 125 degrees F for medium rare (40-50 minutes), 135 degrees F for medium (50-60 minutes), or 145 degrees F for medium well (60-70 minutes).
Note: Cook times are for a 3-pound roast. See the chart in the post above for cook times per pound if your roast is smaller or larger. Also, cook time will be different if you didn't let the roast come to room temperature (in step 5 above) or sear on all 4 sides before roasting.
Remove from the oven, transfer to a cutting board, cover loosely with aluminum foil, and rest for about 15 minutes before slicing. (This will seal in the juices and the internal temperature will rise another 10 degrees to reach the right level of doneness.) Slice the meat against the grain to serve.
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Serving size: 8 oz
Note: This sirloin tip roast recipe was re-tested in September 2023. The only change was adjusting the oven temperature to 300 degrees F (instead of 250) and increasing the cooking time estimates.
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