Perfect Sirloin Tip Roast (2024)

This sirloin tip roast recipe is delicious and perfect thinly sliced and served with au jus! It is a lot easier than you think. With just seasoning and a little bit of time, this beef sirloin tip roast comes out deliciously juicy!

Sirloin tip roast is perfect served as an entrée with mashed potatoes or roasted broccoli and a crisp salad. The leftovers make great sandwiches during the work week and are perfect in Beef Barley Soup.

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What is a Sirloin Tip Roast?

Also called a beef sirloin tip roast, or a round tip roast, this is the portion that is cut from the hindquarters of the cow and is often a tougher cut- the larger the muscle, the tougher the cut. This is not the same as a sirloin roast.

A sirloin tip oven roast should be slowly cooked to tenderize the meat, to turn this cut of beef into a masterpiece! Meat is expensive so I always use a thermometer for everything from perfect pork tenderloin to baked ham and even roast chicken!

I have both an instant read thermometer for things like steaks and chicken breasts and one I can leave in the oven for things like roasts or roast chicken. Using a thermometer ensures your dishes come out perfectly cooked and meat is juicy and tender, never dry!

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How to Cook a Sirloin Tip Roast

A high temp at first creates a crust on this roast and seals in the juices (so I don’t bother to brown first). The lower temperature allows the roast to slow cook to tender perfection. This roast is lean so it is important that it isn’t overcooked (use a thermometer). It is also essential that you let the meat rest at least 15 minutes (I usually do 20 min) before carving.

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Allow a 4 or 5 lb roast to sit at room temperature for a good hour.
  3. Rub the olive oil and seasonings onto the meat and set aside.
  4. Slice a whole onion (yellow or white) into thick rings and place on the bottom of a dark pan. A stockpot or cast-iron skillet will do! This will be the foundation for the top sirloin roast to rest on while it roasts AND the onions provide flavor!
  5. After roasting, the onions can be discarded (as they tend to get quite dark) or blended with the juices and into a sauce or delicious gravy. Yum!

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How Long to Cook a Sirloin Tip Roast

Slow and steady will elevate this tougher cut of meat to tasty and tender perfection! Start out at 450°F for the first 15 minutes to sear the meat and then slow roast at 300°F for 50-75 minutes. This can vary based on how cold your roast is, the shape and/or size of the roast etc.

The roast should reach an internal temperature of 135°F for medium rare. Take your roast out of the oven about 5-7° before it is cooked as it will continue to cook while resting under tented foil.

To get this right, I strongly suggest a thermometer. Remove and tent with aluminum foil and let sit for at least 20 minutes before carving.

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Prep Time 10 minutes minutes

Cook Time 2 hours hours

Resting time 15 minutes minutes

Total Time 2 hours hours 10 minutes minutes

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  • 1 sirloin tip roast 4-5 lbs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
  • salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 onion


  • Preheat oven to 450°F.

  • Remove roast from the refrigerator at least 45-60 minutes before cooking.

  • Rub roast with olive oil and seasonings.Slice onions into thick rings (do not separate rings) and place in the bottom of a dark pan.

  • Place roast on top of onions. (You may not need all of them, you need the onions covered by the roast or they will burn).

  • Roast at 450°F for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 300°F and roast until cooked to desired temperature. (135°F for medium-rare, 145°F for medium), about 90 minutes more.

  • Remove from oven (a few degrees before it's done), I usually take mine out at about 142°F and loosely tent with foil. Let rest at least 20 minutes before slicing.

  • Discard onions and save any drippings for gravy or freeze to add to soups or stews.


Leftovers can be kept in a covered container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 294 | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 52g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 140mg | Sodium: 114mg | Potassium: 929mg | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1.8mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

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What is the cooking TIme chart for sirloin tip roast? ›

Oven Roasting Guidelines
beef cutSirloin Tip Roast
weight (pounds)3 to 4 4 to 6 6 to 8
Approximate Total Cooking TImeMedium Rare: 1-3/4 to 2 hours Medium: 2 to 2-1/4 hours Medium Rare: 2 to 2-1/4 hours Medium: 2-1/4 to 2-3/4 hours Medium Rare: 2-1/4 to 2-3/4 hours Medium: 2-3/4 to 3-1/4 hours
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Is sirloin tip roast a good cut of roast? ›

The sirloin tip roast (also known as round tip roast) is cut from the hindquarters, adjacent to the sirloin. The sirloin tip roast is flavorful, but like most lean cuts, it can be tough and should be braised or stewed. The sirloin tip roast can also be used for kebabs or slowly oven-roasted at a low temperature.

Can you cut sirloin tip roast into steak tips? ›

Although its name suggests otherwise, this cut comes from the Round primal, and is found on the front end of the rear leg. Often fabricated into roasts, which are great when braised, but can also be cut into steaks or used for Ground Beef. Also known as Knuckle and formerly known as Round Tip.

What is the difference between top sirloin and sirloin tip roast? ›

The top sirloin comes from the sirloin of the beef and is more tender. The sirloin tip, however, comes from the round and is a little tougher and leaner in its marbling.

Is it better to cook a roast at 325 or 350? ›

When roasting meat and poultry, set the oven temperature to 325°F (163°C) or higher. Explore the charts below to learn how to get great results every time you cook.

How long do you cook a 3 lb roast at 325 degrees? ›

Do not cover while roasting. Roast at reduced heat: reduce the heat to 325°F. If your roast is 4 pounds, roast it for 1 hours 45 minutes more for medium, or 2 hours for medium well done. If your roast is more or less than 4 pounds, roast it for approximately 25 to 30 minutes per pound for a medium roast.

How should sirloin tips be cooked? ›

Just heat up some oil in a heavy pan (like a cast-iron skillet), and sear your steak tips for two to three minutes a side, until they reach an internal temperature of 130°F. Give them a rest for eight minutes, then toss them in your favorite sauce for an easy dinner.

Do you cover roast in the oven? ›

When cooking a roast in the oven, keep it uncovered until roasted to the desired doneness. After removing from the oven, tent with foil and let stand 15 minutes before carving. This allows the juices to redistribute, preventing them from draining out during carving—and preventing dry, disappointing meat.

Can I use sirloin tip roast instead of chuck roast? ›

(although the top sirloin steaks are more tender) If I was doing a pot roast, and didn't have a well marbled chuck or brisket roast, sirloin tip might be my next choice, as that marbling will help it stand up to longer cook times. Top Round is a little finer grained, and therefor a little more tender than bottom round.

How do you cut a sirloin tip roast in the oven? ›

  1. This cut requires a very sharp carving knife.
  2. Again, be sure to slice across the grain. This shortens the fibre and guarantees a tender piece of meat.
  3. Slice each piece ¼” thick minimum, to ensure each slice is juicy and flavourful.
  4. Want to try something different than just roast beef slices?
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What can I do with a whole sirloin tip? ›

The sirloin tip roast is a cut of beef taken from the hindquarters of the cow, close to the hip and it's known for being relatively lean and flavorful. It's also an incredibly versatile cut of beef and can be roasted whole, sliced for steaks, or used in stews and other slow-cooking methods.

What is sirloin tip good for? ›

What is sirloin tip steak good for? Whether grilled or pan-fried on a stove, it is great for a steak salad, tacos, fajitas, and more. Sirloin tip steak is lean and nutritious and when prepared properly, it can be nearly as tender as some prime cuts at a fraction of that cost.

Does sirloin get more tender the longer you cook it? ›

It might seem counterintuitive, but tough cuts of beef get more tender with longer cooking times, while tender cuts of beef become more tough the longer you cook them.

Is a sirloin tip roast tough? ›

Sirloin tip beef roast often gets labeled as a tougher cut of meat. This is due to the beef coming from the hindquarter of the cow where the muscles are used more often for movement. It's best for this cut of beef to be cooked low and slow to help break down the connective muscle fibers.

What is better tri tip or sirloin tip roast? ›

Taste. Tri Tip steak has more flavors than top sirloin because it has more fat. Although it can be chewy at times, it also can still be tender when cooked properly. The top sirloin is leaner and is not from the juiciest section of the cow, but it is quite popular for its deep beefy flavor.

How long does it take to cook a 6lb roast? ›

Common Names
Approx weightRare (125 °F)Medium (145 °F)
4 lb1 hr 45 min2 hr 9 min
5 lb1 hr 51 min2 hr 18 min
6 lb1 hr 57 min2 hr 26 min
7 lb2 hr2 hr 33 min
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What is the cooking time and temperature for roast beef? ›

Cooking Times
CutPreheat Oven to…Roast For…
Premium oven roast (prime rib, sirloin, tenderloin)425°F (220°C)30 min.; reduce heat to 300°F (150°C) and cook 2-2 ½ hours.
Oven roast (inside round, outside round, sirloin tip, cross rib)425°F (220°C)40-50 min. (20 min per lb)

What is the time chart for cooking roast beef? ›

  • Seal the joint in a hot pan for 3-4 minutes over a high heat before transferring to the oven.
  • Preheat oven to 180°C/Gas 4 and allow:
  • 20 minutes per 500g plus 20 minutes (for rare)
  • 25 minutes per 500g plus 20 minutes (for medium)
  • 30 minutes per 500g plus 20 minutes (for well-done)

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