The smoked sirloin tip roast is a great way to enjoy a deliciously tender medium rare steak with lots of flavors. This recipe uses a simple rub of pantry spices to give the beef a nice flavor and is smoked using hickory wood chips for a classic barbecue flavor.
It only takes a few hours to smoke this roast, so it's perfect for a BBQ dinner party or weekend cookout. Very similar process as my smoked tri tip.
🌟 Why this recipe works
Smoking meat is a classic cooking method that has been used for centuries. It involves slowly cooking the meat over low heat, using wood chips to create smoke. This process not only imparts a wonderful flavor to the meat but also tenderizes it, making it incredibly juicy and delicious.
One of the great things about this recipe is that it is very simple yet produces a flavor-packed roast. The beef is rubbed with a blend of pantry spices, including garlic powder, fresh rosemary, thyme, and mustard.
This creates a nice flavor on the beef that is further enhanced by the smoking process. The tender beef is then pan-fried to give the sirloin roast a wonderful golden crust that is sure to be a hit with your guests.
The cooking method for this recipe is very straightforward. It is first rubbed with the spices, then placed in the smoker or Pit Boss pellet grill, and cooked until it reaches an internal temperature of 130 (medium rare).
If you're looking for a delicious way to cook beef that is sure to please your guests, then give this smoked sirloin tip roast recipe a try. You won't be disappointed!
🍽 Key Ingredients
What makes this smoked sirloin tip roast recipe so great is, of course, the beef. You'll want to use a quality sirloin tip roast for this recipe, as it will be the star of the show.
Beef roast - This recipe calls for a sirloin tip beef roast, which is a cut of meat that is well-marbled and full of flavor. It's important to use a good-quality beef roast for this recipe so that the final product is tender and juicy.
Mustard - Mustard adds a nice tanginess to the spice rub and helps to create a delicious crust on the beef when it is pan-fried.
Garlic - Garlic is a key ingredient in the spice rub and gives the roast a nice savory flavor.
Rosemary - Rosemary is a classic herb that pairs well with beef. It adds a nice earthiness to the flavor of the roast.
Thyme - Thyme is another classic herb that goes well with beef. It has a slightly minty flavor that rounds out the spice rub nicely.
Hickory wood chips - Hickory wood chips are used to smoke the beef and give it a classic barbecue smoke flavor. You can find these at most hardware stores or online.
Oil - You'll need a small amount of oil to pan-fry the roast after it is smoked. Use standard or extra virgin olive oil, grape seed oil, or another oil of your choice.
Sirloin tip roast
If you can't get your hands on a good-quality sirloin tip roast at your butcher's, a round tip roast or top sirloin roast are perfect substitute options. Alternatively, sirloin filets are an even better option for tenderness and flavor, and when cooked perfectly, sirloin filets are as good as tenderloin!.
🔪 How to make
Smoked sirloin tip roast is a surprisingly easy recipe to make that involves 5 minutes of prep and 3-4 hours of smoking, which is done by the smoker. So all you need to do is wait until the meat is cooked perfectly, then just slice and serve!
Remove the Sirloin Tip Roast from the fridge and let it come to room temperature for at least 20 minutes.
Pat the meat dry with paper towel and liberally rub the mustard all over the sirloin tip roast. This will help the garlic and herbs stick better.
Coat the entire meat with chopped garlic, herbs, and season with coarse salt and cracked black pepper.
Start your smoker with hickory wood chips or another type of wood, like cherry, maple, or pecan.
Insert the meat thermometer into the thickest part of the sirloin tip roast as close to the center as possible.
Place the roast as close to the smoke stack as possible, with the fattest portion facing towards the center of the smoker.
Smoke the sirloin tip until the internal temperature of the roast reaches 130 degrees Fahrenheit. It usually takes 3-4 hours for the meat temperature to reach 130.
Remove the roast from the smoker, wrap it in foil, and let the meat rest for 20-30 minutes before reverse searing.
Preheat a cast-iron pan on medium-high heat with grape seed oil.
Once hot, sear meat for 30 seconds on each side to give it a nice golden crust.
Remove and carve your perfectly smoked sirloin tip roast in thin slices, and serve!
💭 Cooking tips
Using a different smoker
A charcoal grill/charcoal smoker will work just as well for this recipe. However, the meat won't impart as much smoke flavor from using charcoal as the wood chips.
Allow the meat to rest
After cooking the meat, it's important to let it rest for a minimum of 15 minutes and maximum of 2 hours before slicing it. This allows the juices to redistribute throughout the roast, making it juicier and more flavorful.
Slicing the meat
When slicing the meat, be sure to slice it against the grain. This means that you should cut the roast into long, thin strips perpendicular to the lines of muscle fibers. This will result in more tender slices of meat.
If you love this smoked sirloin tip roast recipe, but want to switch up the flavor, here are a few ideas:
Smokey BBQ flavor
Give the sirloin tip a lovely smokey flavor by mixing 4 tablespoons of BBQ sauce with the mustard and rubbing it into the meat, then mix 2 tablespoons of smoked paprika, and 1 teaspoon of onion powder with the garlic and herbs.
Add some heat to the recipe by adding 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper to the spice rub and smothering the sirloin tip with 2 tablespoons of hot sauce and mustard.
For a delicious Chinese-inspired flavor, mix together 2 tablespoons of hoisin sauce, 1 tablespoon of soy sauce, and 1 teaspoon of five spice powder and rub it into the meat.
🥗 What to serve with
This smoked sirloin tip roast is so tender and flavorful, that you'll want to serve it on everything, from bread to pasta and salads. Dipped into homemade chimichurri sauce or served with delicious side dishes, this recipe is perfect for a summertime gathering!
Roast beef sandwich
This smoked sirloin tip roast is the perfect meat for a delicious roast beef sandwich. Just slice the meat thinly and pile it high on a toasted bun with cheddar cheese, caramelized onions, arugula, and horseradish sauce.
If you're looking for a healthy alternative to pasta, then roasted spaghetti squash is the perfect side dish. This recipe is easy to make and tastes delicious topped with tender sirloin tip slices.
Make the meal even more indulgent by wrapping asparagus in bacon and smoking them. While the sirloin rests, turn up the smoker to 200F and smoke the bacon-wrapped asparagus for 45 minutes in the smoker. This side dish is full of flavor and pairs perfectly with the smoky sirloin tip roast.
🙋 Frequently asked questions
How long does it take to smoke sirloin tip?
It will take approximately 3-4 hours to smoke a 3 lb sirloin roast.
What is the best temperature to smoke a sirloin tip roast?
The ideal temperature to smoke a beef roast is between 225F and 250F.
What wood chips should I use for smoking?
For this recipe, we recommend using hickory, but you can also use mesquite or apple wood chips.
🧊 Storing and ♨️ reheating
Any leftover smoked sirloin tip roast can be stored once cooled and reheated to enjoy later or over the next few days.
Fridge - Store leftover sirloin tip in an airtight container with a drain plate in the fridge for up to 4 days.
Freezer - Transfer the leftover meat to a freezer container and freeze it for up to 4 months. Thaw overnight before reheating.
Reheating - Heat a skillet or pan over medium heat and reheat the sirloin beef roast for a few minutes until warmed or slice it and quickly fry it for a few seconds on either side in a hot pan.
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👪 Serving size
With a 3lb smoked sirloin tip roast, you'll be able to feed approximately 6-8 people. This smoked sirloin beef roast is the perfect main dish for any occasion.
Whether you're hosting a large gathering or simply want a delicious and easy meal, this recipe is sure to please. Tender and flavorful, the meat is delicious sliced thinly, and served on sandwiches or salads. Whatever way you choose to enjoy it, this smoked sirloin tip roast is sure to be a hit!
Smoked Sirloin Tip Roast
- 1 Sirloin Tip Beef Roast - About 3 lbs
- 2 tablespoon Mustard
- 5 cloves Garlic
- 1 tablespoon Fresh Rosemary - finely minced
- 1 tablespoon Fresh Thyme - finely minced
- Remove the Sirloin Tip Roast from the fridge and let it come to room temperature for at least 20 minutes.
- Pat the meat dry with paper towel and liberally rub the mustard all over the sirloin tip roast. This will help the garlic and herbs stick better.
- Coat the entire meat with chopped garlic, herbs, and season with coarse salt and cracked black pepper.
- Start your smoker with hickory wood chips or another type of wood, like cherry, maple, or pecan.
- Insert the meat thermometer into the thickest part of the sirloin tip roast as close to the center as possible.
- Place the roast as close to the smoke stack as possible, with the fattest portion facing towards the center of the smoker.
- Smoke the sirloin tip until the internal temperature of the roast reaches 130 degrees Fahrenheit. It usually takes 3-4 hours for the meat temperature to reach 130.
- Remove the roast from the smoker, wrap it in foil, and let the meat rest for 20-30 minutes before reverse searing.
- Preheat a cast-iron pan on medium-high heat with grape seed oil.
- Once hot, sear meat for 30 seconds on each side to give it a nice golden crust.
- Remove and carve your perfectly smoked sirloin tip roast in thin slices, and serve!
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