Tender BBQ Beef Roast – The most delicious slow cooker pull-apart bbq beef tri tip roast. Serve over creamy mashed potatoes for absolute perfection.
I am SO excited to share this recipe with you guys! It was a major hit in our house and I have a feeling it will be a hit in yours too. The beef is made in a slow cooker with homemade bbq sauce giving you the most flavorful pull-apart end result.
We served our BBQ Beef with creamy mashed potatoes and steamed veggies. Another amazing way to serve this beef is on toasty buns for a delicious BBQ Beef Sandwich. Either way you cannot go wrong!
This recipe serves about 4-6 people. If you are cooking for a large crowd, you can easily double the recipe. Store leftovers completely cooled in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2-3 days.
Ingredients you need to make Slow Cooker BBQ Tri Tip Roast:
Beef Roast – You’ll need about a 2 lb. beef roast. You can use tri tip, chuck roast, or London broil. I used a tri tip roast in this recipe and it was absolutely delicious!
Onion – I used red onion in this recipe but you can also use white or yellow onion.
Garlic – Fresh garlic cloves are best in this recipe but if you don’t have any on hand you can substitute 1 tsp garlic powder.
Ketchup – If you don’t have ketchup you can substitute for tomato sauce.
Brown Sugar – Light or dark brown sugar both work great in this recipe. I used light brown.
Chili Powder – Chili powder adds a delicious spice and flavor to the BBQ sauce.
Mustard – I prefer yellow mustard in this recipe, but if you’d like you can also use dijon or grainy mustard.
Apple Cider Vinegar – If you don’t have apple cider vinegar on hand you can also use red wine vinegar.
Paprika – Smoked or regular paprika both work great in this recipe.
Worcestershire Sauce – Adds a delicious flavor to the bbq sauce. If you don’t have Worcestershire Sauce, you may substitute with soy sauce.
Beef Broth – I used regular beef broth in this recipe, but you can also use low sodium.
**Full measurements and instructions listed below.
Tools to have on hand for this recipe:
- Slow Cooker/Crockpot – To cook your beef roast in. You may also use an instant pot on slow cooker mode.
- Measuring Cups/Spoons – To properly measure all of your ingredients.
- Small Mixing Bowl – Mixing the bbq sauce that goes over the beef while cooking.
How to make the most delicious Slow Cooker Tender BBQ Beef Roast:
First, make the bbq sauce: In a small bowl, add all ingredients except for the beef roast and mix until well combined.
Pour a third of the sauce in the bottom of the crockpot. Place beef roast on top of the sauce, then pour remaining sauce on top.
Place lid on crockpot and cook on low heat for 7 1/2 hours or on high heat for 4 hours. When done, beef will be fork tender.
Serve with creamy mashed potatoes, a salad or your favorite veggies. You can also serve on toasty buns for a delicious sandwich! Enjoy!
**Store leftovers completely cooled in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2-3 days.
Side dishes to serve with BBQ Beef Roast:
Creamy Mashed Potatoes – Easy, creamy, buttery mashed potatoes sprinkled with fresh parsley. When it comes to mashed potatoes, the more butter the better! Add a little cream cheese and sour cream and you have the most satisfying mashed potatoes.
Roasted Rosemary Garlic Potatoes – Fresh rosemary and garlic baked red potatoes with a light golden crisp on the outside and soft on the inside.
Balsamic Glazed Carrots – Quick and easy balsamic glazed baby carrots with a hint of lemon and honey. These are perfect for a healthy side dish to pair with your lunch or dinner!
Simple Caesar Salad – My quick and easy caesar salad is made with homemade dressing, crunchy romaine, croutons and freshly grated parmesan cheese.
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Tender BBQ Beef Roast
- 2 lb. Tri-Tip Roast see notes below
- 1/2 cup Red Onion chopped
- 3 Garlic Cloves minced
- 3/4 cup Ketchup
- 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
- 1 tbsp Chili Powder
- 1 tbsp Yellow Mustard
- 1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 1/2 tsp Paprika
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
- 1/4 cup Beef Broth
- First, make the bbq sauce: In a small bowl, add all ingredients except for the beef roast and mix until well combined.
- Pour a third of the sauce in the bottom of the crockpot. Place beef roast on top of the sauce, then pour remaining sauce on top.
- Place lid on crockpot and cook on low heat for 7 1/2 hours or on high heat for 4 hours. When done, beef will be fork tender.
- Serve with creamy mashed potatoes, a salad or your favorite veggies. You can also serve on toasty buns for a delicious sandwich! Enjoy!
If you tried this recipe, please don’t forget to leave a review. Thanks for stopping by!
Can I use loin tri tip steaks in this recipe?
can this be made in oven
I used this rub on brisket. I added a little paprika and a lot of brown sugar to the rub. I didn’t add any commercial bbq sauce. It was available and it ended up being a toss up – about half the family added bottled sauce. I really liked this blend! I’ll use it again!
I used this BBQ sauce recipe for a tri-tip and it was amazing!!!! Family started coming up with ideas as to other things we can use the sauce on – burnt ends, pulled pork, etc.. TY!!! I have been trying to find just the right recipe to get rid of the bottled sauce w/HFCS!!!!
Amanda Cooks & Styles
Hi Michele! Thank you so much for the review!! I am sooo happy you enjoyed this recipe! 🙂 Amanda
Is this using a frozen roast?
Amanda Cooks & Styles
You can use a frozen roast in this recipe. :)Amanda