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plate with brussel sprouts and mashed potatoes topped with gravy and slow cooked tri tips

Slow Cooked Tri-Tip Roast with Gravy

This Slow Cooked Tri-Tip Roast creates the most tender beef and creamy gravy. Serve over warm mashed potatoes and a side of Brussel sprouts!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword slow cooker tri tips, tri tip roast
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 570kcal


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic roughly chopped
  • 2 lbs tri tip pieces or a 2 lb. tri tip roast cut into large pieces
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 10.5 oz beef consomme 1 can
  • 1 can water
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 3 tablespoons butter softened
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • more water if needed
  • 1 recipe of my Perfect Mashed Potatoes


  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In a large heavy-bottomed pot {such as a dutch oven} heat olive oil over medium heat. Once the pot is hot, sauté onions for 3 minutes.
  • Stir in garlic and cook another minute. Season meat with salt and pepper and brown in pot. This should take about 5 minutes.
  • Pour in beef consommé, water, bay leaves, and thyme. Stir and cover. Place into the preheated oven (or crockpot on high) and bake 2-3 hours or until meat is fork-tender. Remove from oven.
  • Using a slotted spoon, remove meat from the liquid in the pot. Return to medium heat on the stovetop. In a small bowl, stir butter and flour together until smooth paste forms.
  • Pour butter mixture into the hot liquid and whisk in to stir. Within a minute or so, the sauce should thicken to a gravy. If the gravy gets too thick, add in 1/2 cup water or until desired consistency is reached. Replace meat and stir to coat in gravy. Turn heat to low to keep warm before serving.
  • Serve with mashed potatoes and/or roasted veggies!


Calories: 570kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 19g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 170mg | Sodium: 345mg | Potassium: 929mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 284IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 4mg