We have this local butcher shop where I love to go and browse their case of fresh cut meat. If you’re a carnivore, this place is irresistible. I typically go there with every intention of browsing and find myself shoveling out my week’s allowance to buy beautifully marbled steaks or loins of lamb.
I may be due for an intervention.
During my last trip to the shop I met a very nice gentleman who was waiting for the butcher to cut his selections this way or that. He asked me about my non-existent husband whom I played off as if he were busy working. As we continued waiting for our orders (and my dream of being a stay at home cook rattled in my brain), he pointed out several cuts of meat to me.
“I am in here at LEAST twice a week. My favorite thing over here you ask? Why, the tri tip of course. It’s underrated in my opinion. Slow cook that thing and it’ll be the best thing you’ll ever eat.”
Yes-siree-bob, I added tri tip to my order as well. I had the butcher cut four pounds of the stuff in half, went home, and slow cooked the heck out of ’em. Two ways!
My first method involved browning the outside of the meat, seasoning and roasting it in the oven (on low) over the course of many hours. The tri tip turned out flavorful but tough. I was not satisfied. I readied my second chunk of tri tip for a slow, low simmering bath. I made sure the entire roast was covered in broth and let it do it’s thing while I was at work. Man, do I ever love that smell. You know, the smell where you come home after a long day at work, ready to ice your dogs and kick back and enter a home full of aromas so good that you want to lick the air.
This method of cooking turned out perfect. The meat was tender, moist and super flavorful. This recipe is a new “set it and forget it” favorite for me.
Please note: The top recipe image does not belong to me. This image belongs to Running Upward. Thank you for taking such a nice picture of your tri tip pot roast where I failed to do so myself. She added feta and sun-dried tomatoes to her pot roast too. Yum!