Slow-Cooked Beef Loin Tri-Tip Roast


A 2.24-pound beauty of a roast. I had read other recipes for cooking a roast in slow cooker, none of which sounded like my goal recipe. So here it is a new take on a slow cooking roast recipe. The roast is a 2.24-pound beef loin tri-tip seasoned roast. This one had very little fat.

close up view of sliced Beef Loin Tri-Tip Roast on a platter
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs 25 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 35 mins
6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, or as needed, divided

  • 2 ¼ pounds seasoned beef loin tri-tip roast

  • 1 yellow onion, halved and sliced

  • ½ cup water

  • 1 beef bouillon cube

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 pinch adobo seasoning (such as Goya®), or more to taste


  1. Coat the inside of a slow cooker with about 1 tablespoon olive oil.

  2. Coat the inside of a skillet with about 1 tablespoon olive oil and heat over medium-high heat. Cook roast in the hot oil until browned, about 5 minutes per side. Cook and stir onion in the hot oil during the last 5 minutes of browning the roast. Transfer roast to the slow cooker, reserving onion in the skillet.

  3. Pour water over onion; crumble bouillon cube into water. Add garlic and adobo seasoning to onion mixture; cook and stir until onion is tender, about 5 minutes. Pour mixture over roast.

  4. Cook on High until meat is cooked through and tender, about 4 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

430 Calories
24g Fat
4g Carbs
47g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 430
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 139mg 46%
Sodium 254mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 47g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 22mg 2%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 686mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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