This recipe hails from a favorite Farmer Girl cookbook, Deborah Krasner’s sirloin tip recipe in Good Meat The Complete Guide to Sourcing and Cooking Sustainable Meat. Good Meat is a cookbook solely dedicated to cooking grass fed and pasture raised meats… and it is superb.
The recipes aren’t fussy, and focus on high quality ingredients rather than cooking bells and whistles. Even better, the recipes are written for grassed and pasture raised meat, which is leaner and more delicate than conventional meat. If you don’t have it, get it. This recipe is a winner for the summer because it doesn’t require lots of oven time. And, let’s chat for a moment about this sirloin tip roast. What is a sirloin tip roast, you ask? A sirloin tip roast is actually from the beef round (i.e. rump area), not the loin. Cuts from the round are known more for flavor than tenderness, but with the correct preparation a sirloin tip roast is both. Pair the sirloin tip roast with fresh summer green beans (recipe included), and Sunday supper is ready to go. Green bean recipe adapted from Cooking Light.
Sirloin Tip Roast with Green Beans
Serving Size: 8 Servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
- 2 1/2 pounds Grass Fed Sirloin Tip Roast, thawed
- 1 onion
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/4 cup salt and spice cure (below)
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus a little to grease the dish
- Kitchen twine
Salt and Spice Cure For Roast
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon ground cilantro
- 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon ground star anise
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 2 tablespoon sugar
Steamed Green Beans
- 1 pound green beans, trimmed
- 2 tablespoon fresh mint leaves, chopped
- 1 small white onion, chopped
- 1 tomato, chopped
- 1 lemon juiced
- 1 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
1.) Thaw grass fed sirloin tip roast for 24 to 72 hours in the refrigerator, in its packaging. Prepare the salt and spice cure by mixing cure ingredients in a blender. The cure can be stored in an airtight container. In a blender or food processor combine the onion, garlic, 1/4 cup of prepared cure seasoning, and olive oil, until the mixture forms a paste. Rub the Farmer Girl sirloin tip roast well the paste and let it rest for 1 hour.
2.) If your roast is uneven in thickness, roll it with kitchen twine to to make a uniform shape for even cooking. Cut 4 or 5 lengths of kitchen twine, each about a foot long. Lay theses in a row on the counter or on a cutting board. Put the meat crosswise on top of the strings. Roll from the thinner end in to create a roast of even thickness throughout. Use the twine to make a series of loops or knots around the meat along its length. Lightly grease an ovenproof dish that will fit the rolled-up meat closely.
3.) Heat oven to 425 degrees. Place roast in baking dish seam side. Roast for 30 minutes – do NOT open the oven door! Reduce the heat to 375 degrees and cook for additional 13 to 15 minutes. Remove from the oven, plate the roast, and let rest for 15 minutes. Carve against the grain and serve.
4.) Trim fresh green beans and steam for 5 minutes, or until crisp-tender; drain. In a medium size bowl combine mint, onion, tomato, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Stir and add green beans. Toss to coat and serve.
I hope you and your hungry diners enjoy this Sirloin Tip Roast with Green Beans Recipe!