Friday, January 31, 2014
Roast Beef Biscuit-wiches -- Slow Cooked Tri-Tip Roast
Yesterday I placed a 3-pound tri-tip roast in my crock pot and cooked it about 12-14 hours. I used a very simple rub that I made using 1/2 teaspoon each of sea salt, cracked black pepper, smoked paprika, ground ancho chile pepper and 1/4 teaspoon each of onion powder and garlic powder -- you can use more or less of the spices to suit your own taste. I sprinkled the seasoning all over the roast and rubbed it in a bit to stick. I sliced an onion and placed it in the bottom of the crock pot and then placed the seasoned roast on top and turned it to high for the first hour and then down to low for the remainder of cooking. I added 1/4 cup water to the crock pot since I wasn't going to be home...but last time I didn't add any additional liquid and it came out delicious with flavorful au jus. I had planned to make my Parmesan Cauliflower Mash to serve with it, but my cauliflower had started to go bad so I tossed it out. I had a test batch of buttermilk biscuits that I am tweaking my recipe to on the counter so I split them and heated them for a few minutes in the oven and then topped them with a couple thick slices of beef and added melted pepper-jack cheese on top...and Voila...Roast Beef Biscuit-wiches! They were delicious and made me glad the cauliflower went bad...LOL. The more detailed roast recipe is here: Slow Cooker Spice Rubbed Tri-Tip Roast. I snapped a quick photo below to share...now off to some late night Costco shopping for me this evening! Enjoy!