Slow Cooker Spice Rubbed Tri-Tip Roast
Spice Rub Mixture
1-1/2 tablespoons granular sweetener (I use Swerve)
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground ancho chile pepper
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 small onion, sliced
2 - 2-1/2 pound tri-tip roast (or other roast)
In a small bowl, combine spices (first 7 ingredients). Pat roast dry with paper towels. Place sliced onion in bottom of 5 to 6 quart slow cooker. Sprinkle seasoning over roast and rub well on all sides. Place roast in slow cooker and cover. Cook on high for 2 hours; turn to low and cook an additional 6 to 7 hours. As an alternative, roast can be cooked on low for 8 to 10 hours.
*This roast produces approximately 1-1/2 to 2 cups juice as it cooks. If desired, add 1/4 cup liquid (wine, water, stock) to roast prior to cooking.