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Crock Pot Tri-Tip

A simple and easy recipe for flavorful tri-tip. We use this recipe for shredded open-faced sandwiches with gravy; Shredded French dip sandwiches; and our shredded tri-tip fajitas.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crock pot tri-tip, shreaded tri-tip fajita, shreaded tri-tip french dip sandwich, Shredded tri-tip sandwich, tri-tip
Cost: $20.00


  • Crockpot Slow Cooker


  • 3 lb Tri-tip Trim and remove excess fat.
  • 1/2 bag Lipton Onion Soup Mix reserve the other 1/2 bag when making french dip sandwiches.
  • 1/8 cup good red wine Always, use a wine you enjoy drinking.
  • 1 medium-sized yellow onion quartered and sliced
  • 1 can 14.5 ounce can of beef broth
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Trim fat from tri-tip season with salt and pepper to taste, and place in your crockpot.
  • Sprinkle 1/2 bag of Lipton onion dry soup mix. Reserve remaining soup mix.
  • Add sliced onions and chopped garlic on top of tri-tip
  • Pour the can of beef broth over tri-tip and seasonings.
  • Add red wine
  • Seal (if your crockpot has this feature) crockpot and set to low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours. Tri-tip is done when it shreds easily with two forks.
  • Carefully, remove tri-tip from your crockpot to a pyrex baking dish, cover with foil and allow to rest for 10-15 minutes.
  • Reserve all of the juice and remaining ingredients to a large measuring cup, cover with foil, and use as an au jus sauce or us it to make our delicious french dip recipe.


We use this shredded tri-tip as a base for three of our recipes:
Shredded Tri-tip Hot Open-faced Sandwich
Shredded Tri-tip Fajita
Shredded Tri-tip French Dip Sandwich