How to Cook Pork Tri Tip

A pork tri-tip, also called a “cushion” by some, can make for a wonderfully delicious meal; it’s versatile and extremely easy to cook. As easy as a pork tri-tip is cook, it is a satisfying meal that’s popular with everyone in the family–and looks like it took you all day. Here’s how to make a wonderful slow-cooked pork tri-tip. This recipe calls for slow cooking the roast on low for eight hours; this will provide the best results. If you are in a rush, you can experiment with it on high, cooking for four hours on high, but we recommend the eight-hour on low cooking time.

A slow cooker is the perfect way to prepare pork tri-tip.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 medium onions, sliced

  • 4 cloves garlic

  • 2 1/2 lb. boneless pork loin roast

  • 1 small package baby carrots

  • 1 potato, cubed

  • 3/4 cup hot water

  • 2 tbs. white sugar

  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce

  • 2 tbs. ketchup

  • 1 tsp. black pepper

  • 1 tsp. salt

  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder

  • 1/2 tsp. chicken base

  • 3 tbs. Merlot wine

  • 1 dash hot pepper sauce (optional)

  • 2 tbs. corn starch and 1 tbs. water, mixed

  • Slow cooker

Step 1

Arrange onion slices and garlic cloves evenly over the bottom of the slow cooker, and then place the roast on top of the onion and garlic.

Step 2

Add baby carrots and cubed potatoes to the slow cooker (you can arrange around the roast or on top).

Step 3

Mix the water, sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, ketchup, black pepper, salt, garlic powder, chicken base, Merlot and, if desired, the hot sauce in a bowl. Pour over roast.

Step 4

Cover, and set to cook on low for 8 hours.

Step 5

At the 7-hour mark, stir in the cornstarch and water mixture to thicken the sauce.

Step 6

Cook for the final hour.

Step 7

Serve over egg noodles, rice (white or brown) or stuffing.