Pepper-Crusted Tri-Tip Roast with Garlic-Sherry Sauce
  • 1 to 1-1/4 hours
  • Makes 6 servings
  • Entrée

Pepper-Crusted Tri-Tip Roast with Garlic-Sherry Sauce

Make your next roast peppery by rubbing crushed peppercorns and garlic on a Tri-Tip Roast. Compliment the beef with a delicious garlic-sherry sauce.


  • 1 tablespoon coarsely crushed mixed peppercorns (black, white, green and pink)
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup dry sherry
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 can (14 to 14-1/2 ounces) beef broth


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Combine Rub ingredients; press evenly onto all surfaces of beef roast.

  2. Place roast on rack in shallow roasting pan. Do not add water or cover. Roast in 425°F oven 30 to 40 minutes for medium rare; 40 to 50 minutes for medium doneness.

  3. Remove roast when instant-read thermometer registers 135°F for medium rare; 150°F for medium. Transfer roast to carving board; tent loosely with aluminum foil. Let stand 20-25 minutes. (Temperature will continue to rise about 10°F to reach 145°F for medium rare; 160°F for medium.)

  4. Meanwhile, prepare Sauce. Combine sherry and garlic in small saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook 1 to 2 minutes or until liquid is reduced by half. Dissolve cornstarch in broth; add to saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until slightly thickened. Season with salt and ground black pepper, as desired.

  5. Carve roast across the grain into thin slices. Serve with sauce.