* Slow Cooker Maple and Dijon Tri Tip
Slow Cooker Maple &
- 2 1/2 to 3 pounds Tri-Tip, trimmed of fat
- 5 slices bacon, diced
- 2 white onions, peeled and sliced into half moons
- 1 1/2 chicken stock
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Serve over: egg noodles or mashed potatoes
beef dry with paper towels and season generously with salt and pepper.
large Dutch oven or heavy skillet over medium-high to high heat. Add the bacon
and cook until some fat starts rendering and it begins to turn golden. Push the
bacon to the sides and add the beef. Sear both sides until golden brown, about
10 minutes per side, and transfer all the meat to the bowl of the slow cooker.
off all but 2 tablespoons of the bacon fat. Reduce heat to medium. Add the
onions and cook until starting to soften, about 5 minutes. Pour in a few
tablespoons of chicken stock and bring to a boil, scraping up any of the brown
bits from the bottom of the pan. Pour the onions and pan juices into the bowl
of the slow cooker.
separate bowl, whisk the remaining chicken stock, Dijon, balsamic vinegar,
maple syrup, paprika, salt, and pepper until combined. Pour the liquid mixture
over the meat. Cover and cook on LOW heat until the meat falls apart and is
meltingly tender, about 8 hours.
the meat to a serving bowl and cover with foil. Pour the cooking liquids into
large saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook until the gravy is reduced to desired
thickness. Cut the meat into chunks and
pour hot gravy over the top. Serve with egg noodles or mashed potatoes. Serves
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