Pork sirloin tip roasts are one of the cheapest cuts of pork I have seen but I have stayed away from them because I didn’t know much about the cut or how to cook it.
I went ahead and picked up a few and Costco and gave them a try. Turns out that they are pretty easy to work with and are fun to grill.
Each sirloin tip roast weighs a little over two pounds and Costco is currently selling them as a four pack. The Costco roasts are pumped with a pork broth brine. I have mixed feelings on the brine. On one hand I hate paying $1.69 a pound for excess water but it does save me the time and effort of doing it myself.
I cooked the roasts three different ways and was pretty happy with each technique.
Grilled Ginger Pork Kabobs
The first tip roast got sliced into one inch cubes, marinated for an hour and was then skewered and grilled.
Ginger Pork Kabob Marinade
- 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 Tablespoon fresh ginger paste
- 1 Tablespoon diced garlic
- 1 Tablespoon honey
- 1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 1 Tablespoon Sriracha chili sauce
I grilled these on my Z pellet grill at 325F for about 20 minutes.
The pork and ginger flavor profiles worked great together. My only issue was that the pork was a little tough so I probably over cooked it some.
Grilled Pork Sirloin Tip Steaks
This was my favorite way of cooking these roasts!
These pork steaks were just about as good as the grilled chuck eye steaks that I made the other day and were a heck of a lot cheaper!
Smoked Pork Sirloin Tip Roast
I smoked two of these roasts using the same general method that I use to smoke a pork loin. The roasts were smoked at 250F and taken to two different internal temperatures.
The roast on the left was smoked until it hit 145F internal and then it was rested and sliced. The roast on the right was smoked until it hit 145F internal and was then placed in foil with some barbecue sauce and cooked until it hit 190F.
The roast that had been taken to 190F was a much better product. It was much more tender than the other roast and the brine had kept it insanely juicy inside.
Key Take Aways
I found the tip roast to be incredibly similar to a pork loin. The cut is reasonable tender and can be easily grilled or smoked. I suspect you could cook these in a crock pot or Instapot and make some pretty good pulled pork. Check out my Pinterest Board for More Pork Loin Recipes!