During the holidays, I like to prepare special meals for my family and for holiday parties and gatherings. Entertaining can get expensive quickly, thankfully beef prices are down nearly 10% since 2014, making it perfect for holiday meal planning.
I’m the type of person that bases my shopping list off of items that are on sale and at good prices at the grocery store. Lower prices at the meat case means I am experimenting more with a variety of roasts, steaks, and ground beef this season. Yay for variety.
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If you want to use a favorite family recipe or another one you find online, check this oven roasting guide to help take the guess work out of simple preparation method. Don’t those recipes sound delicious? Just because it is delicious doesn’t mean it is difficult to prepare. In fact, beef recipes, especially roast is extremely easy to prepare. It taste fantastic but takes very little time and energy to prepare like this recipe for One Pan Roasted Beef Tri-Tip & Brussels Sprouts.
One Pan Roasted Beef Tri-Tip & Brussels Sprouts
This recipe is very easy to prepare, leaving you extra time to enjoy being with your family instead of in the kitchen. This recipe calls for a leaner cut of meat, tri-tip roast. I’ve never prepared such a roast so I was excited to try something new. My first impression while preparing it was how lean it looks, it had a lot less ‘marbling’ than other cuts I’ve prepared in the past.
This recipe is super easy to prepare with only a few ingredients:
- 2-3 lb Tri-Tip Roast
- 2 lb Brussels sprouts
- garlic, salt, and pepper
How easy is that? The fresh garlic, salt, and pepper is used as both a rub for the roast and seasoning for the Brussels sprouts. Once the roast and Brussels sprouts are seasoned, arrange in roasting pan and bake for 40-50 minutes for medium rare and 50-60 for medium. Allow an extra 15-20 minutes before serving for the roast to rest, this will help keep the juices inside the roast.
My family enjoys roast medium-well as you can see in the images of this recipe. What you can see is just how lovely this cut of beef taste. I’ve never prepared beef tri-tip before but will a lot more often now. Although it isn’t a tenderloin cut, my butcher said it is very close. No wonder it taste so much like Filet Mignon!
Don’t be afraid to talk to the butcher at your local grocery store, they are a wealth of expert advice and usually very friendly to help. You can also visit the Interactive Butcher Counter for assistance on picking out the beef cuts that fit your needs. This guide is helpful in figuring out how much to buy based on the number of guests you’ll be feeding too. Nothing is more embarrassing than not having enough food for everyone.
This recipe originally calls for the Brussels sprouts to be trimmed and quartered. I like to prepare Brussels sprouts whole, this recipe perfectly ‘steams’ the Brussels sprouts when prepared whole. The cooked insides of the Brussels sprouts almost resembles a baked potato inside, it is the only way my kids have eaten Brussels sprouts so I stick with it.
This is a lovely centerpiece for any holiday dinner table. Add a couple festive sides and you have a lovely Christmas dinner or New Year’s meal.
This One Pan Roasted Beef Tri-Tip & Brussels Sprouts recipe is special for the holidays but so easy to prepare and affordable that it can be enjoyed all year long. Without complicated ingredients and seasonings, I was pleasantly surprised at how extremely affordable this meal was, even with a more expensive cut of beef. Great tip, right? In fact, you can get expert tips on how to get the best deals on beef this holiday season with The Beef Checkoff.