Slow Roasted Spoon Roast (Top Sirloin)

Slow Roasted Spoon Roast

The Spruce 

Ratings (78)
  • Total: 3 hrs 25 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 3 hrs 15 mins
  • Yield: 3 Pounds Sirloin (6 Servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
540 Calories
25g Fat
8g Carbs
68g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

A roast labeled "spoon roast" or "top sirloin" is a flavorful cut of beef from the sirloin and it is an excellent choice for roasting. 

This spoon roast is seasoned with garlic and spices and then it's roasted to perfection. The oven temperature starts out high, and then after 15 minutes, the temperature is significantly reduced. Slow roasting this sirloin roast leaves it tender and juicy. Serve this delicious roast beef with mashed or baked potatoes, steamed vegetables, and a salad. Steamed broccoli and green beans are very good with roast beef.​

This beef prime rib roast with red wine is another delicious option, especially if you're expecting company. Either one makes a fabulous meal for Sunday dinner, a special dinner party, or a holiday feast. Or roast a sirloin strip roast or beef tenderloin for extra-special guests.


  • 3 pounds top sirloin beef roast (aka: spoon roast)
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic (mashed and finely minced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • dash ground cayenne pepper

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 425 F. Line a roasting pan with foil and place a rack in the pan.

  2. In a small bowl combine the minced garlic with the chili powder, cumin, salt, black pepper, and cayenne peppers.

  3. Put the roast in the prepared pan and rub it on all sides with the olive oil; then rub the seasoning mixture over the roast.

  4. Roast the spoon roast in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 225 F and continue roasting for about 3 hours longer (about 45 minutes to 1 hour per pound), or until done as desired. 

  5. For medium-rare, the beef should register from 135 F to 140 F on a meat thermometer or oven probe in the thickest part of the roast.

  6. Tent the roast loosely with foil and let it rest for 10 minutes before slicing.

  7. Slice and serve with your choice of sides.

*Generally, medium-rare produces a tender and juicy roast, but according to the USDA Food Safety website, the minimum safe temperature for beef is 145 F.

Tips & Variations

  • For extra flavor, consider prepping the beef several hours before cooking. Rub the roast with the oil and seasonings and then wrap it in plastic wrap or seal it in a food storage bag. Refrigerate for a few hours or overnight. Preheat the oven to 425 F. Remove the roast from the refrigerator and place in the prepared roasting pan. Roast as directed.

  • Replace the chili powder and ground cumin with 1 teaspoon of a Cajun or Creole seasoning blend. If the Creole seasoning includes salt, omit the kosher salt. 

  • Replace the fresh minced garlic with 1 teaspoon of garlic powder or granulated garlic.