When you’re ready for a change from Turkey, try this Top Sirloin Roast!

The big flavors from the spices and the fat from the sirloin in this Fennel-Coriander Top Sirloin Roast need a big, dry red wine, and Tassel Ridge 2019 Iowa Marquette is an excellent choice!

Tassel Ridge® Fennel-Coriander Top Sirloin Roast


  • 1 5-6 lb boneless top sirloin roast
  • 2 Tbsp coarse salt
  • 4 tsp plus ¼ cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp ground fennel
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 10 pieces kitchen twine


  1. Cut roast lengthwise along grain into 2 equal, smaller roasts. Rub 1 tablespoon salt over each roast. Refrigerate, uncovered, for 24–48 hours. With oven rack in middle position, preheat oven to 225°F. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in large skillet over high until just smoking. Brown one roast on all sides, 6 to 8 minutes. Remove from skillet. Repeat with 2 teaspoons oil and remaining roast. Cool for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, add garlic, fennel, coriander, paprika, oregano, and remaining ¼ cup oil to food processor. Process, scraping down sides of bowl, to a smooth paste, about 30 seconds. Add pepper. Pulse to combine, 2 to 3 pulses. Using 5 pieces of twine per roast, tie each roast crosswise, at equal intervals, into loaf shape. Place roasts on wire rack in rimmed baking sheet. Rub evenly with spice paste. Roast for 2 to 2½ hours to until internal temperature reaches 125°F for medium-rare or 130°F for medium. Remove from oven. Leave on wire rack. Tent loosely with foil. Let rest 30 to 40 minutes. Raise oven temperature to 500°F. Remove foil from roasts. Cut and discard twine. Return roasts to oven. Cook until exteriors are well-browned, 6 to 8 minutes. Remove from oven. Place on cutting board. Slice ¼-inch thick. Serves 8–10.

Recipe Notes

Wine Recommendation—Tassel Ridge 2019 Iowa Marquette 

2019 Iowa Marquette is a dry red that teases the palate with a fresh, lightly acidic entry transitioning to raspberry and black cherry and a medium-long finish. A versatile food pairing wine, 2019 Iowa Marquette will pair nicely with grilled beef, chicken, or pasta. Serve at room temperature.