Slow Cooker Beef Tips - The Magical Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker Beef Tips – The Magical Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker Beef Tips are absolutely delicious and full of rich flavor. This easy recipe will help you put a fork tender comfort food on the dinner table with minimal prep and a cooking time that allows you to get other things done simultaneously.

Add another beef-style recipe to your meal plan with my Slow Cooker Steak, Potatoes, and Corn recipe idea. It’s a one-pot meal that is sure to please.

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What are beef tips and gravy?

Once larger, more tender cuts of meat have been broken down, what is typically left over are what we get as beef tips. These can be from top sirloin or tenderloin top. Either way, they’re the scrap from that particular section. Or you can cut up a roast or buy pre-cut beef stew chunks.

Beef tips with gravy are usually made from a brown gravy mix, beef broth, onion soup mix, mushroom soup, or the like. This creates a versatile meal option that can be served in many different ways. These crock pot beef tips are sure to be a family favorite!

Recipe Ingredients

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  • Stew Meat: This beef stew meat will slow cook to tender perfection.
  • Brown Gravy Mix: Used as a base for the gravy.
  • Seasonings: Dried onion, garlic, salt and, pepper.
  • Beef Stock: Mixed with the brown gravy mix, Worcestershire sauce, and cornstarch for a thick and tasty gravy. (You can also use a low sodium beef broth.)
  • Butter: Used to brown the beef tips.

Step-by-Step Directions

Six images showing how to brown beef, make gravy and add to slow cooker.

Step One – Brown the beef tips over medium high heat in butter in a cast iron skillet.

Step Two – Flip the beef tips to make sure they are browned all over.

Step Three – In a large bowl, whisk together the beef stock, garlic, cornstarch, brown gravy packet, minced onion, and Worcestershire sauce.

Step Four – Add beef tips into the slow cooker and season with salt and pepper.

Step Five – Pour over gravy mixture.

Step Six – Cook on LOW for 5-6 hours or until fork tender. Serve the tender beef tips using a suggestion below and enjoy!

overhead shot of beef tips in slow cooker.

How to serve

  • One of the most classic ways to serve beef tips and gravy is on a bed of mashed potatoes, garnished with fresh parsley or even sliced mushrooms.
  • Another ideal way to serve this delicious meal is on a bed of egg noodles. And if you’re family enjoys white rice, this is another hearty serving option.
  • These easy crockpot beef tips can also be served with a variety of vegetables liked diced onions, carrots, and broccoli.
overhead shot of beef tips on mashed potatoes with parsley on top.

Recipe Tips and Variations

Can I add other ingredients to the gravy?

Of course! The most popular is making mushroom gravy. You can add a can of mushrooms and/or freshly sliced mushrooms.

What other types of meat could I substitute for beef stew meat?

Stew meat, beef chuck, round roast, or sirloin go great in this recipe. You may even enjoy trying it with venison.

Can this delicious beef recipe be prepped in advance?

Absolutely. Though, I would wait to brown the meat, for it’s unsafe to only partially cook meat and refrigerate it.

How do I store the leftovers?

Place any remaining crockpot beef tips in an airtight container. They will keep in the fridge for up to 4 days.

beef tips on plate over mashed potatoes.

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Slow Cooker Beef Tips

Slow cooked beef tips in a thick savory gravy! Fantastic with mashed potatoes, rice or egg noodles.

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Course: Main Course

Cuisine: American

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 5 hours

Total Time: 5 hours 20 minutes

Servings: 6

Calories: 494kcal

Instructions:

  • Season the beef with salt and pepper and set aside.

  • Heat a cast iron skillet over high heat until lightly smoking, add the butter and stew beef. Brown the beef on all sides. (Do not cook beef all the way through, just brown the outside). About 3 Minutes.

  • Add the browned beef to the slow cooker pot. In a large bowl, whisk together the beef stock, garlic, cornstarch, brown gravy packet, minced onion and worcestershire sauce. Pour over the beef and cook on low for 5-6 hours.

  • Beef will be down when fork tender and the gravy has thickened.

  • Serve over mashed potatoes, rice or egg noodles. Enjoy!

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Recipe Notes:

  1. Love mushrooms? You can add a small can of mushrooms or 1-2 cups of fresh sliced mushrooms if desired.
  2. Place any remaining crockpot beef tips in an airtight container. They will keep in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  3. Stew meat, beef chuck, round roast, or sirloin go great in this recipe. You may even enjoy trying it with venison.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 494kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 69g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 198mg | Sodium: 495mg | Potassium: 1272mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 121IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 7mg

Nutrition info is auto-generated. This information is an estimate; if you are on a special diet, please use your own calculations.

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