Crock-Pot Beef Tips
Last week I picked up a package of beef tips (also known a stew meat) on manager markdown at the grocery store and immediately knew what recipe I wanted to make with them. While a beef stew is always on the mind when one buys stew meat I knew that Crock-Pot Beef Tips was something a little different and a recipe that I knew would come out full of flavor and tender.
The crock-pot is the perfect cooking environment for this cut of meat at it allows you to cook it low and slow and let the meat get tender and juicy. The meat simmers away all day in a lovely sauce which make a delicious and flavorful gravy.
You can then serve the slow cooker beef tips with their gravy over rice (like I did) or over cooked egg noodles or even tucked away in a roll as a sandwich!
I served this with a lovely side salad so we could get our veggies in. This is one of those meals that is humble, simple and delicious, YET it can easily be served as a fancy dinner. It is all in the presentation! If I was making this recipe for myself I would have added some sliced mushrooms, but alas we have a half and half family when it comes to mushrooms. Half of us (the sane half) LOVES mushrooms, the other half (the crazy half) despises them.
Usually I just make things with mushrooms and tell folks to pick them out.
Tough love folks…
But this time I just opted out of the mushrooms.
Next time however I am totally adding them!
Either way…mushrooms or no mushrooms…this comes out fantastic!