Tender morsels of beef are slow cooked in a flavorful gravy in this recipe for Crock-Pot Beef Tips. Serve over cooked white or brown rice or egg noodles.
Slow Cooker 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!
DIY Brown Gravy Mix
- 1 2/3 Cup Cornstarch
- 6 Tablespoons Low-Sodium Beef Bouillon
- 2 Teaspoon Onion Powder
- 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
Use 3 tablespoons to replace 1 packet of store bought gravy mix.
Low Carb | Low Fat | Low Sodium |Low Sugar
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Crock-Pot Beef Tips Recipe
- 5 Quart Crock-Pot o 6 Quart Crock-Pot
- ¼ Cup All-Purpose Flour
- ¼ Teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper
- 2 Pounds Beef Stew Meat (You Can Also Cut Up A Chuck Roast Into Bite Sized Pieces)
- ¼ Teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil (Divided)
- 1 Medium Yellow Onion (Peeled And Diced)
- 2 Cups Low Sodium Beef Broth (Store Bought Or Homemade)
- 1 Cup Red Wine (You Can Omit The Wine And Replace It With An Additional Cup Of Beef Broth Plus A Splash Of Apple Cider Vinegar, Balsamic Vinegar Or Red Wine Vinegar)
- 0.87 Ounce Brown Gravy Mix (1 Packet – I Used McCormick Brand Low Sodium)
- In a shallow dish place the flour, pepper and garlic powder and stir with a fork to combine.1/4 Cup All-Purpose Flour –1/4 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper –1/4 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
- Toss the beef tips in the flour mixture to coat on all sides and set aside.2 Pounds Beef Stew Meat
- On the stove-top, heat a large skillet until very hot and then add 2 tablespoons olive oil.3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- Add the floured beef to the pan and sear the meat and brown it on one side for about 4 to 6 minutes. Then flip the meat over as best as you can (I just use a spatula and give it a turn) and allow it to brown on that side for another 4 to 6 minutes.
- Remove beef from frying pan and transfer to a 5 to 6 quart slow cooker.
- In the same pan add an additional 1 tablespoon of olive oil and the chopped onions, and cook them until they are translucent and slightly browned (10 to 15 minutes).1 Medium Yellow Onion
- Add cooked onions to the crock-pot.
- Deglaze the pan in which you cooked the beef and onions with some of the beef broth, making sure to scrap up the browned bits and pour off the liquid into the crock-pot with your beef and onions.2 Cups Low Sodium Beef Broth
- Add the rest of the beef broth, red wine and brown gravy mix and stir everything to combine.1 Cup Red Wine –0.87 Ounce Brown Gravy Mix
- If you wish to add sliced mushrooms now would be the time to add 8 oz. sliced white or baby portobello mushrooms to your slow cooker.
- Cover your slow cooker and cook on LOW temperature for 6 to 8 hours.
- Give everything in the crock a final stir and serve over cooked white or brown rice or cooked egg noodles for a lovey dinner and enjoy!
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Helen Rogers says
Hi, Just read your recipe for beef tips in crockpot. I make the same recipe for cube steaks
except I do no use wine but do add 1 Tblsp. white vinegar. My hubby loves it.
Lady Heidi says
Sounds great Helen, I am going to have to give it a try with cube steaks!
Crockpot Cooking Junkie says
This recipe sounds amazing. Do you think this recipe could be converted into a Freezer Crockpot Meal. With my busy life, the freezer Crock pot meals have saved my life. Thanks so much.
Lady Heidi says
I am not quite sure. My worry is the whole dredging in flour and browning the meat part. You are not actually cooking the beef fully at this step so my worry is freezing partially cooked meat. If you cooked the meat at least until medium rare (just slightly pink inside) I think it might be OK. But because I have not tested this one as a freezer meal I cannot say for 100% sure.
Coleen's Recipes says
I’ve made something similar for years but we hate the taste of wine in our stew (sorry), so I just leave it out and use extra beef stock. Love your recipes.
Lady Heidi says
Hey Coleen, Leaving out the wine is totally acceptable. I know not everyone uses it or likes it. I just happened to have a bit in the fridge and used it in this recipe and thought it added a little extra something. Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment 🙂
This has become a staple in my house. My boyfriend loves it. Easy to make and the longer it cooks the more tender the beef gets. Highly recommend!
Lady Heidi says
I am so glad you and your boyfriend love this recipe as much as my family does Christina. It does get even more tender the longer it cooks. However the smell often lures us into the kitchen to start sampling so it does not have much of a chance to cook too too long. LOL
My gravy is more like water. Not thickened at all. What did I do wrong?
Lady Heidi says
Hi Tammy, I am sorry your gravy did not thicken up they way it should. Did you follow the instructions in the recipe or make any alterations to it?
I just finished prepping this and it’s now in the crock pot! I can’t wait until 5pm. The only problem I have right now is debating on drinking the rest of that red wine. It’s a little early, but it may help with the housework today! (or make me nap) Either way… Bonus!