So delicious melt your mouth tender beef tips with rich onion gravy. So good over mashed potatoes. white rice or cauliflower!
Each time i am so excited to make this recipe. Its inexpensive, super easy to make and you can modify it the way you want! Add mushrooms, rice or potatoes and make this recipe yours.
Basically beef tips are parts of sirloin or tenderloin. In stores the they sell it as a stew meat. If the pieces are too big, cut them in half for this recipe.
This recipe is not for a quick dinner. Beef needs to be cooked slow and on low.
How to cook beef tips and gravy
All you will need to make this recipe is a few ingredients and some time. 2 hours to be exact. If you truly want meat to be melt in your mouth tender.
- Beef is the star ingredient so use a high quality beef
- Onions are just as important. I had yellow onions , feel free to use white.
- Seasoning and sauces. Soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, some garlic powder or freshly chopped. salt and black pepper.
Why this recipe works
When beef is cooked for a long time on in the slow cooker or on the stove, it becomes so tender and juicy. Gravy becomes so rich and flavorful! Even the picky eater will love it.
Oh, and the kitchen… you will feel the inviting aroma all way from the street!
If you have leftovers
If you have leftovers, store them in the airtight container for up to 5 days. When ready to eat reheat in the microwave or by pouring it back in the pot.
You can also freeze leftovers in double ziplock bags. It will prevent the food from getting a freeze burn. Store for up to 4 months.
So, stove top is not the only way to make this meal. Right below you can see how to make beef tips and gravy in pressure cooker or crockpot:
Slow cooker instructions
Here is two ways to make this recipe in your slow cooker, with browning the meat and without. If you have time, brown beef tips in the skillet, transfer to crockpot and then add the rest of ingredients. Cook om LOW for 7 hours. Not browning is also ok, i didn’t notice any difference in flavor. Once the dish is done, just stir it and serve.
Instant Pot instructions
Turn on saute button. Brown beef tips right in the inner pot for about 5 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir. Close and lock the lid. Cook under pressure for 25 minutes and then let the pressure release naturally for at least 10 minutes. Open the lid and stir. Serve over your favorite side dish. Find more options below.
Beef tips and onion gravy dish is very good by its own, but if you are feeding the crowed a good side dish is a must! It could be starchy vegetables, grains or even fresh greens. Here are my favorite:
- Cauliflower rice
- Mashed potatoes
- Garlic green beans
- You can also serve it over your favorite pasta noodles
- 2 lb beef stew meat
- 1 tablespoon oil
- ½ onion
- 2 cups water
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 bay leave
- Chop onions and saute in oil in the heavy bottom pot. Add meat and brown it for about 5 minutes.
- Add the rest of ingredients and stir.
- Bring to boil and then reduce the heat to medium low and simmer for 2 hours with lid on.
- Stir and serve.
Any other parts of beef will work for this recipe. You can use chuck roast or any kind of steak.
Best served over noodles or rice. We also like mashed potatoes or mashed cauliflower.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 494Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 225mgSodium: 1275mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 75g