Slow Cooker Beef Tips and Gravy
Servings Prep Time
6-8 20minutes
Cook Time
4hours
Servings Prep Time
6-8 20minutes
Cook Time
4hours
Ridiculously tender, Homemade Slow Cooker Beef Tips and Gravy (without any “cream of” anything!) is richly satisfying, comforting and flavorful and the perfect make ahead meal for busy weeknights! I also love serving it for special occasions or holidays because it is so easy, make ahead and super easy to double or triple the recipe!
Ingredients
Beef Tips
  • 1tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2pounds stew meat, beef chuck or sirloincut into large bite size pieces
  • 1teaspoon salt
  • 1/2teaspoon pepper
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4-6 garlic cloves, minced
Gravy
  • 1tablespoon butter
  • 1/2cup all-purpose flour
  • 4cups low sodium beef broth
  • 1tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 1teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2teaspoons beef bouillon
  • 1 1/2teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 tsp EACH dried parsley, paprika
  • 1/4tsp EACH dried oregano, dried thyme
Instructions
  1. While meat is still on the cutting board, toss it with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add beef (work in 2 batches if needed) to the very hot skillet and let cook undisturbed for approximately 2 minutes, or until nicely seared on one side, then continue to cook while stirring until beef is browned all over but not cooked through. Remove beef to 6-quart (or larger) slow cooker and top with onions and garlic.
  2. To the remaining juices left in the skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter. Whisk in the flour until dissolved followed by all of the Gravy ingredients. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer until thickened to the consistency of thick gravy. Add to slow cooker and stir to combine.
  3. Cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours or on LOW for 5-7 hours. Beef is ready when it is melt in your mouth tender. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste. Serve with potatoes, pasta or rice.