Slow Cooker Beef Tips and Gravy (with no “cream soup!” ) is wonderfully tender, richly satisfying, comforting and flavorful and the perfect make ahead meal for busy weeknights!
Beef Tips Recipe – also known as Beef Tips and Rice and Beef Tips and Noodles – is about to become one of your favorite recipes! You will be blown away by the flavor and ease of this luxuriously, melt-in-your-mouth beef! I love serving this Beef Tips Recipe for special occasions or holidays because it is so easy, make ahead and simple to double/triple or I’ve even 10X for a crowd!
Beef Tips Recipe
And 10x this Slow Cooker Beef Tips recipe I did for our Church Woman’s RS Christmas Dinner in return for 10x the rave reviews, emails, texts, face-to-face begging for the recipe. Yes, its that good. Out of everything I could have planned and served (with my Perfect Pot Roast a close second but not as practical), I settled on this Beef Tips Recipe because it’s wonderfully comforting AKA DELICIOUS, formal enough when using sirloin (you can use other meat for less formal/expense occasions), easy to make in mass quantity, a prep and forget it recipe, stays warm until ready to serve, and receives rave reviews every. single. time. We served these Crock Pot Beef Tips alongside my Company Mashed Potatoes and Apple Cranberry Salad for a rave worthy feast!
The little work for this Beef Tips Recipe was so worth the praise and the bonus of the savory aroma wafting through every corner of my home as I had 8 large crock pots scattered throughout my downstairs, plugged into different outlets from the kitchen, to the living room to the bedroom as to not blow a fuse. I was sorry to see all the crock pots of deliciousness go…
Tips and Tricks for the BEST Crock Pot Beef Tips Recipe
Although incredibly easy to make, this Slow Cooker Beef Tips and Noodles /Rice / Potatoes/ Gravy Recipe requires just a few extra steps than your mom’s dump and run Beef Tips Recipe with cream of mushroom soup. That being said, my recipe really only is 15 minutes additional prep time after cutting your meat, if that and sooooo worth it – or so say the reviews.
The steps for the BEST Beef Tips Recipe are:
- Searing the meat first on the stove top to seal in the juices and keep the meat from drying out and to add an additional depth of flavor because meat color always = flavor.
2. The second step is whisking your Gravy ingredients together on the stove top to thicken before adding to your slow cooker. This ensures your gravy is rich, luscious, and the ideal consistency instead of the unappetizing watery gravy that just can’t seem to thicken to perfection using a cornstarch slurry in a slow cooker. By thickening your gravy first, it emerges beautifully and you will be so happy you took the extra 5 minutes and one saucepan to ensure its perfection.
Beef Tips Recipe with Mushroom Gravy
If you and your family are mushroom lovers, feel free to transform this gravy into mushroom gravy by adding mushrooms directly to the crock pot if you wish. If you like fall apart mushrooms that become one with the gravy, add them at the beginning of cooking. If you like firmer mushrooms, add them about half way through cooking.
How do you Make Tender Beef Tips?
Like I mentioned earlier, you can use top sirloin for this Beef Tips Recipe or you can use stew meat or beef chuck – all will be delicious and crazy tender if cooked long enough. If your meat isn’t as tender as you would like, simply continue to cook away until its drool worthy tender and begging to be ladled over rice, potatoes or pasta.
So now that you have 3 recipes in 1 – Beef Tips and Rice, Beef Tips and Noodles and Beef Tips with Potatoes all with plain Gravy or Mushroom Gravy, be prepared for dinner to become easier and more drool worthy delicious!
Looking for more Slow Cooker Beef Recipes?
- Slow Cooker Honey Balsamic Beef
- Slow Cooker Beef Brisket
- Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff
- Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa
- Slow Cooker Beef Stew
- Slow Cooker Italian Sandwiches
- Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches
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