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Slow Cooker Beef Tips and Gravy

Slow Cooker Beef Tips and Gravy (with no “cream soup!” ) is is wonderfully tender, richly satisfying, comforting and flavorful and the perfect make ahead meal for busy weeknights! I also love serving these Beef Tips Recipe for special occasions or holidays because they are so easy, make ahead and simple to double/triple or I've even 10X the recipe!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings 6 -8

Ingredients

Beef Tips

  • 1 tablespoon Vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds stew meat, beef chuck or sirloin cut into large bite size pieces
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4-6 garlic cloves, minced

Gravy

  • 1-4 tablespoons butter (in directions)
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups low sodium beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons beef bouillon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 tsp EACH dried parsley, paprika
  • 1/4 tsp EACH dried oregano, dried thyme

Instructions

  • 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.
  • To the remaining juices left in the skillet, melt 1-4 tablespoons butter. The amount of butter will depend on how much juices/fat are left from searing your meat. You want approximately 1/2 cup between the juices and the butter. Whisk the flour into the butter 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.
  • 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.

Notes

Don't miss the "how to make" recipe video at the top of the post!v