Slow Cooker Beef Tips and Gravy

Slow Cooker Beef Tips and Gravy is tender melt-in-your-mouth beef, rich, flavorful gravy that’s absolutely satisfying served over rice, egg noodles, or mashed potatoes. No canned soup or mixes!

Slow cooker beef tips and gravy over cooked rice on a dark plate on a dark surface.

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Why You’ll Love This

This dish is also known as Beef Tips and Rice or Beef Tips and Noodles. Choose your favorite base to serve this easy Beef Tips and Gravy.

  • This crockpot beef tips and gravy recipe is a simple slow cooker meal that’s easy to prepare.
  • It’s richly satisfying and is sure to please!
  • It’s budget-friendly and feeds eight easily.
  • It’s a comfort meal at its finest.
  • This slow cooker beef tips recipe requires only a few simple ingredients to achieve the rich savory flavor.
  • No canned soups or brown gravy mix in this recipe for beef tips with thick gravy! No onion soup mix, brown gravy mix, or cream of mushroom soup is required.

Some of our other favorite easy dinner recipes are French Bread Sloppy Joes, Classic Pot Roast, Pesto Focaccia Ham, Turkey, and Cheese Sandwich, Italian Sausage Rigatoni, and Slow Cooker Roast Chicken.

Slow cooker beef tips and gravy recipe ingredients on a dark surface.

Please see the recipe card below for a full list of ingredients, measurements, and instructions.

How to Make Slow Cooker Beef Tips and Gravy

This recipe requires a few more steps than the usual dump-and-go beef tips and gravy with creamed soup. But it’s well worth the extra time, trust me.

  • In a large bowl season the beef tips with kosher salt and black pepper. Add the all-purpose flour and toss the meat to coat evenly.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, and sear the beef in 2 or 3 batches until browned on all sides. Transfer the meat to the slow cooker with a slotted spoon. Set the bowl with the remaining excess flour to the side, do not throw it out.
Seasoned beef tips dredged with flour in a glass mixing bowl on a dark surface.
Seared beef tips in a skillet.
  • Sprinkle the dried thyme and Italian seasoning evenly over the meat. Add the onion and garlic. In the bowl with the reserved flour whisk together the beef broth and Worcestershire sauce. Pour the broth mixture over the beef.
Seasonings, onions, and garlic added to the beef tips in the crock of a slow cooker.
Beef broth and Worcestershire sauce whisked together with the remaining flour in a glass bowl.
  • Slow cook on low for 6 to 7 hours or high for 4 to 5 hours until the beef is fork tender.
Cooked beef tips and gravy recipe in the crock of a slow cooker.
Slow cooker beef tips and gravy over cooked rice on a dark plate on a dark surface.

How to Serve This Crock Pot Beef Tips Recipe

This easy crockpot beef tips and gravy is a meal by itself served over rice, pasta, or quick mashed potatoes but you can serve it with Roasted Green Beans and Mushrooms, Oven Roasted Broccoli, or Cucumber and Radish Salad. Don’t forget Soft and Fluffy One Hour Rolls.

Tips

  • Beef chuck, sirloin, or stew meat provide the most moist and tender beef tips. Cut the beef into large bite-size pieces, removing excess fat. They do shrink some while cooking.
  • Searing the meat first will seal in the juices and help keep it from drying out. Searing the beef also adds an additional layer of flavor. When searing the meat do it in batches, don’t overcrowd the pan.
  • Use low sodium beef broth so you can control the salt content. If you can only find regular beef broth omit the salt, season to taste.
  • If you want a thicker gravy remove 1/2 cup of gravy and whisk in 1 tablespoon of cornstarch, add back to the slow cooker, and cook on high for 10-15 minutes longer.
  • If you want a thinner gravy and a little more beef stock.

FAQs

How to make beef tips tender

If your meat isn’t as tender as you would like, simply continue to cook until it’s fork-tender. As mentioned above the cut of meat that should be used is beef chuck, top sirloin, or stew meat.

Storing

Let the beef tips cool completely, place them in an airtight container, and refrigerate for up to 4 days. Gently reheat in a pot on the stovetop until warmed through. Or in the microwave.

Can you freeze beef tips and gravy?

Yes, the gravy is not cream based! Let it cool completely, place it in a freezer safe container, and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight.

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Slow cooker beef tips and gravy over cooked rice on a dark plate on a dark surface.

Slow Cooker Beef Tips and Gravy Recipe

Tender melt in your mouth chunks of beef swimming in a savory rich gravy.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 7 hours
Servings: 8
Calories: 243kcal
Author: Leigh Harris

Ingredients
 

  • 2 1/2 lbs Beef chuck roast (or sirloin or stew meat) fat trimmed, cut into large bite size pieces
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper
  • 1/2 cup All-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp Dried thyme
  • 1 cup Onion diced
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 3 cloves Garlic minced
  • 2 cups Low sodium beef broth
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

Instructions

  • In a large bowl season the beef tips with kosher salt and black pepper. Add the all-purpose flour and toss the meat to coat evenly.
    2 1/2 lbs Beef chuck roast (or sirloin or stew meat), 1/2 tsp Kosher salt, 1/2 tsp Black pepper, 1/2 cup All-purpose flour
  • Heat the 2 tablespoons of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, sear the beef in 2 or 3 batches until browned on all sides adding oil as needed. Transfer the meat to the slow cooker with a slotted spoon. Set the bowl with the remaining flour in it to the side, do not throw it out.
  • Sprinkle the dried thyme and Italian seasoning evenly over the meat. Add the onion and garlic.
    1 tsp Italian seasoning, 1/2 tsp Dried thyme, 1 cup Onion, 3 cloves Garlic
  • In the bowl with the reserved flour whisk together the beef broth and Worcestershire sauce. Pour the broth mixture over the beef and add the bay leaf.
    2 cups Low sodium beef broth, 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce, 1 Bay leaf
  • Slow cook on low for 6 to 7 hours or high for 4 to 5 hours until the beef is fork tender. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • If you want a thicker gravy remove 1/2 cup of gravy and whisk in 1 tablespoon of cornstarch, add back to the slow cooker, and cook on high for 10-15 minutes longer. If you would like it thinner add a little more beef broth.

Notes

Use low sodium beef broth so you can control the salt content. If you can only find regular beef broth omit the salt, season to taste.
Storing and Freezing – Let it cool completely, place it in an airtight container, and refrigerate for up to 4 days. Or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition

Calories: 243kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 364mg | Potassium: 668mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 4mg

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