Simple Crock Pot Beef Tips

Beef Tips
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  • Total: 8 hrs 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 8 hrs
  • Yield: 8 to 10 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
468 Calories
21g Fat
16g Carbs
52g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 to 10 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 468
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 28%
Saturated Fat 8g 41%
Cholesterol 150mg 50%
Sodium 834mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 52g
Calcium 75mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These crock pot beef tips are made with sirloin tips, mushrooms, and a tasty thickened sauce. Beef tips can be cut from any section, but sirloin tips or tenderloin tips  are usually labeled. Budget-friendly chuck stew beef may be used as well. Red wine is optional in this recipe, but it does add some nice flavor.

If you (or members of your family) aren't a fan of mushrooms, feel free to leave them out. I sometimes add a cup of frozen pearl onions to the crock pot along with the beef.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces fresh sliced mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 1/2 to 4 pounds sirloin tips, cut in 3/4-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet onion or green onions
  • 8 ounces sliced mushrooms, sauteed in a little butter
  • 1 can (10 1/2 oz) condensed beef broth, undiluted
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup or tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup dry red wine or cold water
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Steps to Make It

  1. In a skillet over medium heat, melt the butter.

  2. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring, until they are tender and golden brown.

  3. Remove the mushrooms to the crock pot.

  4. Combine 1/2 cup flour with the salt and pepper

  5. Toss with sirloin tips to coat thoroughly.

  6. Place the beef in the crock pot and then add the chopped onions.

  7. In a medium bowl, combine the condensed beef broth with the Worcestershire sauce and ketchup.

  8. Pour the mixture over the beef and vegetables; stir well.

  9. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 10 hours or on HIGH for 4 to 5 hours.

  10. About 45 minutes before serving time, make a smooth paste with red wine (or cold water) and 3 tablespoons flour

  11. Stir the paste into Crock-Pot, blending thoroughly.

  12. Cover and cook on high until thickened.

  13. Serve over hot buttered noodles, mashed potatoes, or rice.

Tips and Variations

  • Add a cup of small white onions or pearl onions along with the beef tips, fresh or frozen.
  • For additional flavor, sear the flour-coated beef tips in a few tablespoons of vegetable oil or butter before you add them to the crock pot.
  • Use stewing beef in the recipe instead of sirloin tips, or cut up a lean chuck roast or steak.
  • Replace the sauteed mushrooms with canned drained mushrooms.

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