Simple Slow Cooker Sirloin Tips

slow cooker beef tips

The Spruce Eats / Diana Chistruga

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 8 hrs
Total: 8 hrs 5 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
438 Calories
24g Fat
7g Carbs
43g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 438
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 9g 46%
Cholesterol 141mg 47%
Sodium 512mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 43g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 77mg 6%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 610mg 13%
*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.)

Imagine coming home after a long day to a homemade hearty beef dish cooked in a flavorful gravy. Sound like too much work? These slow cooker sirloin tips are super-easy to prepare and use only seven ingredients (and two are optional). This simple recipe coming together to make a rich and comforting meal. The addition of red wine complements the beef and mushrooms and adds a bit of complexity.

The beef and sauce taste great over hot cooked rice or noodles, as well as mashed potatoes.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds sirloin tips

  • 1 (10 1/2-ounce) can golden cream of mushroom soup

  • 1 (1-ounce) packet brown gravy mix

  • 1/2 cup red wine, such as cabernet, Burgundy, or pinot noir

  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon minced dried onion, optional

  • 1 (6-ounce) can sliced mushrooms, drained, optional

  • 2 tablespoons parsley

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    slow cooker beef tips ingredients

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  2. Put the sirloin tips in the slow cooker. 

    beef tips in slow cooker pot

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  3. In a bowl, combine the condensed soup, gravy mix, red wine, and black pepper. Add the minced onion and sliced mushrooms if using; blend well.

    gravy mixture in bowl with spoon

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  4. Pour the mixture over the sirloin tips.

    gravy mixture poured over beef tips in crock pot

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  5. Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 7 to 9 hours. 

    finished slow cooked beef tips in gravy in slow cooker

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  6. If the liquids lack flavor after several hours of cooking, strain them into a saucepan and reduce over medium heat for 5 to 8 minutes, or until concentrated and flavorful.

    gravy in small pot heating up to reduce and being stirred with spatula

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  7. Return reduced gravy to crockpot, mix with beef, and garnish with parsley.

    reduced gravy returned to pot with beef and garnished with parsley

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Tips

  • If you find this recipe needs a flavor boost, there are several ways to increase the flavors. To enhance the beef taste, sear the raw sirloin tips in a large skillet over medium-high heat in a tablespoon or two of olive oil. Add the seared meat to the slow cooker and continue with the recipe.
  • If 2 pounds of beef tips are too much for your family, the recipe is easily scaled down. Or double everything for a potluck dish or game-day party.

Recipe Variations

  • Include about 1/2 cup of finely chopped onion instead of dried minced onions, or throw in 2 minced cloves of garlic.
  • A few tablespoons of tomato paste may be added to enrich the taste of the gravy.
  • Replace the golden mushroom soup with cream of mushroom or cream of celery soup.
  • Use an onion or mushroom gravy mix instead of the brown gravy, or use a jar of roast beef gravy instead of the dry mix.