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 six ingredients (and two are optional), the 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.
- 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 black pepper (freshly ground)
- Optional: 1 tablespoon minced dried onion
- Optional: 1 can (6 ounces) sliced mushrooms (drained)
- Put the sirloin tips in the slow cooker.
- 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. Pour the mixture over the sirloin tips.
- Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 7 to 9 hours.
- 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.
Tips and Variations
If you find this recipe needs a little bit of a 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.
Otherwise, you can add or alter some of the ingredients. Include about 1/2 cup of finely chopped onion instead of dried minced onions, or throw in 2 minced cloves of garlic. You can also add a few tablespoons of tomato paste to enrich the taste of the gravy.
There are also some easy swaps you can make, such as replacing the golden mushroom soup with regular condensed cream of mushroom soup (or a healthy version). Or use cream of celery soup. Use onion gravy mix or a mushroom gravy mix instead of brown gravy, or include a 12-ounce jar of roast beef gravy instead of the dry mix.
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.
If you like this dish and are looking for something similar, there are a few other recipes to try. Slow cooked sirloin tips with mushrooms combines beef with mushrooms, beef broth, and red wine to create a simple but hearty dish, while butter-sauteed mushrooms, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, and red wine come together to make a basic but complex tasting beef and gravy in your crock pot.
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