Simple Slow Cooker Sirloin Tips

sirloin tips, slow cooker
Diana Rattray
  • Total: 8 hrs 5 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 8 hrs
  • Yield: 6 servings
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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.

What You'll Need

  • 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)

How to Make It

  1. Put the sirloin tips in the slow cooker. 
  2. 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.
  3. Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 7 to 9 hours. 
  4. 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.


    • 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.


    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    361 Calories
    15g Fat
    5g Carbs
    46g Protein
    (Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)