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.
- 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.
- 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.
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