Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Crock Pot Beef Tips with Gravy

I am going to ask that you don't judge this recipe entirely on my picture.  Blame the photographer not the food.  I could have created a far more appetizing shot.   But my husband was ravenous and I had to get to work so I took a quick picture, we ate, and I made a hasty exit.  And that brings me to why I am posting this recipe.  The slow cooker is the busy person's best friend.  You can get a good meal on the table for yourself and your family.  Don't feel guilty because you didn't spend 2 hours chopping ingredients or slowly basting a turkey for 5 hours (save that for your days off when you have time and can enjoy the process).  Also, who needs all the dirty dishes cluttering their sinks on work days?   I have enough to worry about and I actually want to spend time with my family rather than cooking and cleaning for the few hours a day we all have together.  So dust off your Crock Pots if you haven't used them in a while and make a hearty meal  and feel good that you did a good days work and managed to put food on the table for the people you love.
Ingredients:
1 1/2 lb. beef tips (or cubed beef stew meat)*
1 package of dry Onion Soup Mix
1 can of Cream of Mushroom soup
1 can of Beef Broth



Directions:
Add beef to slow cooker. In a bowl, combine dry Onion soup mix, cream of mushroom soup and beef broth.  Stir to combine and pour over beef in slow cooker.  Stir all ingredients together.  Cook on low for at least 6-8 hours.  Give everything a good stir before serving.  Serve on top of mashed potatoes or egg noodles.   Enjoy with your favorite veggies and salad.

Cook’s note: You can use a whole beef roast instead of cubed stew meat.  If you don’t have cream of mushroom soup, you can substitute cream of chicken.  Also, if you are sensitive to salt, I would suggest using a low sodium cream soup as well as a low sodium beef broth

A BIG thank you to my girlfriend, Amy, for sharing this recipe with me.  
Some of the best recipes in my bulging recipe binder come from my friends.  Thank you!

Enjoy!

50 comments:

Siggy Spice said...

YUM! Looks fabulous :)

ravienomnoms said...

What a great meal! I am sure this is just so nice on a cold night

Sandra said...

I love, love beef and gravy..and if you incorporate mushrooms even better. I love this recipe, and it totally looks awesome on the photo!

Becky said...

I have a turkey breast, potatoes, carrots, and onions cooking away in my slow cooker, as I type:)
slow cookers are great for hearty winter meals.

Your beef tips look very good. We do use low sodium, everything, broth, soy sauce, soup, etc.

Nisa Homey said...

Hey this sounds nice....

Kate said...

Sounds and looks delicious!

Ang said...

I don't think the picture looks bad at all. Gives me a little hint of that goodness. Pot roast is so warming and brings back in most of us fun childhood memories.

ceecee said...

I love slow cooker recipes - makes a busy life a litle bit easier. I will definitely try this!
-eecee

My Life as the canning wife said...

This looks great!! I love a good roast:) And yes the slow cooker is a dear friend of mine!!

Kim - Liv Life said...

I really do need to get my slow cooker out!! This would be a family pleaser in my house. My husband laughs as I take pics of his food and says he's getting used to eating cold food. =)

Kimberly said...

Yum! I love crock-pot meals! There is something so wonderful about throwing something together so fast and easily, and getting to relax or getting other work done! Looks fantastic!

dreamsofcakes said...

Easy and delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

Lizzy said...

I've forgotten about this recipe! I used to make it a lot as a newlywed...mine included a slosh of sherry. I'm going to have to dust off my crockpot...it will make a happy hubby :)

Haley @ The Girly Girl Cooks said...

Yum! This looks delicious!

Katie@Cozydelicious said...

This looks awesome! I need to break out the slow cooker more often. My husband would love this dish.

Kaitlin said...

My husband would go nuts over this dish!

Candace said...

ok, I am seriously going to have to try beef tips. They keep appearing in my life and looking so yummy! I have never eaten them before but that will soon change. This is how I make my roasts though and it's fabulous, always. Thank you!

Annie said...

Yummy! I make my pot roast very similar to this. I am going to try it this way next time! You are my slow cooker bff :)

happywhennothungry said...

This looks and sounds delicious! I love making meals in the slow cooker... it's great to come home and have dinner all ready!

blackbookkitchendiaries said...

slow cooker meals are the best! thanks for sharing this post.. have a great day.

Steph said...

I've never made beef tips before, but this recipe sounds great! And I can use my slow cooker!!

Mary said...

What a nice recipe. I adore beef tips so this recipe has my name written all over it. This sounds delicious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Cakewhiz said...

I only make lentil soups in my slow cooker. I really need to broaden my horizons and try some meat dishes like this beef one you shared. It truly does look like a hearty meal!

Patsyk said...

I see the recipe says it can cook for 6-8 hours... can it go longer? I tend to favor recipes that can go for 9-10 hours since I need to factor in travel time to/from work. Do you think the additional time would negatively affect the dish?

thecountrycook said...

Patsy - I really don't think it will be a problem. I will say that I haven't ever let it go that long but I just can't see how it would hurt. If your beef tips are fairly small to begin with, they will tend to shrink up quite a bit during the cooking process. You may just want to put in a tad more beef broth. Also, just give it a good stir when you get home, before serving. Hope this helps, let me know how it goes!

Jennifer said...

This is one of my favorite things to cook in my slow cooker. Actually I don't have all that many recipes that I make in my slow cooker so I am always on the lookout for good ones. Slow cookers sure do make life easier on those busy weeknights.
Thanks for sharing your recipe. I've been looking through some of your recent posts and am enjoying the recipes. Glad I found your blog today. I'm adding myself to your list of followers :)
Til Next Time,
Jenn

Miz Helen said...

Oh my goodness girl...I just love beef tips and gravy. Your recipe looks delicious. Thank you so much for sharing it with us here at Full Plate Thursday!

cook beef tips said...

yeah its look delicious.

Ruth Sopata said...

I just finished up dinner and I used this recipe. To describe it in one word...WOW. one of the best slow cooker beef roast recipes I have ever made!! I used sirloin tip roast meat.
I did make one little adjustment: before putting roast into slow cooker, sprinkle both sides with some salt, pepper and garlic powder and rub into meat with your hand.
I served with red skin mashed potatoes, peas and dinner rolls. Finished off with strawberry pound cake.
DELICIOUS

The Country Cook said...

Hi Ruth! So happy this was a winner for ya! Thank you so much for coming back to let me know how it turned out. This is definitely a regular favorite in our house. Good idea about seasoning the meat too! :) ~Brandie

Sandy Struble said...

Thank so much for the recipe. I doubled the recipe and and it was gone! Came out perfect! Will be making this again.

karie said...

Going to try this tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

Can you use frozen beef tips?

Anonymous said...

NOT a fan of mushrooms - do you think I could sub cream of celery or another type of cream soup? This looks soooo good, I want to try it! Thanks for any suggestions!

MoraSue said...

We had this a few weeks ago and now we are having it again. It is so easy and delicious! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Campbell's Beefy Mushroom also works very well

CHAD AHLERS said...

Has anyone used the cream of chicken soup? If you have, how did it turn out?

Miracle09 said...

What size cans of beef broth and cream of mushroom should I use?

Brandie S. said...

Sorry I didn't include that. Just use the standard size can sizes (not the larger ones). I believe they are a 10 or 11 oz?

C. Hughes said...

I used the cream of chicken tonight since we're not big on mushrooms. I also used beefy onion lipton soup mix. It is AWESOME! Definitely a keeper for a regular dinner option! Thanks so much!

Leanne said...

I couldnt find sirloin tips after looking at two stores so I bought sirloin steaks and cut them up into pieces. This is one of my favorite recipes I've ever made. Just as delicious the next day.

Lauren said...

In the slow cooker right now! Thanks again for dinner tonight! <3

Kristen said...

I'm soooo happy I found this blog! I made these beef tips last night and they were fabulous! My husband hates mushrooms but I decided to sneak in cream of mushroom soup anyway. I held my breath for his first bite and he loved it!!! He still has no idea it has mushrooms! I'm making your chicken nuggets tonight!! Thank you :)

Brandie Skibinski said...

Kristen, my husband didn't know either until he saw the recipe posted later on this blog. Haaa! He does not like anything mushroom but he had no clue! Your comment made me giggle. So happy you loved this one! I hope you find lots more recipes that you love!

Brandie Skibinski said...

Hope you loved it!

Brandie Skibinski said...

Thank you for taking the time to come back and let me know how it turned out for ya!

Anonymous said...

How are you doing the turkey breast?

Laurie Reed said...

I made these tonight. I used 3 pounds of stew meat and browned it before adding it to the crock pot. I doubled everything else and it came out so delicious. I'm sending the leftovers over to my in-laws house in the morning, I'm sure they will love it, too.

Anonymous said...

Brandie -- This is going in my crock pot as we speak. I had the tail end of a London Broil that I cut up bite sized and used. The smell alone is enough to send anybody into hunger spasms. It smells wonderful. I think I'll serve over egg noodles, but potatoes sound good too.. At any rate, I'll let you know how Hubs likes it....Also there's a little joint down the road that serves beef tips and gravy with get this, Steak Fries.

juju said...

Tried this a few weeks ago and my boyfriend asked for it again yesterday... Thank you for your awesome recepies :)