Crock Pot Beef Tips is a simple slow cooker recipe that is made with chuck roast, beef broth, cream of mushroom soup and seasoning.
THE MOST TENDER BEEF TIPS EVER!
These Crock Pot Beef Tips are a simple slow cooker recipe that is made with chuck roast, beef broth, cream of mushroom soup, onion soup mix and a special seasoning. Want to make your own onion soup mix? Be sure to try my Homemade Dry Onion Soup Mix. It works wonderful in this meal!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ’S):
Season the cuts of beef with lemon pepper seasoning. Add a little oil to a large pot. Brown the beef tips in a large pot. Remove them to a plate. Add the cream of mushroom soup, beef broth and onion soup mix to the pot. Whisk together well. Add the beef back to the pot. Cover and cook on low heat for about an hour. Right before they are done, whisk together melted butter and flour. Add this mixture into the pot. Turn the heat up on the pot to medium-high until the mixture thickens. Then serve.
Yep! Preheat oven to 400F degrees. Season the beef tips with lemon pepper seasoning. In a large oven safe pot or baking dish add the stew meat. In a bowl whisk together the the cream of mushroom soup, beef broth and onion soup mix. Pour this over the beef tips. Cover pot with a lid (or aluminum foil) and cook on the middle shelf for about an hour. If you need to thicken the sauce, follow my directions below for the butter/flour mixture to add to the pot.
Since we are cooking this low and slow, you can use a cheaper cut of meat like chuck roast. However, you could also use steak. Flat iron steak is still relatively inexpensive, serves the same amount of people and provides a lot of flavor.
I like serving beef tips over rice to take advantage of all that yummy gravy! You can also serve with my Million Dollar Mashed Potatoes or just some simple egg noodles. Also, we really love these Maple Glazed Carrots as a veggie side dish!
It is not recommended. Of course you certainly could do it but I don’t think you’ll get the super tender meat that you would get if you cooked it low and slow – especially if you are using a tougher cut of meat.
A five or six quart crock pot works perfect for this recipe.
Leftovers should be stored in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. They can also be frozen for up to 3 months.
INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (SEE RECIPE CARD BELOW FOR THE FULL RECIPE)
- beef chuck roast – because we are cooking this on low, it will make this chuck roast come out so tender. You can certainly use other cuts of meat like round roast or even cheaper cuts of steak.
- lemon pepper seasoning – this might seem like weird seasoning for meat but it really works. You don’t taste the lemon. It seasons the meat without overwhelming all the other flavors going on. But use the seasoning you prefer.
- dry onion soup mix – I have a homemade onion soup mix recipe if you prefer to make it from scratch.
- cream of mushroom soup (lower sodium) – if you prefer to have a bit more control over what is in your condensed cream of mushroom soup, I have a homemade cream of mushroom soup recipe and you can control how much salt is added.
- beef broth (low sodium) – I am suggesting lower sodium ingredients here because this meal can get a bit too salty since we’re using ingredients that all have salt in them. If you prefer more salt then feel free to use the regular beef broth.
- butter and flour – I use this to thicken the gravy at the end but you can skip this part if you like your gravy on the thinner side.
HOW TO MAKE CROCK POT BEEF TIPS:
In a 5 quart slow cooker, combine dry onion soup mix, cream of mushroom soup and beef broth. Whisk to combine (don’t worry if there are lumps, they will come out as it cooks.)
Cut beef into about 1-inch cubes. Sprinkle lemon pepper seasoning on beef.
Add meat to crock pot and give it all a good stir.
Cover and cook on low for at least 6-8 hours.
Once it’s ready, you can work on the gravy. Now, you can serve this up just as it is when it is ready. But I know some folks like a thicker gravy and it couldn’t be easier to make. In a medium pot, melt two tablespoons of butter. Once it is melted, add in about 3 heaping tablespoons of flour. Whisk it together until smooth. In French cooking terminology, this is called a “roux” (pronounced “roo”.)
Pour in 2 cups of the beef broth mixture into the butter/flour mixture. What I like to do is scoop all the beef tips out of the crock pot and put them in a bowl or on a plate. Then pour 2 cups of the beef broth mixture into a measuring cup.
Whisk it together until smooth, then bring the heat up to high (while whisking briskly the whole time.) It should quickly begin to thicken. Once it gets to your desired thickness, take it off the heat and pour it back into your crock pot. Then add the beef tips back in and stir well.
Serve over rice, mashed potatoes or egg noodles!
Cook’s note: If you don’t have cream of mushroom soup, you can substitute cream of chicken. But I will tell you that neither my husband and I enjoy mushrooms and we enjoy this. You don’t taste any mushrooms as an ingredient in this.
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Originally posted: January 2011
Updated & Republished: April 2019
Crock Pot Beef Tips (+Video)
- 1 packet dry onion soup mix
- 10.5 ounce can low sodium cream of mushroom soup
- 14 ounce can low sodium beef broth
- 1 ½ pounds beef chuck roast
- 1 ½ Tablespoons lemon pepper seasoning (you can just use salt and pepper or any seasoning flavors you prefer)
To thicken gravy: (see notes below)
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- 3 Tablespoons flour
- In a 5 quart slow cooker, combine 1 packet dry onion soup mix, 10.5 ounce can low sodium cream of mushroom soup, and 14 ounce can low sodium beef broth. Whisk to combine (don't worry if there are lumps, they will come out as it cooks).
- Cut 1 1/2 pounds beef chuck roast (or smaller if you prefer). Sprinkle 1 1/2 Tablespoons lemon pepper seasoning on beef and stir it around to make sure it is all coated.
- Add meat to crock pot and give it all a good stir.
- Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
- Optional to thicken the gravy: about 20 minutes before serving, in a medium pot, melt 2 Tablespoons butter. Once it is melted, add in about 3 Tablespoons flour. Whisk it together.
- Then pour in 2 cups of the beef broth mixture from crock pot into the butter/flour mixture. Whisk it again until smooth, then bring the heat up to high (while whisking briskly the whole time.) It should quickly begin to thicken
- Once it gets to your desired thickness, take it off the heat and pour it back into then crock pot.
- Stir well then serve over rice or noodles or all by itself!
- See my FAQ section above to answers to the most frequently asked question.
- Optional: top with a little sliced green onion.
- Serve over rice, mashed potatoes or egg noodles!
- Cream of chicken can be substituted for the cream of mushroom.
- To thicken the gravy, you can just mix together 3 Tablespoons of cornstarch with 3 Tablespoons water and add this to the slow cooker then turn on high until gravy is thickened. The butter/flour mixture just adds a little more flavor but it’s not absolutely necessary.
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