Slow Cooker Beef Tips and Gravy
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Slow Cooker Beef Tips and Gravy is perfect to serve to dinner guests but simple enough for a weeknight dinner recipe! Serve it over noodles, potatoes or rice!
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 and ½ pounds beef chuck or sirloin, cut into large bite-size pieces
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups beef stock
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1½ teaspoons beef bouillon
  • 1½ teaspoons sugar
  • ½ tsp dried parsley
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp dried thyme
  • Fresh chopped parsley, for garnish
  1. After cutting meat and while it is still on the cutting board, toss it with 1 teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Add beef in single layer (work in 2 batches if needed) to the hot skillet and let cook for approximately 2 minutes, without stirring. Let it cook until it has a nice sear/crust on one side (this will give it a lot of flavor), then continue to cook while stirring until beef is browned all over but not cooked all the way through.
  4. Transfer beef to 6-quart slow cooker and top with chopped onions and minced garlic.
  5. To the remaining juices left in the skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter. Whisk in the flour until dissolved. Add in remaining gravy ingredients.
  6. Bring this to a boil then reduce to a simmer until thickened to the consistency of thick gravy. Make sure you let it get thick enough because it will thin out a bit in the slow cooker. Add to slow cooker and stir to combine all ingredients.
  7. Cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours or on LOW for 5-7 hours. Beef is ready when it is melt-in-your-mouth tender. Add additional salt and pepper, if needed.
  8. Garnish with fresh, chopped parsley for color. Serve over OR with mashed potatoes, egg noodles or rice. Enjoy!
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