Easy Crockpot Beef Tips & Gravy With Two Ingredients
My goal with easy recipes like this one for Crockpot Beef Tips & Gravy is to create a simple supper full of flavor without a lot of work involved.
This crockpot beef tips and gravy recipe is a game-changer for busy weeknights. With just a few ingredients and minimal prep, you’ll have a delicious meal in no time.
BEEF TIPS OR STEAK TIPS
Some folks call it Steak Tips and Rice because the meat is typically sirloin cut into chunks.
I always heard about this dish called beef tips. My Dad loved Beef Tips & Rice and my Mom would cook it for him from scratch the old-fashioned way.
You know how you batter the beef tips in flour then brown them on all sides then drain, then make the gravy, then add the beef tips back in and simmer forever? Yes, it is good but it is also time-consuming and messy. This easy recipe for beef tips in the Crockpot is just as good without all the fuss.
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Crockpot Beef Tips Ingredients
- 2 Cans of Beef Gravy
- Beef Tips
All you need for this simple meal is one or two cans of beef gravy depending on how many beef tips you plan to cook. We want the beef tips to be completely covered with gravy in the Crockpot so I always use two cans. Plus my fellas like plenty of gravy on their rice too.
As always, I rinse the meat under cool water and drain it in a colander before cooking.
Some of the pieces of meat are larger than others so I cut them into smaller chunks to stretch the dish when the need arises. We are ready to slow cook beef tips.
Instructions for Crockpot Beef Tips & Gravy
Season the beef tips with salt and pepper and then place them into the Crockpot. Sprinkle with one packet of Beefy Onion dry soup mix. Pour the gravy over them and stir.
Turn the Crockpot on to low and cook for 6 to 8 hours. The beef tips will be fork-tender and delicious!
I am using a smaller Crockpot like this one.
LET’S TALK ABOUT FLAVOR
So I have had at least one person say they didn’t feel like the beef tips had any real flavor so let’s talk about where the flavor comes from in this recipe.
Salt and Pepper, to taste for this recipe. I am typically light-handed with salt because of high blood pressure. There is salt already added to both the beef gravy and the beefy soup mix.
Sometimes a little more pepper may be in order if your crew likes a little ‘bite’ to the flavor.
ADD YOUR OWN SEASONING
Add any dry seasoning you like! Come tell me about it! Everyone would like to know what you did differently including me!
When cooking in the Crockpot, there is a moisture factor as the liquid does not evaporate. Condensation will tend to water down the gravy just a tad but not too much.
The canned beef gravy already has salt added so I skip the salt. If you prefer more salt, be sure to add some.
Serve Beef Tips and Gravy with:
- Egg Noodles
- Mashed Potatoes (here’s my Made from Scratch recipe)
Some folks would insist on having a pan of biscuits just because there is slow cooked beef in gravy involved. That will be good too!
Rice is a kitchen staple that helps stretch the grocery budget while being yummy and filling at the same time, especially with gravy on top. Don’t throw out the leftover rice, it’s perfectly good to reheat and serve again tomorrow. Keep scrolling past this recipe for a list of weeknight meal ideas using rice.
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Add flavor to this easy recipe by seasoning the pot with your favorite flavor of dry soup mix. I like using the Beefy onion flavor. Order these pantry staples from Amazon using the affiliate links provided below and have groceries delivered to your door!
Crockpot Beef Tips & Gravy
This easy Beef Tips & Gravy recipe is made in the Crockpot with few ingredients. It's a very versatile recipe so you can add your own flavor touches and serve with rice, noodles or mashed potatoes.
- 2 lbs. beef tips
- 2 cans beef gravy (13 oz. ea.)
- 1 packet dry beefy onion soup mix (Optional)
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Place the beef tips in the Crockpot.
- Sprinkle the soup mix and seasonings over top of the beef tips
- Pour gravy over the meat and seasoning, then stir to blend.
- Turn the Crockpot on low and cook for about 6 to 8 hours until meat is fork tender. (Can be cooked on high for about 3-4 hours)
- Serve over a bed of rice for a delicious, easy, and affordable weeknight meal.
Serve these Beef Tips over a bed of rice for an easy weeknight meal using few ingredients and easy clean up!
SEASONING VARIATIONS: Use whatever seasoning combinations your family enjoys the most!
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Campbell's Gravy, Beef, 13.8 oz. Can (Pack of 12)
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Reynolds Kitchens Premium Slow Cooker Liners - 13 x 21 Inch, 6 Count
HOMWE Extra Long Professional Silicone Oven Mitt, Oven Mitts with Quilted Liner, Heat Resistant Pot Holders, Flexible Oven Gloves, Gray, 1 Pair, 13.7 Inch
Iberia Jasmine Rice, 5 lbs Long Grain Naturally Fragrant Enriched Jasmine Rice, White
Lipton Soup and Dip Mix Savory Herb with Garlic 2.4 Oz, Pack of 12
Crock-Pot 7-Quart Oval Manual Slow Cooker | Stainless Steel (SCV700SS)
Amount Per Serving Calories 378Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 109mgSodium 2691mgCarbohydrates 19gFiber 2gSugar 2gProtein 42g
Nutrition Information is not accurate based on uncontrollable variables in each persons home.
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Can you cook this on high for less time or will it not be tender?
Hi Ashley, I have never cooked this meal on high so I can’t honestly answer your question with good results. My thinking is the meat wouldn’t be as tender. However, we won’t know if we don’t try. Let me know how it goes for you. I’d like to know.
I used my old school pressure cooker to make this. Pressure cooked the beef in a cup of beef broth, the beefy onion packet along with onions & mushrooms for 30 min. After the pressure settled down, added the gravy, some soy sauce and boiled it for another 30 min. Served over rice with a dollop of sour cream. YUM~
I don’t think it will burn but it will dry out the meat most likely. Curious if you tried it though. I work 10-12 hour shifts so don’t get to use my crock pot on certain meals because of this.
I have never cooked it that long so I’m not sure. I do have a comment from someone who cooked on low for 7 hours and it was good.
I leave the house at 5:30am and don’t get home til 3pm, can this be on low for 10 hours or will it burn?
Carol, I have never cooked it for that long. Beef tips are such small pieces of meat, they don’t take long to cook. Not sure it would burn. The only thing I have ever burned in a Crockpot is a cake and that was really just the edges. I’m curious about that timing though. Let me know how it goes. Is it possible for you to go home on your lunch break and get it in the Crockpot at that time?
I made this tonight for dinner, the kids and my husband loved it! Super simple and it doesn’t lack any flavor if you season the beef before pouring the gravy over and turning on the slow cooker. Mine was set to low at 10:00am and was served at 5:30pm. It was super soft at 4:00. I used beef stew meat, it was super tender. Excellent recipe thank you for sharing, you definitely helped this momma out. I am saving this and it will be one of my regulars. I served with rice, bunch of veggies, pico de gallo and fresh salsa.
Olivia, your sides sound really good to go with this meal. So glad you liked it and this one is a keeper for sure. My guys love when I cook this and have no idea how easy it makes my day too. Thanks for letting me know how long yours cooked. Lots of folks want to know if they can cook on low for longer.
Can you add peppers and onions to this recipe? When would you when using a crockpot?
Although I have never tried it I think the answer is Yes and I would do it at the beginning but cut them into large pieces because they will shrink during cooking. Please let me know how it goes as others might like to know as well.
Where can I find a 13oz jar of gravy? I’ve found a 10.5oz can, 12, 18. Where is this elusive 13oz jar?
Hi Lucas. The gravy is pictured in the post. It’s Campbell’s in a can. It is sometimes hard to find in the grocery store but it is located with all of the canned gravy. It is linked underneath the recipe so you can take a closer look or order it from Amazon if you like.
I have made this many times… my family loves it. The beef is tender and flavorful. I always add sautéed onions and mushrooms. Serve it over mashed creamed cauliflower.
Quick question instead of can gravy can I use the packet of gravy? Trying to use what I have at home.
Hi Denise, Great question! I have not tried it with the packet so I don’t really know. If you try it, please come back and let us know how it turns out! The canned gravy gives us the ‘liquid’ gravy for the rice we always serve the beef tips on. Have you seen this recipe, https://intelligentdomestications.com/2018/04/not-quite-mississippi-crockpot-roast.html for Not Quite Mississippi Crockpot Roast? It uses 2 packets and turns out with a juicy gravy so it might work with the beef tips too. Now I want to try it that way!
Can this be done in an Instant Pot?
Hi Niki, Thanks for stopping by. The Crockpot is my best friend in the kitchen and I have never made this in the Instant Pot. If you do it, let me know. I”d be interested to hear about it.
We also mix in Worcestershire sauce and A1 and then just salt and pepper to taste once dished onto plates. My husband prefers saltier dishes. Then I serve this with mashed potatoes and a veggie. He loves it.
Will this turn out well if the recipe is cut in half?
Hi Kate, I have never cut this particular recipe in half but I see no reason why it wouldn’t work. I would use 1 lb. of beef tips and 1 can of gravy. If you are using the dry onion soup mix, half a packet of that too. Store the other half of the packet in a resealable bag but if you do not have a use for the other half, toss it within 2 weeks.
Do I add the water the can of gravy calls for also ?
Hi Jackie. That is a good question. No, don’t add the water. The Crockpot creates condensation anyway so we don’t need the water.
Using the onion soup mix adds enough salt to this dish no need for extra salt
The beef looks so tender and the gravy so rich!! What a delicious dish. Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party! Hope to see you next week too!
What else can you use if you don’t like onions or mushrooms?
LouAnn, add any vegetable your family enjoys in raw form which will cook at the same time as the meat.
Love simple recipes. I haven’t used my crock pot for any meal this season, so this may be the recipe to make use of it 🙂
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