Learn how to make Beef Tips and Gravy from scratch in one pot on the stovetop or in the Slow Cooker! This classic comfort food is great with mashed potatoes or egg noodles and served with roasted carrots.
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 4-6 Hours
Beef Tips with Gravy
5 pounds of beef stew meat, trimmed and cut into pieces
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 bay leaves
4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon dried thyme 2 tablespoons garlic, minced 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1 cup light red wine, like Pinot Noir (can omit and sub with an extra cup of beef broth.) 2 cups beef broth
3-5 tablespoons flour + 1/4 cup water to make a roux to thicken if needed Salt and pepper
Cut meat into 1-inch pieces and discard any pieces of fat.
Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium heat and cook the onion and garlic and then add the meat.
Cook until browned, but not all the way through so it cooks in the broth/gravy to add more flavor.
Transfer everything from the pan into your slow cooker or a large pot and add all the remaining ingredients except the flour and water mixture.
Cook on medium for 4-6 hours.
Combine the flour and water to make your roux and add a little at a time stirring continuously until broth thickens or until your desired consistency is obtained.
Serve over mashed potatoes or egg noodles and alongside roasted carrots.
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
This homemade Mashed Potato Recipe is super easy to make with basic ingredients like butter, sour cream, and milk. You can also prep the potatoes the night before and store them in a pot covered with water to save time the next day.
6-8 medium to large Yukon Gold Potatoes
6 tablespoons butter
1 cup sour cream
1 cup whole milk
1 tablespoon garlic salt
Salt and pepper
Peel each potato, cut them in half or in thirds, and place them in your pot.
Add cold water until they’re all submerged.
On medium heat slowly bring to a boil and cook for 20 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked through.
Try not to undercook them or else you’ll have lumpy potatoes.
Drain all the water and add the butter, sour cream, milk, garlic salt, and salt and pepper to the pot.
Mash with a potato masher until they are soft and creamy. Try not to take all your frustration out on them or the consistency will become gluey.
Serve with beef tips and gravy over top while hot!