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If you need a simple recipe that everyone is sure to love, try this Crockpot Beef Tips Recipe. The beef is so tender and the gravy is good on everything.

Beef Tips and gravy over mashed potatoes on a plate
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Sometimes you just need an easy crock pot recipe. One of those recipes where you can just throw it in the crockpot and you can walk away and enjoy dinner when you get home.

It’s good with a side of steamed broccoli or green beans. We also like green peas. They are all very simple to make and taste great with this recipe.

Easy homemade rolls are also amazing with this dish. You can use them to soak up ever last bit of this yummy gravy! Homemade Fluffy Biscuits would be yummy as well.

Why This Recipe Works

Slow Cooker beef Recipes is always on the menu. The crock pot cooks the beef fork tender and is always full of savory flavor. The gravy is even delicious served over rice, potatoes or noodles.

Make this beef tips recipe for the perfect weeknight meal or to feed a crowd.


Beef Tips ingredients - Cream of mushroom soup, onion, beef broth, salt and pepper, stew meat
  • Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • Diced Onion
  • Low Sodium Beef Broth
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Stew Meat (or chop up any inexpensive beef on sale)

For the full list of ingredients and recipe, please scroll to the bottom for the recipe card.

Variations Ideas

  • Cuts of Beef – Feel free to use different cuts of meat to make this crock pot beef tips. You can dice up top sirloin, chuck roast or other types of tougher cuts of meat.
  • Seasoning – For added flavor, you can use a brown gravy mix, dry onion soup mix, Worcestershire sauce and garlic.

Step by Step Instructions

Placing the stew meat in the slow cooker

Step 1 – Place the chopped stew meat in the bottom of the crockpot before adding the other ingredients. (You can sear the meat but it’s optional).

Topping the stew meat with the additional ingredients in the slow cooker

Step 2 – Place the rest of the ingredients over the stew meat. Slow Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high 4-6 hours. Then stir ingredients together and serve.

Recipe Tips

  • Crock Pot Recommendation – If you need a new crock pot for this delicious recipe, there are some nice ones on sale. I love the programmable crock pot  for when I am am not at home. You can literally set it and forget it.
  • Cooking Time – Cooking time will vary will making this recipe. We like to cook on low but also works great cooking on high.
  • Dicing Meat – If you are cutting your meat to prepare this recipe. We recommend cutting about the same size so the meat cooks evenly.
Beef Tips and gravy in the slow cooker with a serving on a ladle

Serving Suggestions

This recipe is delicious over mashed potatoes, pasta or even rice. Sometimes, I will whip up a bowl of quick and easy Instant Pot Potatoes that can be ready in only 10 minutes!

I also freeze rice so that is so easy to just take out of the freezer on busy nights.

Another option is pasta! We like to serve this over egg noodles but you could use any that you like. If you are looking for an easy meal for your Valentine’s Menu, make these steak bites.

Beef Tips and gravy over mashed potatoes

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need brown meat before putting in Slow Cooker?

There is no need to brown the meat before making this tender beef tips recipe. But if you prefer, then you can.

Can you put raw beef into a slow cooker?

Yes, the beef full cooks in the slow cooker without any problems.

How to Store Leftovers

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will stay fresh for up to 4 days and we think it taste even better the next day.

Can you Freeze Beef Tips?

Yes, this recipe freezes great. Place in a freezer safe container and freeze for up to 3 months. It’s nice having something so easy in the freezer. I love having a few freezer meals tucked away for busy days or weeks. Another meal that freezes great is Easy Taco Casserole Recipe.

Can I Make in the Instant Pot?

Yes, check out this Instant Pot Beef Tips and Gravy Recipe for another way to cook this delicious meal.

More Crock Pot Beef Recipes

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Crockpot Beef Tips

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Try this crockpot beef tips recipe next time you need an easy dinner idea. These Beef tips over rice are delicious and my favorite slow cooker beef tips recipe. Try crockpot beef tips and rice recipe today! Your family will love it!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 5 minutes
Servings 8
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 240


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  • Place the chopped stew meat in the bottom of the crockpot. Place the rest of the ingredients over the stew meat.
  • Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high 4-6 hours.
  • Serve over rice (or you can do mashed potatoes). By the way, did you know that I like to freeze my rice and then I just microwave it when I need it for dinner. Try doing that and this recipe will be even easier.

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Recipe Notes

Try these beef tips served over rice, mashed potatoes and even noodles. Serve it over egg noodles and you have a delicious steak tips and noodle recipe. Your family will never get bored of this recipe with all the variation. 

Nutrition Facts

Calories 240kcal, Carbohydrates 3g, Protein 33g, Fat 9g, Saturated Fat 3g, Cholesterol 90mg, Sodium 568mg, Potassium 336mg, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 13mg, Iron 3.1mg

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  1. Carrie Barnard says:

    Yes, I think pork stew meat would work great in this recipe.

  2. Carrie Barnard says:

    The regular size.

  3. Amy says:

    What size can of cream of mushroom is it the small or the family size

  4. Lauree says:

    Can you use pork stew meat instead of beef?

  5. Jannette says:

    Is there a substitute for the cream of Mushroom soup?

  6. Rebecca Deyo says:

    Delicious!!!! The spices were a little to intense for me shockingly, so I may do less salt next time?

    It was such an easy and yummy dinner. Perfect on anything!

  7. Carrie Barnard says:

    I’m so glad you liked it.

  8. Katie says:

    It was a very good easy recipe! Thank you for sharing.

  9. Debby says:

    Delicious! Cut up a sirloin roast, browned the chunks in a skillet, put in crockpot. Put onion and dice mushrooms in the pan with a little garlic and red wine to deglaze and added a pkg of beefy onion soup mix, can of cream of mushroom soup, can of hot water. Mixed and cooked a couple min. Poured it on meat. Cooked on low 6hrs. Served with mashed potatoes.

  10. Kassidy says:

    Can you brown the meat before placing in a crockpot? I’ve seen some recipes do that first but wasn’t exactly sure why.


  11. Dale says:

    5 stars
    Turned out delicious thanks for sharing

  12. mimi says:

    is it suggested to not stir while cooking?

  13. Tracey says:

    5 stars
    Yummy! Made a cheap piece of meat very tender and flavorful. Easy too! Will be making this way again.

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