We eat our fair share of chicken, lean pork, lean ground beef and meatless meals. But, every once in a while we like to sink our teeth into something a little more “meaty”.
This recipe fits that bill. With the right recipe, lean uncooked beef tips can be turned into a lot of great dishes like beef stew, soups and other juicy meals. But, you just can’t go wrong with a good recipe for Beef Tips in your culinary arsenal.
Many years ago I took some first aid classes and received my certification in CPR. I did this through the Heart Association. Like many events similar to this, you’ll find all kinds of literature. Some free and some for purchase. At this particular event, I was interested in cookbooks. My recipe is similar to a beef tips recipe in one of the cookbooks. Over the years, I’ve developed this recipe into a tasty main course dish.
You have two options here:
- Slow cooker – method 1
- Stove top – method 2
I’ve made both. Follow the basic directions of the recipe for both methods. If using the stove top, cook until meat is fork tender then add the cornstarch slurry and continue cooking until gravy has thickened.
Also, I serve this mostly with rice (white or brown). You can also served it with noodles (like these buttery garlic noodles) or you could serve piping hot mashed potatoes.
I call Tall & Handsome my southwestern cowboy. He was born in a little cattle town in New Mexico just over the Texas border. He grew up loving beef. With that said, he gives his two thumbs up of approval.
Beef Tips with Mushrooms and Rice
2 pounds lean beef tips
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 cup low sodium beef broth
2 cups dry red wine
3 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
1 large onion, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon minced garlic
8 ounce package of whole mushrooms, wash, patted dry and quartered
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt (or to taste)
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
3 tablespoons cornstarch
3 tablespoons water
Hot cooked rice
- Brown beef tips in a skillet (or your stock pot if cooking on the stove top) on medium high in the olive oil. Brown the beef tips in two separate batches to insure proper browning. Add meat to the slow cooker if using method 1.
- Next, add the remaining ingredients to the slow cooker (or stock pot). Stir to combine.
- Place lid on slow cooker and cook on high about 4 hours of until beef is tender. (on the stove top cook until beef is fork tender)
- Make a slurry with the cornstarch and water. Add to beef tips and continue cooking until gravy thickens.
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