Slow Cooker Beef Tips

Slow Cooker Beef Tips

In the heart of home cooking lies a recipe that effortlessly marries convenience with luxury – the Slow Cooker Beef Tips. Picture tender strips of sirloin, bathed in a rich, savory gravy, slow-cooked to perfection. This dish is a symphony of flavors and textures, with each ingredient playing its part in creating a warm, comforting meal that promises to soothe your soul and tantalize your taste buds.

From the earthy depth of the baby Bella mushrooms to the robustness of the dry red wine, every element in this recipe contributes to its rustic elegance. The slow cooker does most of the work, allowing the flavors to mingle and intensify over hours, resulting in beef that is not just cooked but is tenderly caressed to the point of perfection.

Whether it’s a chilly evening or a busy weekday when comfort food is the call of the hour, this dish stands ready to answer. Serve it over a bed of fluffy brown rice, buttered egg noodles, or creamy mashed potatoes, and watch as it elevates a simple dinner into a memorable dining experience. Let’s embark on this culinary journey and create a dish that speaks the language of comfort and taste in every spoonful.


  1. 1 small onion, sliced
  2. 8 oz baby Bella mushrooms, sliced
  3. 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  4. 1 lb sirloin steak, cut into strips, excess fat trimmed
  5. Salt & pepper to taste
  6. 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  7. ¼ cup dry red wine (plus a splash for deglazing)
  8. 2-½ cups fat-free beef broth
  9. 2 tbsp cornstarch
  10. ¼ cup cold water


  1. Prepare the Slow Cooker: Begin by placing the sliced onions and mushrooms into the bottom of a 4.5-quart slow cooker. This will create a flavorful bed for your beef tips.
  2. Sear the Beef: Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Generously season the steak strips with salt and pepper. Once the skillet is hot, add the steak strips and sear them on all sides for about 3 minutes – just enough to get a nice browning. Remember, we’re not cooking them through just yet.
  3. Layer in the Slow Cooker: Transfer the browned meat into the slow cooker, resting them atop the bed of onions and mushrooms.
  4. Deglaze: In the same skillet, add a splash of red wine. This is a crucial step to capture all the delicious, caramelized bits from the pan. Stir and scrape the bottom of the skillet, then pour this flavorful liquid into the slow cooker.
  5. Add Liquids and Seasonings: Over the beef, sprinkle another round of pepper for that extra zing, then pour in the Worcestershire sauce, remaining red wine, and beef broth.
  6. Slow Cook to Perfection: Cover the slow cooker and set it to cook on low for 6-8 hours. This long, slow cooking process will tenderize the beef and meld the flavors beautifully.
  7. Thicken the Gravy: About 45 minutes before serving, whisk together the cornstarch and cold water until smooth. Uncover the slow cooker and stir in this mixture. Then, cover and cook on high, allowing the gravy to thicken and envelop the beef in a rich, velvety sauce.
  8. Serve with a Side: This dish pairs wonderfully with brown rice, buttered egg noodles, or creamy mashed potatoes. Choose your favorite and prepare it to serve alongside the beef tips.

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