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This easy beef tips and gravy is the perfect comfort food. It is quick and easy to make and when served over mashed potatoes, absolutely delicious! This best beef tips recipe can be made with sirloin or chuck roast.
Simple beef tips and gravy served over fluffy creamy mashed potatoes is one of my family’s favorite. This is the dish that no matter how much I make, we never seem to have any leftovers because my kids go for seconds. It is that delicious! If you are looking for that dish that will have your family asking for more, this is it.
Beef Tips and Gravy Recipe
This homemade beef tips and gravy recipe is simple, quick to make and it is flavorful and extremely tasty.
My recipe does not use any browning sauce and the gravy is made from scratch. In this dish, the beef is seasoned with pepper and salt and browned before simmering in the savory beef gravy. This makes the beef tips tender, and tasty. This is a step by step recipe on how to make beef tips from scratch.
Check the printable recipe card at the bottom for a detailed list and measurements.
Beef: Sirloin, tenderloin, or chuck roast. I like to buy chuck roast and cut into cubes of about the same size.
Olive oil: You can substitute for unsalted butter. If substituting with salted butter, reduce the salt to avoid being too salty.
Garlic: Fresh garlic minced, you can substitute with store-bought canned minced garlic.
Pepper: I mix my black pepper and paprika because I like a kick to my food and it balances the taste and brings it all together.
Soy sauce: I use a mixture of low sodium soy sauce and dark soy sauce half and half.
Flour: all-purpose flour
Corn flour: corn flour helps thicken the gravy
How to make Beef Tips and Gravy
In a bowl, season the beef cubes with the pepper and salt.
Put a skillet on high heat, add a spoon on olive oil, and brown the beef in a single layer.
Turn the beef and brown beef on the other side. Set aside.
Put a pot on medium to high heat, add the remaining olive oil and sautee the garlic and onions.
Mix the flour and cornflour together and add to the sauteed onions and garlic and brown.
Add the beef broth to the pot, whisk and simmer.
Add the soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and the browned beef to the pot.
Simmer for 20-30 minutes.
Serve over mashed potatoes or rice.
Beef tips with gravy can be enjoyed poured generously over mashed potatoes, spicy potatoes, rice, or egg noddles. Whatever you decide to enjoy it with, pour it over it and enjoy the best beef tips with gravy homemade from scratch.
How to store & Reheat
When making this recipe, you can make extra to store in the refrigerator for a few days or store in the freezer. This beef tips and gravy can be stored in the refrigerator for 2 days or freezer for up to three months. Allow the beef tips to cool, put in an airtight container or airtight bag, and store in the refrigerator or freezer. It can be reheated on the stove or microwave.
Stove: To reheat frozen beef tips, transfer the frozen bag to the fridge a night before to thaw. Pour the content in a saucepan or pot and reheat on low to medium heat. Add beef broth or water if needed. Serve over your mashed potatoes, rice or egg noodles.
Microwave: Pour the content of the thawed bag in a microwave-safe container. Add beef broth or water if needed, microwave with the lid on until warm, stir and enjoy poured over your mashed potatoes, rice, or egg noodles.
Although this recipe uses beef, you can adapt it to suit your dietary needs. You can substitute beef for Gardein, Tofu, or Mushroom. If you like variety, you may add sauteed mushrooms to this recipe or simmer your vegetables in the savory gravy.
Tips & Frequently asked Questions
What is the best type of meat for beef tips?
You can use sirloin, tenderloin, or chuck roast. I like to use chuck roast, it is inexpensive and makes delicious beef tips. I like to buy my beef in one piece and cut into tiny cubes.
Why do I need to simmer?
Simmering the beef cubes in the gravy on low heat makes the meat tender, more flavorful, and delicious.
Can I add Browning sauce to my beef tip?
This recipe does not use browning sauce, but if you will like your beef tips to be a darker brown, add a few drops of browning sauce.
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Simple Beef Tips and Gravy
- 2 pounds beef
- ⅛ cup Olive oil
- 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 Tablespoon salt
- 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- ½ Tablespoon dark soy sauce
- ½ Tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
- 2 Tablespoon Flour
- 1 Tablespoon Corn flour
- 2½ cups beef broth
- ⅔ cup Chopped onions
- ½ Tablespoon black pepper
- ½ Tablespoon Paprika optional
- Season the beef cubes with the black pepper, paprika, and salt.
- Put a skillet on high heat, add a spoon of olive oil and brown the beef in a single layer.
- Turn the beet and brown on the other side. Set aside
- Put a pot on medium to high heat, add the remaining olive oil, sautee the garlic and onions.
- Add the flour and the cornflour.
- Add the beef broth, whisk and simmer for 4 minutes.
- Add the dark soy sauce, low sodium soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and the browned beef.
- Simmer for 20-30 mins.
- Serve over mashed potatoes or rice.