how long do you cook beef tips

How Long to Cook Beef Tips. You should cook the beef in the sauce until it’s tender, about 90 minutes to two hours. When the beef tips are done, an instant read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat will read at least 145 degrees F.

Beef Tips and gravy are the ultimate comfort food with tender chunks of beef in a rich brown gravy.

Serve these beef tips over mashed potatoes or even rice or pasta for the perfect meal!

How to Make Brown Gravy More Flavorful

  • Worcestershire Sauce: This is my top choice. You can’t taste it at all but it enhances the other flavors of the gravy and adds a rich element to it. We’ll use just 1.5 teaspoons in this recipe.
  • Soy Sauce: (An alternative option to Worcestershire sauce.) Soy Sauce is a great way to add ‘umami’, which is basically a savory characteristic that makes gravy so irresistible. Like the above choice, you can’t taste it when it’s added in the right quantity. I recommend using low sodium.
  • Use a Combination of Chicken and Beef Broth : This adds a nice depth of flavor, especially because chicken broth has slightly more flavor and substance to it than beef broth does. To maintain a dark brown color, read my next tip.
  • Kitchen Bouquet Browning and Seasoning Sauce: I like to add a few drops of this in combination with the ingredients noted above to add just a hint of a darker brown color. You can find it in the aisle where they sell gravy packets.
  • Sear the meat and prepare the gravy as outlined. Let the gravy cool completely, then combine with the seared meat + juices from the meat.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 2 days.
  • Finish cooking on Stove Top or in the Crock Pot as outlined.
  • Onions are optional, but add nice flavor. Use as much or as little as you’d like.
  • Mushrooms can be added when the onions are added.
  • Wine is optional. Dry varieties such as Pinot Noir or Cabernet Sauvignon are best in this dish. Broth may be used instead of wine as well.
  • A hint of cream (about 1/8 cup), can be added at the end if desired.
  • Measure the seasoning mix for the beef and the gravy ahead of time! (There are quite a few, but you can’t beat the flavor!)
  • This recipe is in The Cozy Cookbook on page 72!

Store in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Why We Love this Recipe

There are so many reasons to love this recipe. It’s an inexpensive way to feed your family, it’s easy to prepare, and is hearty and delicious. This recipe is sure to become a family favorite in no time!

The meat is extra tender and the gravy is so rich and flavorful.

With endless additions and ways to serve this recipe, it is also easy to stretch! Toss in leftover veggies and serve with leftover rice, potatoes, or pasta noodles and a side of garlic bread for an easy meal!

BEEF TIPSBeef tips are usually the tender parts of the tenderloin top. Or they can be sirloin tips that come from larger roasts often sold as ‘stew meat’ or, in this case, the more appetizing-sounding ‘beef tips.’

GRAVYThis gravy is made by thickening a beef broth and onion soup mixture with a cornstarch mixture. You can also thicken this gravy using a flour-based roux as well.

How to Cook Beef Tips

These are so easy to cook, and cleanup is a breeze too, with only one pot!

  • Brown beef with oil and add onions.
  • Add remaining ingredients and simmer until beef is tender.
  • Thicken gravy with cornstarch, add salt and pepper to taste.

Serve atop a bed of mashed potatoes, with rice or over egg noodles. Perfection!

There are so many delicious sides to pair with beef, but these are some favorites!

Beef tips with gravy make for great leftovers!

  • Keep refrigerated in an airtight container until ready to reheat.
  • Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop and refresh the flavor with a dash of salt and pepper.

Beef tips with gravy are also great to freeze in zippered bags, be sure to label with the date on them. They should keep for about two months.

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how long do you cook beef tips

How Long to Cook Beef Tips. You should cook the beef in the sauce until it’s tender, about 90 minutes to two hours. When the beef tips are done, an instant read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat will read at least 145 degrees F.

FAQ

How do you make tough beef tips tender?

Turn heat down to medium, add remaining oil and onion. Cook until softened, about 10 minutes. Add beef, broth, soup, Worcestershire sauce and bay leaf to the pot. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to simmer 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until beef is fork tender.

Is beef for stew the same as beef tips?

Stew meat usually contains a tougher cut of meat (such as a chuck or rump roast) which is best suited for making Slow Cooker Beef Stew. Beef Tips should be prepared with a more tender cut of meat such as sirloin or tenderloin, unless they’re being prepared in the Slow Cooker.

How long are beef tips good?

After cooking, meat, poultry and seafood can be safely stored in the refrigerator 3 to 4 days.

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