by Sheryl

TOTAL TIME: 4 hrs 20 mins | PREP TIME: 20 mins | COOK TIME: 4 hrs | SERVINGS: 6 – 8

Very comforting, rich, satisfying, and flavor-packed – this no cream slow cooker beef tips and gravy would be your new favorite! It’s the perfect meal for every occasion even on busy weeknights. Serve this with pasta, rice, or potatoes for a filling meal that everyone will ask for again and again!



1 1/2 lbs beef chuck roast or sirloin, trimmed of excess fat, cut into large bite-size pieces
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 tsp pepper
4-6 garlic cloves, minced (or sub 1 tsp garlic powder)
1 onion, chopped (may sub 1 tsp onion powder)


1 tsp Dijon mustard
1-4 tbsp unsalted butter
4 c. low sodium beef broth
1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
1 1/2 tsp beef bouillon
1/4 teaspoon EACH dried oregano, dried thyme
½ teaspoon EACH dried parsley, paprika


Step 1: Place the meat on a cutting board and toss with 1 tsp salt and half tsp pepper.

Step 2: In a large skillet, heat 1 tbsp vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the beef in 2 batches and sear for about 2 minutes on each side. To a lightly greased 6-quart or larger slow cooker, transfer the seared beef and place the onions and garlic on top.

Step 3: Melt 1 to 4 tbsp butter in the same skillet. Note that the portion of butter varies on how much juices/fat are left in the skillet from searing the meat. Into the butter, whisk the flour, and cook over medium heat for about 2 minutes.

Step 4: To the skillet, stir in the rest of the gravy ingredients. Bring everything to a boil, then decrease the heat. Simmer the gravy until thickened. To the slow cooker, add the gravy and stir well.

Step 5: Set on high for 3 to 4 hours or 5 to 7 hours on low until the meat is tender. To taste, season with more salt and pepper.

Step 6: Serve the beef tips and gravy pasta, rice, or potatoes. Enjoy!

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