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Beef Tips and Gravy made in a slow cooker
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4.42 from 41 votes

Beef Tips and Gravy Slow Cooker

Slow cooker beef tips and gravy are tender melt-in-your-mouth beef. Tender beef tips smothered in a smooth, herbed mushroom gravy with tasty mushrooms is a midweek luxury.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 10 mins
Course: Beef, Main Dish, Slow Cooker
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef tips and gravy slow cooker
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 2162kcal
Author: Rachael



  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 pounds stew meat or chuck roast cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic granules


  • 3 tablespoons butter divided
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine or additional beef broth
  • 1 Tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsps tomato paste
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme

The Rest

  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 12 ounces cremini mushrooms sliced


  • Chunk meat into 1 inch cubes, pat dry with paper towels, then season with salt, pepper, and garlic granules.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat, and add beef to skillet, browning it on all sides. Try not to stir too much so you can get a nice sear and a good crust.
  • Transfer beef to a 6-QT crock pot. Leave any juices in skillet for gravy.
  • Add 2 tablespoons butter, to the juices in skillet, and add in your onions, minced garlic and mushrooms. Quick saute for 3-5 minutes until mushrooms start to release their juices, then add mushrooms, garlic, and onions to slow cooker. Leave any juices in pan.
  • Return pan to medium high heat and add an additional 1 Tbs of butter to the pan juices (2 if you accidentally poured the juices into your slow cooker). Let butter melt.
  • While still over heat, whisk flour into the butter, until a thick paste has formed. Then add the beef broth, dry red wine, worcestershire, red wine vinegar, tomato paste and herbs stirring it all together.
  • Bring to a boil then reduce heat and allow gravy to simmer until thickened to the consistency of thick gravy.
  • Pour gravy into slow cooker, and stir.
  • Place lid on slow cooker, and cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 5-7 hours, until beef is tender. Taste and season with additional salt and pepper as needed.
  • Serve over mashed potatoes, pasta or rice.


Calories: 2162kcal | Carbohydrates: 83g | Protein: 227g | Fat: 95g | Saturated Fat: 39g | Cholesterol: 652mg | Sodium: 6114mg | Potassium: 5538mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 1230IU | Vitamin C: 15.5mg | Calcium: 345mg | Iron: 26.7mg