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Slow Cooker Beef Tips

As a busy mom, I love my slow cooker meals! Beef tips remind me of a childhood favorite. I cook this beef tips recipe with mushrooms and red wine, then serve over brown rice, noodles or mashed potatoes. —Amy Lents, Grand Forks, North Dakota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Cook: 6-1/4 hours
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1/2 pound sliced baby portobello mushrooms
  • 1 small onion, halved and sliced
  • 1 beef top sirloin steak (1 pound), cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/3 cup dry red wine or beef broth
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • Hot cooked mashed potatoes


  • Place mushrooms and onion in a 3-qt. slow cooker. Sprinkle beef with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat 1 teaspoon oil over medium-high heat; brown meat in batches, adding more oil as needed. Transfer meat to slow cooker.
  • Add wine to skillet, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Stir in broth and Worcestershire sauce; pour over meat. Cook, covered, on low 6-8 hours or until meat is tender.
  • In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and cold water until smooth; gradually stir into slow cooker. Cook, covered, on high until gravy is thickened, 15-30 minutes. Serve with mashed potatoes.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Stir a little heavy cream or sour cream into leftover sauce and serve over pasta.
  • Worcestershire sauce was originally considered a mistake. In 1835, an English lord commissioned two chemists to duplicate a sauce he had tried in India. The pungent batch was disappointing and wound up in their cellar. When the pair stumbled upon the aged concoction 2 years later, they were pleasantly surprised by its unique taste.
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  • Nutrition Facts
    1 cup: 212 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 836mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 27g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.


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    • Ruth
      Mar 5, 2021

      Used a chuck roast, cubed it, then just as the recipe. Was delicious!

    • swindonboy
      Feb 9, 2021

      After a few bites, my son and I threw this in the trash. I followed the recipe to the letter, used qualify sirloin etc.

    • Jenny
      Oct 2, 2020

      No comment left

    • Laney
      Sep 18, 2020

      Quick question....does the beef shred after it’s cooked? I sometimes prefer my meat to stay intact. If it does, can this be changed to somehow make it in the oven?

    • Mary
      Sep 18, 2020

      Not a fan ifollowed direction and put it on low for 6 hrs the meat was tough The flavor of the sauce was delicious. Would change for chicken. Added sauce to the mashed potatoes they were outstanding

    • M J
      Sep 12, 2020

      I made this recipe for a special Friday night dinner. It was EXCELLENT! The beef tips were so flavorful and moist. The sauce was perfect on top of the baked potatoes. I also added 4 carrots, sliced 1/4" thick to the veges. I will be making this again many times!

    • Larry
      Sep 10, 2020

      Used lots of red wine and sherry, fresh garlic, bay leaves, scraped the reduction particles off the bottom pan, cooked in dutch oven slow and low for 3 hours. Next time I will double the meat and make a bit more sauce....very rich and tasty.

    • Jane
      Sep 8, 2020

      I needed to double this recipe to reasonably feed four people. It was excellent. My boyfriend has already asked when I’m making this again. I added extra red wine and I used a Pyrex measuring cup to scoop out some of the liquid and thicken it in a sauce pan. It didn’t thicken enough in the crockpot for me. I wish I could attach a pic it was beautiful

    • Russ
      Sep 7, 2020

      I made this as-is with no changes, and it was wonderful! I don't cook with wine too much but I do keep a few small bottles for stuff like this. I may try to add a little fresh garlic next time and am curious if that will decay the tanginess added by the wine. Thank you for sharing this recipe. r-

    • Pascal
      Aug 24, 2020

      Made this with slight adjustments: a little more Worcester; little more salt; no red wine (only because I had none <shudder>. Despite the changes, it was delicious. Served over egg noodles and leftovers over mashed potatoes. Mash potatoes were better but both were delicious.