Make Tender Beef Tips and Gravy

Do you love tender beef tips and gravy? They are easy to make in an Instant Pot or slow cooker. Serve over noodles, rice, or mashed potatoes for a delicious dinner.

beef tips and gravy on noodles in a bowl

I love to make tender beef tips and gravy, I think they are a delicious meal that tastes good the first night and you can reheat this dinner later.

You can make very lean or tough cuts of beef tender with an Instant Pot pressure cooker. So for this recipe, you can use sirloin, the eye of round, or your preferred cut of lean beef.

a bowl of beef tips and gravy with noodles

 

How to make tender beef tips and gravy in an Instant Pot

This recipe for how to make beef tips and rice is very easy.

Simply cut your beef into small bite-sized pieces.

Then season the beef with a little salt and pepper.

Then make some seasoned flour and dredge the beef in the flour, and saute the beef.

We will then add 1 carton of beef stock and some chopped onions to the Instant Pot.

Then we will cook the beef.

beef tips and gravy over noodles in a white bowl

 

How to make tender beef tips and gravy in a slow cooker

Please use the same ingredients as listed below.

For this recipe season your flour as mentioned in the recipe, then brown the meat in a large skillet in small batches with some vegetable oil.

Add the beef broth you will simmer for 4 to 6 hours on low.

If the liquid hasn’t thickened up to your desire, you can thicken it up by mixing 1 tablespoon of butter and one tablespoon of flour that has been mixed together. Stir this into the beef broth, and it will thicken up the liquid in the slow cooker.

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I used my Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker, 6Qt/1000W and Gravy Master 2 oz. (3-Pack)

I love my Instant Pot and I have found Gravy Master for sale at my local Kroger store. It isn’t super common, but I think Gravy Master helps to add a little something to the recipe.

Check out some of my popular Instant Pot recipes

beef tips and gravy over rice on a black plate

Make Tender Beef Tips and Gravy

You can make amazingly tender beef tips and gravy in an Instant Pot or slow cooker.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beef Tips and Gravy, Instant Pot Recipes, Slow Cooker Recipes
Servings: 10
Calories: 495kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 pounds lean chuck roast
  • 48 ounces beef stock
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons gravy master
  • 1 cup onions chopped
  • 16 ounces noodles or rice for serving

Instructions

  • In a small bowl add flour, salt, and pepper. Stir the salt and pepper into the flour. Cut and trim roast into small bite-sized pieces. Dredge beef pieces in seasoned flour shake off excess flour. 

Instant Pot Directions

  • Set the Instant Pot to saute, add oil. When the oil has heated drop in several pieces of the beef. Cook seasoned beef on all sides until lightly browned. Cook beef in small batches. When all of the beef is cooked add it back to the Instant Pot. 
  • Add 1 cup of onion, two teaspoons of Gravy Master, and beef stock. Place lid on high and cook for 15 minutes on high pressure. Release pot after cooking with either a quick release or a natural release. 

Slow Cooker Directions

  • Brown the beef in a large skillet in small batches with some vegetable oil. Add the browned beef, beef broth, onion, and Gravy Master to the slow cooker. Cook for 4 to 6 hours on low.
  • If the liquid hasn't thickened up to your desired consistency, you can thicken it up by mixing 1 tablespoon of butter and one tablespoon of flour together. Stir this into the liquid and it will thicken up the gravy in the slow cooker.

Serving

  • Prepare noodles or rice according to package instructions.
  • Serve beef tips and gravy over noodles or rice.

Video

Nutrition

Calories: 495kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 682mg | Potassium: 841mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 4.4mg
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About Stephanie

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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Comments

  1. PawanKY

    5 stars
    Hello,
    thanks for the tender beef recipe tips. Now I have a slow cooker so it would be easy for me to try this recipe.

  2. Jill

    5 stars
    Hi. Trying the recipe tonight. As I am only using less than 1 1/2lbs of stew meat, 48 ounces of beef stock seems to be a little too much. What would you recommend? Enjoy your videos. Thank you.

    • Stephanie

      I am not sure if you mean that there isn’t enough liquid for the InstantPot (only 1 cup is require), or if you feel that isn’t enough liquid for the recipe. The meat also releases water as it cooked.

  3. Melissa Brown

    Stephanie I was thinking you could cook noodles in the pressure cooker as well. We just got our cooker tonight and couldn’t wait to use it. But curious why you didn’t cook noodles in the pot as well. Thx

    • Stephanie

      Noodles take much less time to cook, this would have required cooking, then a release, then a second cooking. For me, I thought it was easier to simply cook the noodles on the stove in tandem so everything would be ready more quickly.

  4. Shana

    This recipe was delicious. I too cooked it in the crockpot. I only filled it with water till the 2lbs of stew meet was covered, I omitted the salt, put in 1/2 a large white onion, and the 1/4 c. worscheshire and low sodium soy sauce. It smelled great cooking day. Right before we ate it I added just the brown gravy pack with no water and it thickend up quite nicely. The was a great meal. My husband is asking for seconds.

  5. judy

    I love your recipes and videos. You always mention if you like this give it a thumbs up, but I have never found where that is? Please help.
    Warmly, Judy

    • Stephanie

      Thank you Judy! If you watch the videos on Youtube, there is a thumbs up button you can click. I don’t know if you watch the videos here or on Youtube.

  6. Terry H

    I know you are paid to push the Instant Pot, but most people don’t use that or a pressure cooker. I rarely ever use a slow cooker. The slow cooker is a pain, because you still need to use another large pan to sear meats, creating just another big item to wash. Seems like your main thrust is pushing these products. Tell us how you ever fixed these recipes before using an Instant Pot, Pressure Cooker or Slow Cooker. That’s the basics of cooking.

    • Stephanie

      I am actually not paid to push the Instant Pot. They do not pay me. If you buy it through the affiliate link, I earn about 1 dollar. I sell 2 or 3 pots a month. I really just love this pot, and folks request these recipes. So I develop recipes for them. I really use the pot about once a week for my personal use. I am sorry if you feel I am trying to push the Instant Pot on you, no worries, I have at least 1,500 other recipes that do not require an Instant Pot.

      One of the reasons I like the Instant Pot is that you can sear inside of pot, and you can pressure cook, slow cook, make yogurt, make rice, and a couple of other things with it. I totally understand you aren’t sold on it.

      I am writing these recipes for the Instant Pot in many of them I give alternative directions for a slow cooker. So I feel like I have that covered. Again, the post wasn’t sponsored, it is me just loving a product and sharing the recipes that I write to my audience.

      Why don’t you share with me what you would like to see. Thank you for stopping by, and I really look forward to your input.

      • Libby Mader

        I have an instant pot and love it. I find new recipes and old all the time to make good use of it. It’s fast easy to clean and if you get the right one Browns items before you pressure cook them all in the same pot. Usually around $100.00 and if you find ways to make it work for you worth every penny!

    • Shannon Todd

      What is the Instant Pot? Sounds like one I would love to have and use. I’m going to try the beef tips and gravy. Yes it is one of my comfort foods. I’m 56 and my grandma made them all the time. YUM. I will search for the instant pot, but if you could send me some information I would greatly appreciate it. I get most of my small appliances from Amazon.
      Thank you for Great reciepes
      Shannon

    • Pat Cody

      I’m wondering why you don’t just move on and find another website for your recipes if you’re going to be so critical of this one’s author. I am very impressed that Stacy was so polite in her response. Personally I use my crockpot at least once a week for a variety of recipes, none of which require anything other than dumping everything in.

    • mark

      5 stars
      THANK YOU for posting recipes for the Instant Pot. I look forward to seeing MORE of your recipes in the Instant Pot format. Does anyone truly NOT like using an Instant Pot….thats actually used it, I mean ?

    • Stephanie

      Here you go.
      How to make beef tips and gravy in a slow cooker
      Please use the same ingredients as listed below. For this recipe season your flour as mentioned in the recipe, then brown the meat in a large skillet in small batches with some vegetable oil. Add the beef broth you will simmer for 4 to 6 hours on low. If the liquid hasn’t thickened up to your desire, you can thicken it up by mixing 1 tablespoon of flour and one tablespoon of flour that has been mixed. Stir this in, and this should thicken the sauce.

      • Vicky

        This looks good and sounds good too. I’d use my slowcooker or that other pot where you can brown meat, simmer, slow cook, roast. Can’t think of the name of it. I noticed an error in the directions for thickening the gravy when using the crock pot. I believe it should be 1 tbls. of flour and 1 tbls of butter, not 1 tbls of flour and 1 tbls of flour. It appears the same way in the general directions. I use this little trick from time to time if necessary. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Jody Mils

    I don’t know what a instant pot is?
    Sorry, but really would like to make this.
    Can I make it in a crock pot or just a
    regular pot on the stove? Thank you
    for the help. Jody

    • Stephanie

      How to make beef tips and gravy in a slow cooker
      Please use the same ingredients as listed below. For this recipe season your flour as mentioned in the recipe, then brown the meat in a large skillet in small batches with some vegetable oil. Add the beef broth you will simmer for 4 to 6 hours on low. If the liquid hasn’t thickened up to your desire, you can thicken it up by mixing 1 tablespoon of flour and one tablespoon of flour that has been mixed. Stir this in, and this should thicken the sauce.

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