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Beef Tips and Gravy recipe
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Beef Tips and Gravy

Beef Tips and Gravy is the ultimate family dinner comfort food. Tender cubes of beef are bathed in a rich and creamy brown gravy, packing luxurious flavor in each bite!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 5 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 440kcal


Beef Tips

  • 2 pounds cubed Beef (Stew meat such as chuck roast)
  • 3 tablespoons Cooking Oil (divided, or as needed)
  • ½ Onion (chopped)
  • 8 ounces sliced fresh Mushrooms
  • 3 cloves Garlic (minced)
  • 4 cups low sodium Beef Broth (divided)
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Soy sauce
  • 1 Bay Leaf


  • ¼ cup All-Purpose Flour
  • ¼ cup Butter
  • 2 cups Beef Broth (as needed)
  • Browning sauce (optional)
  • salt to taste
  • fresh ground pepper to taste


  • Mashed Potatoes or Egg Noodles


  • Add 1 tablespoon of cooking oil to a Dutch Oven, or pot, and heat on medium heat until shimmering, then add chopped onions. Cook until onions begin to brown and add mushrooms. Continue to saute until mushrooms are tender and onions have browned. Add minced garlic and cook 1 minute longer, or until fragrant.
  • Remove onions, mushrooms, and garlic into a separate bowl and set aside. Deglaze the bottom of the pot with ~¼ cup of beef broth, scraping the bottom of the pot to remove the burnt on fond as the liquid boils. Pour off liquid into bowl with onions, mushrooms, and garlic.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of cooking oil to the pot set to high heat. Sprinkle salt over beef cubes and add them to the heated oil to brown on all sides. For best browning, refrain from stirring the meat, except when needed to turn the beef for even browning.
  • Once beef is browned on all sides add the remaining 3 ¾ cups of beef broth to the pot along with the onions, mushrooms, garlic and deglazing liquid that was set aside. Also add Worcestershire sauce, Soy sauce, and Bay leaf to the pot, cover the pot and bring to a simmer.
  • Simmer on low for 60 - 90 minutes, or until beef is tender (the longer it is cooked, the more tender it becomes)
  • Remove everything from the pot and pour through a strainer into a bowl to separate liquid.
  • Prepare the gravy in the Dutch Oven by melting ¼ cup of butter into the pot set on medium low heat. Sprinkle flour over the melted butter and whisk continually for 4 minutes to prevent scorching.
  • Slowly add 2 cups of liquid to the flour mixture (roux) using any leftover liquid strained off from simmering the beef. If most of it evaporated add additional beef broth to equal 2 cups of liquid. Continue to whisk as liquid is added.
  • Gently cook the gravy until it begins to thicken, then add salt and pepper to taste along with a few drops of browning sauce.
  • Return beef and mushroom mixture to the pot and combine with the gravy.


  • Serve beef tips and gravy over a side of mashed potatoes or egg noodles.


If you do not like mushrooms, they can be omitted. If you really love mushrooms you can add 16 oz without negatively impacting the recipe.
Store any leftovers in an airtight container and enjoy within five days for best flavor.
IF YOU LIKED THIS RECIPE check out my Beer Braised Short Ribs recipe too!


Calories: 440kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 138mg | Sodium: 938mg | Potassium: 876mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 235IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 4.6mg