Tips for Slow Cooker Beef

Slow cooker beef is a quick and easy way to make tender, flavorful meat that practically falls apart. Slow cooking allows the flavors to mingle while keeping the meat moist and juicy. Here’s a basic slow cooker beef recipe:

  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 8 oz baby Bella mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb sirloin steak, cut in strips, excess fat trimmed
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • ΒΌ cup dry red wine + splash for deglazing
  • 2-Β½ cups fat free beef broth
  • 2 tbsp corn starch + ΒΌ cup cold water, whisked together

How To Make Slow Cooker Beef Tips

Place the onions and mushrooms into the bottom of a 4.5 quart slow cooker.
Then, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Generously season the steak strips with salt and pepper and add them to the hot skillet, and sear the meat on all sides, about 3 minutes; do not cook through.
Place the meat into the slow cooker on top of the vegetables.
Splash a couple tablespoons of red wine into the hot skillet and scrape the bottom to remove any browned meat bits. Add these to the crock pot.
Season the beef with pepper a second time and add the Worcestershire sauce, red wine, and beef broth. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
Uncover and slowly whisk in the cornstarch and water mixture. Cover and cook on high for another 45 minutes or until the gravy has thickened.
Serve the beef tips over brown rice (shown), buttered egg noodles, or mashed potatoes.

The slow cooker beef can be refrigerated in an airtight container for a few days to allow the flavors to develop. To enjoy its tender and flavorful goodness, gently reheat it before serving.