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Beef Tips in Mushroom Gravy

Seared and golden brown Beef Tips in Mushroom Gravy are pure comfort food at heart. It’s a perfectly easy and hearty dinner idea for a cold winter night. Guaranteed to please the whole family!

Beef tips with mushroom gravy.

I absolutely love some comfort food in the dead of winter. When all I can think about is being comfy, cozy, and curled up by the fire – that is when I crave these savory beef tips in mushroom gravy! Grab yourself a big loaf of crusty bread and get ready to devour this dynamite dish!

Why You’ll Love This Beef Tips Recipe

  • Cozy comfort food. Beef tips in mushroom gravy is perfect for chilly nights when you want something warm and satisfying. The tender beef tips and the rich mushroom gravy are a match made in heaven.
  • So easy. You don’t need any fancy equipment or skills to make this dish. Just a large skillet, a whisk, and a few simple ingredients. You can have it ready in less than an hour, with minimal prep and cleanup.
  • Goes with anything. Beef tips pair really well with just about any side dish. But in my opinion that rich mushroom gravy screams out for some mashed potatoes, rice, noodles, or bread to soak it all up! Feel free to get creative with this dish and what you serve with it.
  • Family-friendly. Everyone will love this dish, from kids to adults. And it’s super easy to double or triple the recipe to feed a crowd, or freeze the leftovers for another day.
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What Are Beef Tips?

Traditionally, beef tips are tender pieces of meat cut from a tenderloin or sirloin. For my beef tips recipe, I prefer to use sirloin. Try to steer clear of chuck, if you can – it won’t be nearly as tender. 

Of course, if you don’t have any top sirloin steak, feel free to sub in some cubed stew meat. It will be less tender, but the gravy is so good, it will still be a hit. 

Ingredients for Beef Tips and Gravy

  • Beef: I recommend using top sirloin steak for these beef tips.
  • Olive Oil
  • Butter
  • Veggies: Onion, cremini mushrooms, and garlic.
  • Flour
  • Beef Broth: Grab a low sodium brand if possible so you can control the salt content of the mushroom gravy.
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Seasonings: Fresh parsley, salt, and pepper.

How to Make Beef Tips With Mushroom Gravy

  • Cook the steak: Heat your olive oil in a large skillet over high heat. Season the cubed steak with salt and pepper. Add the steak tips to the hot oil in one single layer and cook them for 3 minutes per side or until they’re browned. Remove the steak tips from the skillet. Cover them and set aside.
  • Cook the veggies. Add butter to the skillet and melt it over medium high heat. Stir in onions and cook for 30 seconds giving them some occasional stirs. Add the mushrooms and season with salt and pepper. Continue to cook for 5 minutes or until the mushrooms are tender and browned. Stir in your garlic and cook for another 30 seconds.
  • Make the gravy. Sprinkle flour over the mushrooms, then mix and stir for 1 minute until the flour is absorbed. Slowly add the beef broth to the skillet then slowly whisk in Worcestershire sauce. Continue to whisk until the sauce is smooth and no lumps appear. Bring your mixture to a simmer and cook for 2 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.
  • Combine and serve. Stir the beef tips back into the skillet. Give them a good stir to coat them with the sauce. Continue to cook for a minute or until beef tips are heated through. Remove it from the heat. Sprinkle the dish with parsley and serve. 

Recipe Tips and Variations

  • Mushrooms. To keep things easy with this beef tips recipe, I recommend buying pre-cut mushrooms! They don’t cost any more than whole creminis, and this will save you a few minutes during prep. If you can’t find creminis for the mushroom gravy, shoot for some button mushrooms instead.
  • Overcrowding. You may need to brown the meat in a few batches. If you overcrowd the pan, you’ll wind up steaming the meat instead of searing. While they’ll still get cooked, you’ll miss out on the flavorful crust that develops while browning.
  • Same size beef tips. Make sure you cut your beef into same sized cubes to help them cook evenly.
  • Gravy. If your gravy gets too thick while you’re cooking, go ahead and add a few tablespoons of beef broth to thin it out. This won’t affect the depth of flavor in any way.
Beef tips with mushroom gravy.

Serving Suggestions

I love a heaping pile of fluffy, buttery, garlicky mashed potatoes with my beef tips to soak up all that awesome mushroom gravy. It’s so good! I also enjoy them over garlic butter parmesan rice and egg noodles. For a lighter option, you can serve them over cauliflower mash, riced cauliflower, or zoodles. The richness of this dish also calls out for a nice green veggie side dish like our romano beans in garlic butter sauce, roasted brussels sprouts, or roasted asparagus. Grab whatever’s in season and looks good!

How to Store Leftovers

You can store your leftover beef tips in an airtight container in your refrigerator for 3 days. 

You can also store them in the freezer. Put the tips and gravy in a freezer safe zip top bag and save them for up to 2 months. Defrost and simmer over medium heat to give it new life. 

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Beef Tips in Mushroom Gravy

Seared and golden brown beef tips simmered in a savory mushroom gravy are pure comfort food at heart. The perfect easy and hearty dinner idea for a cold winter night. Guaranteed to please the whole family!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef tips, beef tips and gravy, mushroom gravy, sirloin beef tips recipe, steak recipes
Servings: 4
Calories: 310kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb top sirloin steak cut into 1 inch cubes
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 8 ounces sliced cremini mushrooms
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • cups low sodium beef broth
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • chopped fresh parsley for garnish

Instructions

  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over high heat.
  • Season cubed steak with salt and pepper.
  • Add steak tips to the hot oil in one single layer; cook for 3 minutes per side, or until browned.
  • Remove steak from skillet; cover and set aside.
  • Add butter to the skillet and melt it over medium high heat.
  • Stir in onions and cook for 30 seconds, stirring occasionally.
  • Add mushrooms; season with salt and pepper and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes, or until mushrooms are tender and browned.
  • Stir in garlic and cook for 30 seconds more.
  • Sprinkle flour over the mushrooms and steak; mix and stir for 1 minute until flour is absorbed.
  • Slowly add beef broth to the skillet; slowly whisk in Worcestershire sauce and continue to whisk until sauce is smooth and no lumps appear.
  • Bring mixture to a simmer; cook for 2 minutes, or until thickened.
  • Stir the beef tips back into the skillet; stir to coat with the sauce and continue to cook for a minute, or until beef tips are heated through.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Sprinkle with parsley and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 392mg | Potassium: 956mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 262IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 3mg

17 Comments

  • Dorothy Reinhold
    Feb 25, 2020 at 2:19 am

    Now this is my kind of meal! That sauce looks so delicious. Give me all those mushrooms.

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    • Katerina
      Katerina Petrovska
      Feb 25, 2020 at 3:28 pm

      Thank you SO much Dorothy! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  • Cathy
    Feb 25, 2020 at 5:14 pm

    I could DRINK the gravy! So delicious!

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    • Katerina
      Katerina Petrovska
      Feb 26, 2020 at 6:02 pm

      Same here! ๐Ÿ˜€ Thank YOU!!

      Reply
      • Loretta
        Aug 3, 2023 at 4:22 pm

        Could you put all this in the crockpot ?
        If So could you give me the recipe for the crockpot it would be greatly appreciated๐ŸŒธ

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        • Katerina
          Katerina
          Aug 5, 2023 at 8:24 am

          I have not made these in the crock pot because they come together fairly quickly, but if you want to give it a try, please let me know how it goes! Just looking at the recipe, I would place the seasoned meat, mushrooms, and onions in the slow cooker and dot with pats of butter over the top. Then, whisk together the garlic, flour, beef broth, and Worcestershire sauce, pour it over the meat and mushrooms, and cook on LOW for 6 hours.

          Reply
  • Carrie Robinson
    Feb 25, 2020 at 5:42 pm

    5 stars
    This is my kind of comfort food! Perfect for a rainy day like today. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Reply
    • Katerina
      Katerina Petrovska
      Feb 26, 2020 at 6:02 pm

      Thank YOU, Carrie! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  • Sara Welch
    Feb 25, 2020 at 9:08 pm

    5 stars
    What a mouthwatering dish; worthy of a restaurant, indeed! Adding this to my dinner line up for the week!

    Reply
    • Katerina
      Katerina Petrovska
      Feb 26, 2020 at 6:01 pm

      Thank YOU! I hope you enjoy it! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  • Catalina
    Feb 25, 2020 at 9:58 pm

    5 stars
    Oh my goodness how good this dish looks! It’s so mouthwatering!

    Reply
    • Katerina
      Katerina Petrovska
      Feb 26, 2020 at 5:57 pm

      Thank you SO much, Catalina! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  • Jacque Hastert
    Feb 26, 2020 at 8:37 pm

    5 stars
    What a delicious and hearty dinner that is perfect for any night of the week! We love a hearty and comforting dish like this during the winter months.

    Reply
    • Katerina
      Katerina Petrovska
      Mar 1, 2020 at 12:32 pm

      Thank you SO much Jacque!! I hope you enjoy it! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  • Becky
    Mar 10, 2021 at 9:36 pm

    5 stars
    I love DIetHood, so I was so excited to find this site. I have been cooking over 45 years and have searched for a tender Beef Tip recipe. This was so good. The mushroom gravy was so good my husband was almost drinking it-lol. Thanks for all of your great recipes-this is a keeper!

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    • Katerina
      Katerina Petrovska
      Mar 11, 2021 at 6:27 pm

      That’s great to hear! I’m very glad you enjoyed it! Thank you so much! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  • Emily Scanlan
    Feb 11, 2023 at 10:17 pm

    5 stars
    Made it tonight and was a total hit! Comfort food list for sure. Will make this again.

    Reply

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