Beef Tips & Gravy

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Beef Tips and gravy are the ultimate comfort food with tender chunks of beef in a rich brown gravy.

Serve these beef tips over mashed potatoes or even rice or pasta for the perfect meal!

Beef Tips & and rich brown Gravy

Why We Love this Recipe

There are so many reasons to love this recipe. It’s an inexpensive way to feed your family, it’s easy to prepare, and is hearty and delicious. This recipe is sure to become a family favorite in no time!

The meat is extra tender and the gravy is so rich and flavorful.

With endless additions and ways to serve this recipe, it is also easy to stretch! Toss in leftover veggies and serve with leftover rice, potatoes, or pasta noodles and a side of garlic bread for an easy meal!

Beef and onions for Beef Tips & Gravy


Beef tips are usually the tender parts of the tenderloin top. Or they can be sirloin tips that come from larger roasts often sold as ‘stew meat’ or, in this case, the more appetizing-sounding ‘beef tips.’

This gravy is made by thickening a beef broth and onion soup mixture with a cornstarch mixture. You can also thicken this gravy using a flour-based roux as well.

Beef Tips & Gravy in a pot

How to Cook Beef Tips

These are so easy to cook, and cleanup is a breeze too, with only one pot!

  1. Brown beef with oil and add onions.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and simmer until beef is tender.
  3. Thicken gravy with cornstarch, add salt and pepper to taste.

Serve atop a bed of mashed potatoes, with rice or over egg noodles. Perfection!

Beef Tips & Gravy with mashed potatoes

Great Sides

There are so many delicious sides to pair with beef, but these are some favorites!


Beef tips with gravy make for great leftovers!

  • Keep refrigerated in an airtight container until ready to reheat.
  • Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop and refresh the flavor with a dash of salt and pepper.

Beef tips with gravy are also great to freeze in zippered bags, be sure to label with the date on them. They should keep for about two months.

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Beef Tips & Gravy served over mashed potatoes
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Review Recipe

Beef Tips & Gravy

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 55 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Tender chunks of beef in a rich brown gravy. This meal is perfect over mashed potatoes.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 pounds cubed chuck or stew meat
  • 10 ½ ounces beef broth
  • 10 ½ ounces French onion soup condensed
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt & pepper to taste
To Thicken Gravy:
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup water

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  • In a large pot or dutch oven, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat. Season beef with salt and pepper and brown in small batches. Remove beef from the pot and set aside.
  • Turn heat down to medium, add remaining oil and onion. Cook until softened, about 10 minutes.
  • Add beef, broth, soup, Worcestershire sauce and bay leaf to the pot. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to simmer 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until beef is fork tender.
  • To thicken gravy, combine cornstarch with 1/3 cup cold water. Pour into the beef a little at a time while stirring until it reaches desired consistency.
  • Taste and season with salt and pepper. Discard bay leaf and serve over mashed potatoes.

Recipe Notes

The onion soup in this recipe is a canned condensed soup found in the soup aisle at your local grocery store.
Serve over mashed potatoes, rice, or pasta noodles. 

Nutrition Information

Serving: 4g, Calories: 448, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 53g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 144mg, Sodium: 692mg, Potassium: 1327mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 66mg, Iron: 5mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword beef tips, easy beef tips recipe, how to make beef tips
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
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  1. I am a huge fan of beef tips and they are my comfort food. I never found a beef tip recipe that was easy to make until I found this one. I love this recipe and makes plenty of leftovers. Thanks for sharing!5 stars

  2. My husband and I loved this recipe. I will definitely be making this again. Thanks for sharing!!5 stars

  3. So awesome, everybody loved it. I did find a recipe for simple french onion soup that I used to make it. This recipe will be a staple in our house!5 stars

  4. Wonderful recipe. I added a splash of cream at the end and also a drop of Kitchen Gourmet after the cornstarch slurry for a finishing touch. It was all devoured in a few minutes. So Good!5 stars

    1. I haven’t tried this recipe in the slow cooker however some readers have had great success. I would suggest browning the beef before adding it and cook about 8 hrs on low or 4-5 hours on high. Please let us know how that turns out for you!

  5. Love this recipe. I cheated and cut the time using a pressure cooker. Mixed in n shallot with the onion. Came out great. My family smashed! Thank you for this recipe!5 stars

    1. I haven’t tried this recipe in the slow cooker however some readers have had great success. I would suggest browning the beef before adding it and cook about 8 hrs on low or 4-5 hours on high. Please let us know how that turns out for you!

    2. I cooked the meat first. I didn’t have French onion soup but I added beef broth instead. Right before I served it I sauteed onions and mushrooms and added it to the crock pot. Amazing! I love this recipe!! Thank you!

  6. Excellant! My youngest daughter made this and brought it over when I came home after a surgery.
    The only differences were that she used a packet of dry onion/mushroom soup and cooked it all in a crockpot. So delicious and tender and my husband loved it as well (we are all beef people) so I will be making it from now on.
    LOVE your simple, delicious recipes. THANKS!5 stars

  7. Absolutely wonderful! Tender, full of flavor and my husband’s new favorite! He wanted noodles but I’ll serve it over mashed potatoes next time. The luscious gravy deserves creamy mashed potatoes! Instead of simmering on the stove, I put it in the oven at 325*. Excellent 5 stars

  8. This is absolutely delicious! I doubled the recipe because I kept eating it (you know, quality control). My family loved it and will most definitely make this again.

  9. Absolutely delicious. Used Top Sirloin Strips from Costco. So tender and tasty. Served over wide buttered noodles and sprinkled with parsley.5 stars

  10. This was delicious! Didn’t think that would be enough liquid for the meat but it was perfect! Didn’t need the cornstarch and served over egg noodles! Perfection!

  11. This was delicious! I used moose backstrap and didn’t have the soup so I made a dry soup mix and added water to it and added some garlic to the onions and it was so delicious and easy! Thank you for a great recipe!5 stars