Beef Tips and Gravy

Beef Tips and Gravy is a classic comfort dish, perfect for cozy family dinners. Tender beef tips simmer in flavorful gravy until melt-in-your-mouth delicious. Cook on the stovetop, slow cooker, or oven. Serve over mashed potatoes, rice, noodles, or biscuits for a hearty meal loved by all

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

This Beef Tips and Gravy recipe is a hearty and comforting dish that is perfect for satisfying those cravings for a warm and flavorful meal. The tender beef combined with the rich and savory gravy creates a dish that is sure to become a family favorite. Plus, it’s versatile enough to be served with various side dishes, making it a great option for any occasion.


  • 3 pounds beef tips or boneless chuck roast, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 8 ounces button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 ½ cups onion, chopped
  • 1 Poblano pepper, diced
  • ¼ cup oil
  • 3 cups beef stock, plus extra if needed
  • ½ cup red wine
  • 1 guijillo pepper (optional)


  1. Start by preparing the beef. If using a chuck roast, remove the silvery membrane and cut the meat into bite-sized pieces.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper. Toss the beef pieces in the flour mixture until they’re evenly coated.
  3. In a heavy iron skillet or Dutch oven, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the sliced mushrooms and sauté until golden brown.
  4. Add the chopped onion and diced poblano pepper to the skillet and sauté for about 3 minutes, until softened.
  5. Remove the vegetables from the skillet and set them aside.
  6. Add oil to the skillet and heat it until hot. Quickly sear the beef on all sides until golden brown. Remove the beef from the skillet and set it aside.
  7. Deglaze the skillet by adding the red wine and most of the beef stock (reserving some for later). Bring the mixture to a simmer, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the skillet.
  8. Add the guijillo pepper (if using) and simmer for 5 minutes.
  9. Return the beef and sautéed vegetables to the skillet. Cover with a lid slightly ajar to allow steam to escape.
  10. Simmer the beef tips and gravy on low heat for 3 hours, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking. Add more beef stock if needed to prevent the mixture from drying out.
  11. After 3 hours, the beef should be tender and the gravy thickened. If the gravy is not thick enough, you can simmer it uncovered for a few minutes to reduce or thicken it with a cornstarch slurry.
  12. Serve the beef tips and gravy over mashed potatoes, rice, noodles, or your favorite side dish.

Prep Time: 15 min
Cooking Time: 3 hr 20 min
Total Time: 3 hr 35 min
Servings: 8


Any leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Reheat gently on the stovetop or in the microwave before serving.

Recipe Tips:

  • For a thicker gravy, you can mix 1-2 tablespoons of cornstarch with a little water to create a slurry and stir it into the simmering gravy until thickened.
  • Feel free to customize the recipe by adding your favorite herbs or spices to the gravy for extra flavor.
  • This dish can also be prepared in a slow cooker for added convenience. Simply follow the same steps, but transfer everything to a slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.

Enjoy this delicious Beef Tips and Gravy with your loved ones for a comforting and satisfying meal!”

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