Tonya's Easy Beef Tips With Rice, Crock Pot or Stovetop

sirloin tips
Diana Rattray
  • 4 hrs 20 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 4 hrs
  • Yield: 4 Servings
Ratings (4)

These beef tips are simmered for several hours, or until the beef is very tender. It's a stovetop recipe, but can be cooked in the slow cooker as well. See the variations below the recipe for slow cooker directions and some other variations.

What You'll Need

  • 1 pound beef tips (stew meat works as well)
  • 1 medium onion (diced)
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup beef broth (low sodium, to cover)
  • 4a few tablespoons cornstarch (or flour)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • hot cooked rice or noodles

How to Make It

1​. Brown the beef and onions together; add salt and pepper. Cover with the beef broth. Cover and simmer over low heat for 4 hours, or until meat is fork tender. 

2. Combine the cornstarch with the water and stir until smooth.

3. Stir the cornstarch mixture into the simmering liquid. Cook, stirring, for a few more minutes, or until thickened.

4. Serve over with rice or noodles with a vegetable on the side.


  • Slow Cooker - Combine the beef, onion, salt and pepper, and 1 cup of beef broth in the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 5 to 7 hours, or until the beef is very tender. Strain  the liquids into a saucepan and place it over medium heat. Bring to a simmer. Combine the cornstarch and water to form a smooth mixture; stir the cornstarch mixture into the liquids and cook, stirring, until thickened. Add the sauce back to the beef tips and serve over rice or noodles.
  • Add 1 cup of sliced fresh mushrooms to the skillet with the beef and onions. Or add 1 small can or jar of mushrooms (drained) to the beef tips along with the beef broth.

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