Slow Cooker Beef Tips Dinner

5 from 14 votes

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 Slow Cooker Beef Tips Dinner- How do you take an inexpensive cut of beef and turn it into mouth watering beef tips?  Keep reading and I will share my secret to Slow Cooker Beef Tips.
A bowl of beef tips.

Slow Cooker Beef Tips Dinner

O.K., I guess it isn’t a secret.  People have been using crock pots for years to slowly cook and tenderize tougher cuts of meat.  I use it for the sheer convenience of being able to put something together before I go to work so that dinner is waiting for us when we all return home from our day’s adventures.

Recently while I was at the grocery store I spotted a package of stewing meat on sale.  I immediately knew that it was destined to find a home in my crock pot and become Slow Cooker Beef Tips.

As you know, we have a bunch of boys.  Between them and work, there really isn’t a whole lot of time left in the day.  That is why it is important for me to use my time wisely and plan our meals ahead.

To take this a step further, when using my crock pot, I try to get everything ready the night before so that in the morning I can just dump all my ingredients in, turn on the crock pot and get on with my day.   For these Slow Cooker Beef Tips, I actually browned my stewing meat with some onions and garlic in a pan on the stove the night before.

Not only did I get a head start on the dish, but it also added a whole another depth of flavor because I browned my meat.  Did I mention that there may or may not have been some red wine used to de-glaze the pan?  Alright, who are we kidding?  Of course there was red wine used.

The next morning this meal went together in a snap.  I took out the meat from the refrigerator, added a few cans of cream of mushroom soup, some beef broth and turned on the crock pot to low.  Upon my return, the house smelled heavenly.  All I needed to do was to stir in a little sour cream and boil some egg noodles.  Within fifteen minutes we were all sitting down enjoying this delicious meal.  Do your family a favor and make these Slow Cooker Beef Tips.  They will thank you for it.  Enjoy.  -Scott

Expert Food Hint

  • Take some leftover sauce and stir a little sour cream or heavy cream into it, then pour over noodles.

Slow Cooker Beef Tips Dinner

5 from 14 votes
A Platter Talk Exclusive
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 4 hours
Total: 4 hours 15 minutes
Yield: 6 servings


  • 1 1/2 lbs Stewing Beef cubed
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 2 tbs minced garlic
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 3 10 oz cans Cream of Mushroom Soup low sodium
  • 10 oz Beef broth low sodium
  • 2-3 tbs sour cream -more or less to preferred tasted and creaminess
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • The night before:
  • In a skillet heat olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add meat and season with a little salt and pepper.
  • When the meat starts to brown, add onions and minced garlic and continue to cook until the onions take on a golden color and soften.
  • Stir in the red wine and cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and cool and place in refrigerator.
  • The morning of:
  • Place meat mixture into the crock pot.
  • Add the cream of mushroom soup and beef broth.
  • Stir until everything is well blended.
  • Place lid on crock pot and turn on low for approximately 4-6 hours.
  • Prior to serving stir in sour cream and add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve over egg noodles.


Calories: 388kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 21g, Fat: 29g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 84mg, Sodium: 451mg, Potassium: 667mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 25IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 40mg, Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
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Dan & Scott split their time between Wisconsin and Southwest Florida and are dads to six boys. Good food runs through their veins, and they love showing others how to cook easy recipes.

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  1. 5 stars
    I love cooking in the crockpot, especially during the fall and winter because your house smells so good and you come home to dinner already done! This looks delicious:)

  2. 5 stars
    I am so totally obsessed with my slow cooker right now, and I’m so happy I came across this recipe. I’m going to give it a try this weekend!

  3. 5 stars
    That looks so creamy, love the addition of the mushroom soup. a quick and time saving idea.

  4. 5 stars
    Comfort food at its best. The recipe is also great for a make ahead meal. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Love when inexpensive meats cook in crockpot and end up tasting delicious. This recipe sounds perfect. I really like the two steps you use in this recipe. Thanks for sharing. Pinned!