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Slow Cooker Beef Tips Recipe

This Slow Cooker Beef Tips recipe is comfort food at its best ... perfect for enjoying again and again to satisfy our comfort food cravings as the cooler weather of fall rolls in.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Harris Teeter.  The opinions and text are all mine.
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Cooler fall weather is beginning to creep upon us.  And along with it for many of us comes the craving for comfort food dinners.  I know I am certainly one who starts to crave comfort food as soon as the cooler fall temperatures set in.  Foods like creamy mashed potatoes, baked macaroni and cheese, and perhaps a hearty pan of chicken pot pie.  Or, the comforting goodness of these family-favorite Slow Cooker Beef Tips.

So when I got the opportunity recently to take on a dinner recipe challenge from my favorite grocery store, Harris Teeter, this Slow Cooker Beef Tips recipe immediately jumped into my mind.

What exactly was my Harris Teeter recipe challenge, you ask?

 To prepare a recipe for $20 or less ... Using only Harris Teeter private-label items as ingredients.

"Whaaaaattttt??  How is that even a challenge?" I thought to myself.

See, because as a very frequent shopper at Harris Teeter, I am well aware of the great variety of products they carry in their private-label product lines.  I knew it would be no problem to find a Harris Teeter version of everything I needed.

And I also knew I'd be fully satisfied with the quality of each ingredient, too.  Because Harris Teeter prides itself in developing private-label products that are just as good as ... if not even better ... than the leading brands.  Not a one of their products has ever let me down.

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So my 7-year-old daughter and I set out to Harris Teeter last Saturday morning to do our "challenge" shopping.  And just as I knew would be the case, found everything on our list for this slow cooker beef tips recipe available in a Harris Teeter private-label product ... Harris Teeter beef broth, cornstarch, and Worcestershire sauce ... Harris Teeter Reserve Angus Beef ... Harris Teeter Farmer's Market sliced mushrooms ... and even Harris Teeter Fresh Foods Market prepared mashed potatoes to spoon our tasty beef tips over.  No problem.

But what about cost? Certainly there's no way I could make a beef  recipe for under $20, right?

Wrong.

Harris Teeter private-label brand products are very affordable.  What do you think my total cost was for all the ingredients to prepare this beef tips dish?  Well, I'm happy to say I beat the $20 challenge budget limit!

 My total cost = $18.03

And that included a beautiful one-pound beef top sirloin steak, family-sized  prepared mashed potatoes, and even a bunch of fresh parsley to chop and sprinkle on top of each serving.

Kudos to Harris Teeter for offering such a fabulous variety of high-quality private-label products that make shopping for my family so easy and affordable.

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Now when it comes to preparing this dish, it's just as easy as shopping at Harris Teeter.

Simply cut top sirloin steak into cubes, season generously with salt and pepper, and brown the steak cubes on all sides in a hot skillet.  Browning the meat before placing it in the slow cooker develops a wonderful richness of flavor that just can't be created by the slow cooker alone, so it's important to the final dish not to skip this step.

Then just place the browned beef in a slow cooker along with chopped onion, sliced mushrooms, beef broth, and a touch of Worcestershire sauce.  Set the temperature setting to LOW, and let the beef simmer away for 6 to 8 hours.

The beef will get super tender and develop a rich, flavorful broth as it cooks.

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Once the beef is tender, mix a little of the hot broth with cornstarch until smooth.  Then add the mixture back to the slow cooker and let it cook on HIGH heat for about 20 minutes or so.  

This will thicken the cooking broth and turn it into a wonderfully tasty, full-of-comfort gravy ... just perfect for spooning and enjoying over creamy mashed potatoes.

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This Slow Cooker Beef Tips recipe is comfort food at its best.  It's a recipe we'll turn to again and again as the cooler weather of fall rolls in.  Just as we'll turn to Harris Teeter again and again for the high-quality, low-priced ingredients to prepare it.

This Slow Cooker Beef Tips recipe is comfort food at its best ... perfect for enjoying again and again to satisfy our comfort food cravings.
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Slow Cooker Beef Tips Recipe
(Print recipe)
Ingredients
  • 1 large onion, halved & cut into slivers
  • 8 oz. sliced mushrooms
  • 1 to 2 lbs. beef top sirloin steak, cubed*
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 T. canola or vegetable oil
  • 2 1/3 c. (21 oz.) beef broth
  • 1 ½ T. Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 T. cornstarch
  • cooked mashed potatoes
  • chopped fresh parsley {optional}
Directions
  1. Place onion and mushrooms in the bottom of a slow cooker.
  2. Sprinkle beef cubes evenly with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add half of the beef cubes and brown on all sides. Transfer browned meat to the slow cooker. Repeat with the remaining beef cubes.
  3. Add about 1/3 cup beef broth to the skillet; stir to loosen the browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Stir in remaining beef broth and Worcestershire sauce, heat to boiling, and pour over meat in the slow cooker.
  4. Cook, covered, on LOW setting for 6 – 8 hours until meat is tender.
  5. With a spoon, remove about 1/3 cup liquid from the slow cooker and place in a small bowl. Gradually whisk in cornstarch, whisking until mixture is smooth.
  6. Stir cornstarch mixture into the slow cooker. Cook, covered, on HIGH setting 15-30 minutes until gravy is thickened.
  7. Serve over hot cooked mashed potatoes. Sprinkle each serving with chopped fresh parsley, if desired.
*Note:  For this recipe challenge, I used 1 lb. of beef top sirloin steak.  The recipe does make enough gravy for including and serving up to 2 lbs. of beef.

Enjoy!




This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Harris Teeter.  While I have received compensation for writing this post, the thoughts and opinions expressed are entirely my own.

7 comments

  1. Tracey, this recipe looks so good! I'd definitely like to give it a try. I especially like the lovely sauce that forms in the slow cooker. Pinning. Thank you so much for sharing, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party.

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  2. This looks so good! I love my slow cooker during these cooler months and am always looking for new recipes to try out in it. Pinned.

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  3. I love your Beef Tips, they look delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday,we are so happy to have you join us. Have a wonderful week and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

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  4. My mouth was watering just reading this, it looks amazing! I love using the crock pot especially this time of year. Pinned! Thanks so much for sharing at #HomeMattersParty !

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  5. I just pinned about 6 recipes! Your food looks delicious and I love this crockpot meal- so easy!

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  6. Congratulations!
    Your post is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week.Thanks so much for sharing your post with us and it has been pinned to our Features Board. Have a good week and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen

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  7. Looks so yummy. I am making it right now. Ir smells simply delicious. Can not wait to enjoy. Love this recipe so easy to make.

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