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Easy Crock Pot Beef Tips And Noodles Recipe

If you are looking for a delicious comfort food recipe that doesn’t take a lot of effort to make, then you are going to love this Crock Pot Pot Beef Tips And Noodles recipe. Fall apart tender stew meat that is covered in a thick and silky gravy and served over cooked pasta.

It is an easy recipe to make and takes only ten minutes to prepare! All you have to do is whisk a few ingredients together, dump them in slow cooker and let the magic happen.

Once it is time for dinner add a simple flour and water slurry to the mixture. While the gravy thickens, boil your noodles and dinner is ready to serve!

Beef tips and noodles
Beef tips and noodles made easy with the use of a crock pot.

Of course you can also serve it over rice or mashed potatoes. The choice is totally up to you.

Although, if you are trying to eat a few less carbohydrates in your diet you can serve the tender tips as a stand alone main dish. Then add some Garlic Green Beans, Roasted Brussels Sprouts or serve it over Cauliflower Rice.

However you decide to serve it, I am sure that you will enjoy both the taste and texture of the beef. You can literally cut the meat with a fork, it is that tender.

And the gravy has a ton of flavor that coats the meat perfectly. Best of all, there is enough gravy in the bottom of the crock pot to drizzle over the noodles, potatoes or rice!

Crock Pot Beef Tips & Noodles – An Easy Weeknight Meal

What I love about this Beef Tips and Noodles recipe is that it is easy to prepare. It makes for the perfect weeknight meal because in less than 5 minutes everything is in the slow cooker and ready to cook.

All that you have to do before dinner is to add a little thickener and cook the noodles. However, you can save even more time on a busy weeknight if you cook your noodles a day or two in advance.

Then all that you have to do while the gravy thickens up is to heat the noodles. And in 10 minutes, a complete comfort food meal will be on the table and ready to eat.

stew meat
Stew meat requires low and slow cooking and is a much different cut of meat than actual beef tips.

What Are Beef Tips?

The term beef tips is used in a variety of ways. The technical definition includes a cut of meat that is taken from the tip of a beef tenderloin. It is a tender cut of beef that contains a nice ratio of fat that makes the meat extremely flavorful.

However, many people also refer to beef tips as stew meat. Although they are not the same cuts of meat at all.

Stew meat is actually cut from various sections of the cow. They are the leftover meat sections after the larger roasts and steaks are cut.

It can actually get confusing as several grocery stores label a package of stew meat as beef tips. However stew meat is tough and requires a longer cook time than actual beef tips.

Low and Slow Cooking Method

True beef tips that are cut from the tip of a sirloin take only minutes to cook. Simply throw the Steak Tips on a hot grill or cast iron skillet and they are ready to eat in no time.

However, this is not the case with stew meat. Because stew meat is taken from tough sections of a cow they require a longer and slower cooking time.

Although you could make Beef Tips and Noodles on the stove top, this will require approximately 90 minutes for the meat to break down and become tender. And for most of us, this would have to be done on the weekend when we have the time to spend in the kitchen.

gravy and beef stock
For the best flavor use beef stock and brown gravy mix.

Instead, there are other, more efficient ways to cook the meat without having to closely monitor it on the stove. Placing the meat in the slow cooker is a great example.

In fact, as much as you may want to cook the meat on the high heat setting, it is best to let it cook on low heat for 7-8 hours. This low cooking temperature will give the fibers in the beef enough time to break down and become juicy and tender.

However, if you have a pressure cooker, you can also make Instant Pot Beef Tips and Noodles in a fraction of the time. The pressure cooking process will break down the meat perfectly and dinner can be ready to eat in just about one hour.

Crock Pot Beef Tips And Noodles Recipe

*Specific measurements and complete recipe instructions are located in a printable recipe card at the bottom of this article. However, be sure to continue to read the tips and tricks to making this recipe below.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 ounce packet of brown gravy mix, low-sodium
  • 1 10.75 ounce can of condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 small onion diced ( about 1/3 cup)
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 2 lbs beef stew meat
  • 2 Tablespoons of flour
  • 1/4 cup water

For Serving

  • Cooked egg noodles (or any type of pasta, mashed potatoes, or rice)

INSTRUCTIONS

In a medium bowl, whisk together the gravy mix, beef broth and Worcestershire sauce until no clumps are visible. Then add the onion, garlic, and cream of mushroom soup and whisk until well combined. Set the gravy mixture aside.

Optional Step – Place the meat in a large resealable bag. Add enough flour to lightly coat the stew meat. Add salt and pepper to the bag and toss to coat. Then heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet placed over medium-high heat. Add the flour coated beef to the skillet and let it brown on all sides.

Stew meat covered in gravy
The crock pot will make the stew meat become fall apart tender.

Although this optional step adds more flavor to the Beef Tips and Noodles, it is not crucial. If you have the extra time to complete this step, great! If not, that is okay too.

Place the stew meat (and any drippings if you browned the meat in the skillet) into the slow cooker. Then pour the gravy mixture over top of the beef tips and carefully stir to coat.

Cover the crock pot and cook the beef tips on LOW for 7 to 8 hours. If you have a Programmable Crock Pot, set it for 7 hours and let the pot switch to the Keep Warm setting until you get home.

Then in a small bowl whisk together the flour and water until no clumps are visible. Stir the slurry in with the beef tips and gravy.

Cook for 10 minutes, stirring frequently or until the gravy thickens to the desired consistency. Serve over cooked noodles.

Other Recipes For Stew Meat

beef tips ready to serve over noodles
To thicken the gravy add a slurry of flour and water before serving.

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Enjoy! Mary

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Easy Crock Pot Beef Tips and Noodles

crock pot beef tips and noodles

Fall apart tender beef tips and gravy that is cooked all day in a slow cooker and then served over cooked egg noodles. The ultimate, easy to make comfort food meal.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 ounce packet of brown gravy mix, low-sodium
  • 1 10.75 ounce can of condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 small onion diced ( about 1/3 cup)
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 2 lbs beef stew meat
  • 2 Tablespoons of flour
  • 1/4 cup water

For Serving

  • cooked egg noodles

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the gravy mix, beef broth and Worcestershire sauce until no clumps are visible. Then add the onion, garlic, and cream of mushroom soup and whisk until well combined. Set aside.
  2. Place the stew meat into the slow cooker. Pour the gravy mixture over top of the beef tips and stir to coat.
  3. Cover and cook on LOW for 7 to 8 hours.
  4. In a small bowl whisk together the flour and water until no clumps are visible. Stir the slurry in with the beef tips and gravy. Cook for 10 minutes or until the gravy thickens to the desired consistency.
  5. Serve over cooked noodles.

Notes

Use low sodium products whenever possible. Then add salt and pepper to taste prior to serving.

Most often beef tips are served over egg noodles. However, any type of pasta can be used.

May also serve it over rice or mashed potatoes or eat as a stand alone main dish.

Recipe provided by Make Your Meals

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 380Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 154mgSodium: 896mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 52g

Nutritional Information is to be used as a general guideline only . Nutritional calculations will vary from the types and brands of the products used.

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