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Beef Tips and Noodles

These savory stovetop beef tips and noodles are slowly simmered until fork tender in a rich gravy with onions, bell peppers, and mushrooms.

beef tips and noodles

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I have a confession to make. Prior to this recipe, my husband called my beef tips bland.

Ouch, that hurts.

But he’s right. Beef tips were always an afterthought. Something I threw together if stew meat was on sale and I had run out of meal plan ideas. I simply browned my meat in a skillet with a little soy sauce because that’s how my mama did it.

beef tips and noodles

So I started brainstorming and doing a little recipe research leg work. I had just made this recipe for seafood gumbo and the use of “the trinity” in Cajun and Creole cooking – bell peppers, onion and celery – inspired me to add bell peppers and onions to the mix. I adore mushrooms with gravy — that was a given.

My family and I recently fell in love with Mississippi Pot Roast (and this Mississippi girl has no idea where the name came from). It incorporates butter for a velvety texture and pepperoncini peppers for added flavor. The vinegar from the peppers also helps to tenderize the meat.

Finally, beef tips just aren’t the same without gravy. You could definitely forgo the packet of gravy mix and make your own from scratch with the drippings from the beef tips. But I wanted this to be a family friendly weeknight meal, remember? On a Wednesday night after karate practice, I want to be able to sit down and eat immediately. Gravy mix it is.

I wanted this to easily adapt to an easy weeknight meal, so I included both stovetop and slow cooker methods. If you have an instant pot, this recipe would adapt well!

So what did the husband think of this complete recipe overhaul? Not bland anymore! And now that I have his stamp of approval, this recipe will become a top contender instead of a last minute after thought.

I like to serve these with my favorite buttered noodles. But, just out of curiosity — how do y’all eat your beef tips? Do you like them with rice? Mashed potatoes? I’d love to know!

beef tips and noodles

Beef Tips and Noodles
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Beef Tips and Noodles

These savory stovetop beef tips and noodles are slowly simmered until fork tender in a rich gravy with onions, bell peppers, and mushrooms.
Cook Time 7 hours
Servings 4 people
Author Lisa B.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1.5 pounds stew meat
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 1 bell pepper diced
  • 1 8 ounce package sliced mushrooms
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 3 whole pepperoncini peppers
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 envelope brown gravy mix

Instructions

Stovetop Method:

  • Heat the oil in a large stock pot over medium heat. Add the stew meat and cook until browned, about 5-7 minutes. Remove meat from pan and set aside. Do not pour out the drippings.
  • Add the onion, bell peppers and mushrooms to the pot and sauté until tender, 3-5 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and sauté for 30 seconds.
  • Add the broth the pot and scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan.
  • Return the meat to the pot.
  • Add the peppers, butter, and brown gravy mix. Stir to combine.
  • Cover and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 1 ½ - 2 hours.
  • Remove the pepperoncini peppers before serving and discard.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve over hot buttered egg noodles, rice or mashed potatoes.

Slow Cooker Method:

  • You can follow step one above and brown your meat. It will give your meat a nice color and add a little flavor. However, if you are short on time, it’s okay to skip this step.
  • Spread the meat on the bottom of the crock of the slow cooker.
  • Place the onions, bell pepper, mushrooms and garlic over top.
  • Place the pepperoncini peppers and butter on top of the vegetables.
  • Whisk together the beef broth and gravy mix. Pour over top.
  • Cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 4 hours.
  • Remove the pepperoncini peppers before serving and discard.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve over hot buttered egg noodles, rice or mashed potatoes.

4 Comments

  1. What an awesome weeknight meal, love how you thought this recipe through, it makes so much sense!

  2. foodtasticmom2013

    Look at the shine on that beef. They don’t look bland! 🙂

  3. That looks so tasty, such a great colour on the meat, it looks really rich and delicious.

  4. Oh my this dish looks so comforting and delicious! I have to try it soon ♥ Perfect on cold winter days!

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