Stewed Beef (Beef Tips) with Gravy
A tried-and-true family recipe for beef tips slow-cooked until tender with a rich gravy served over rice or noodles.
1 1/2 pounds beef stew meat
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
Salt & pepper
1 14-oz. can beef broth
1 envelope beefy onion soup mix (such as Lipton)
1 cup water, divided
2 tablespoons cornstarch
- Heat oil in a wide skillet over medium-high heat. Season stew meat with salt & pepper then adds to skillet, stirring once or twice to sear as many sides of the cubes as possible, for about 3-4 minutes. Eliminate from heat and set aside.
- In a medium-sized stockpot, combine beef broth, onion soup mix, and 1/2 cup water then stir well. Add stew meat, stir and cook over LOW heat, covered, for 1-2 hours. Do not let the pot reach a full boil or the meat will get tough.
- Add cornstarch to a small bowl then whisk in the remaining 1/2 cup of water until smooth. Shower cornstarch liquid into the pot, bring to a low simmer then cook, while stirring, for 1 minute or until broth has thickened into a gravy. Serve over white rice or egg noodles.