Slow Cooker Beef Tips

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When cold weather hits, slow cooker dishes become a convenient way to cook up your favorite comfort foods. If you’re always looking for healthy slow cooker recipes this time of year, look no further! We’ve got one that your family will love. This recipe for Slow Cooker Beef Tips is a tasty classic that is good for you, too!

This recipe was brought to us by Amy’s Cooking Adventures. Amy is a stay at home mommy of two (soon to be three)! Amy’s Cooking Adventures is all about her journey to find healthy homemade foods the whole family can enjoy. As a busy mom, Amy loves slow cooker meals! This is one of her favorites because her kids eat it (yay!) and it reminds Amy of one of her favorite childhood meals. Beef tips are sure to please whether served over heart healthy brown rice, egg noodles, or mashed potatoes!

Slow Cooker Beef Tips

Slow Cooker Beef Tips

Yields: 5 servings | Serving Size: 1 cup beef tips and broth and ¾ cup brown rice |Calories: 274| Total Fat: 16 g | Saturated Fat: 6 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 71 mg | Sodium: 676 mg | Carbohydrates: 8 g | Dietary Fiber: 1 g | Sugars: 3 g | Protein: 22 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 8


  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 8 oz baby Bella mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb sirloin steak, cut in strips, excess fat trimmed
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ cup dry red wine + splash for deglazing
  • 2-½ cups fat free beef broth
  • 2 tbsp corn starch + ¼ cup cold water, whisked together


  1. Place the onions and mushrooms into the bottom of a 4.5 quart slow cooker.
  2. Then, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Generously season the steak strips with salt and pepper and add them to the hot skillet, and sear the meat on all sides, about 3 minutes; do not cook through.
  3. Place the meat into the slow cooker on top of the vegetables.
  4. Splash a couple tablespoons of red wine into the hot skillet and scrape the bottom to remove any browned meat bits. Add these to the crock pot.
  5. Season the beef with pepper a second time and add the Worcestershire sauce, red wine, and beef broth. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  6. Uncover and slowly whisk in the cornstarch and water mixture. Cover and cook on high for another 45 minutes or until the gravy has thickened.
  7. Serve the beef tips over brown rice (shown), buttered egg noodles, or mashed potatoes.

For more healthy slow cooker recipes, check out our list of 73 Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes.

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12 Comments on "Slow Cooker Beef Tips"

  1. Bridget  January 4, 2014

    This dish was fantastic!!! My husband asked how come we hadn't had it before. I made for dinner the night of a snowstorm, perfect warm up food!

    • GaleCompton  January 4, 2014

      Bridget, Thanks so much for the feed back…happy it made the snowstorm a little more tolerable. 🙂

  2. Andrea  January 12, 2015

    Can I use something else besides the wine,,or may I omit it?

    • SkinnyMs  January 13, 2015

      Andrea, When deglazing the pan use any type of vinegar or water. For the wine that is added to the recipe just omit it all together.

  3. Michelle  January 7, 2016

    This recipe did not work out for our family. The sauce was liquid and the texture of the meat was not good.

  4. Kate  March 5, 2016

    Can you add cut up potatoes?

    • Gale Compton  March 5, 2016

      Kate, Yes, add them to the slow cooker the same time you add the vegetables. 🙂

      • Kate  March 5, 2016

        Great thank u! This time I decided to make mashed potatoes but will definitely try That for next time. Looks and smells amazing and can’t wait to eat it!

  5. Amelia Paramo  July 16, 2018

    Can the cooking time be shortened to less cooking time on high with same result/tender tips?

    • Gale Compton  July 16, 2018

      Amelia, Hmmmm…more than likely, high setting would have similar results.

  6. Jeanne  February 9, 2020

    This is delicious! One thing I learned about using a slow cooker: remove the lid, place a clean dish towel on the crock and place the lid on top. It will absorb any condensation that makes the gravy too thin.


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