Beef Tips Recipe — with easier directions!


Beef Tips

Nearly two years ago, I blogged about an easy recipe for beef tips (  It’s one of Dan the Man’s favorite meals, but though it’s easy, it involves a few steps that annoy me so much, I don’t like to cook it. The last time I made it, though, I was able to simplify the bothersome steps into a technique that appeals to my lazy side.

In my original recipe, you first sauted onions and peppers in a Dutch oven.  Then you remove the veggies and brown half the meat.  Once again, you remove the ingredients in the pot and insert/brown the rest of the beef tips.  This 3-step method aggravated me to my soul!  I now saute the onions and peppers in the Dutch oven as before.  But I’ve tweaked the instructions to include browning ALL the meat in a large wide skillet.  Then I dump the meat into the Dutch oven with the already-cooked veggies, and I’m good to go.  I dirty one extra pan, but I end all my remove/add/remove/add annoyance.  Here’s the revised recipe.

Beef Tips


  • 3 lbs sirloin tip steaks, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper (any color), chopped
  • 1 tsp. garlic salt
  • 4 cups beef stock (I use Swanson’s)
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • hot cooked rice or egg noodles
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried parsley, for garnish


  1. In a large Dutch oven, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add onion and bell pepper.
  3. Cook for about 5 minutes or until veggies are tender.
  4. In a bowl, toss together beef tips and 1/3 cup flour.
  5. Add remaining 3 tablespoons of oil to a large skillet.
  6. Place half the beef tips in skillet. Brown on all sides and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring regularly.
  7. Place meat into the Dutch oven with the veggies.
  8. Add beef stock, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, seasoned salt and pepper, and garlic salt, stirring well
  9. Reduce heat and cover partially.  Let simmer for 1 hour.
  10. In a small bowl, combine 1/3 cup cold water and 3 tablespoons flour, mix well.
  11. Add flour mixture to the beef tips, cooking for 2-3 minutes or until mixture thickens.
  12. Serve over hot cooked rice or egg noodles.
  13. Garnish with parsley.

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