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5-Ingredient Crock Pot Beef Tips and Gravy

Cheap and tasty, super simple easy beef tips crock pot recipe! With slow cooker, stovetop, pressure cooker, & freezer friendly directions! I hope this recipe helps you with a quick & easy dinner idea. Enjoy! | SlowCookerKitchen.com
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time7 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 2 mins
Servings: 6 servings


  • 2 pounds beef stew meat or 2 pounds beef roast diced
  • 1 can(s) golden mushroom soup (10.5 oz each)
  • 1 can(s) cream of onion (10.5 each)
  • 1 packet(s) onion soup mix
  • 1 cup(s) beef broth


Crockpot Method

  • Combine all the ingredients in an oiled slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
  • Stir and add a bit more beef broth if it's too thick for your taste.
  • Serve over pasta, rice, or bread.

Instant Pot Method

  • Add ingredients in the following order: beef, soup mix, broth, soups. Do not stir.
  • Manual high 10 minutes. Natural release 5 minutes, then quick release.
  • Stir and serve as desired.

Stovetop Method

  • Melt 1 tablespoon of butter over medium-high heat. Add beef and saute 2-3 minutes on each side.
  • Turn burner to low and add 1/2 cup beef broth and onion soup mix. Stir.
  • Cover and cook on medium-low for 12 to 15 minutes.
  • Turn burner to low, add cream soups and stir well. Cover and cook on low for at least 8 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  • Serve over rice, rolls, or pasta of choice.

Freezer Meal Prep

  • Add ingredients to a 1-gallon freezer bag in the following order: meat, soup mix, soups.
  • Make a note on your label that you'll need 1 cup of beef broth when cooking.
  • Defrost in the refrigerator overnight before cooking.
  • Freezer to Slow Cooker: Pour ingredients into the slow cooker. Add about 1/2 cup beef broth. Cook as directed. If cooking from frozen, add 1 to 1 1/2 hours to cook time.
  • Freezer to Instant Pot: Cut bottom out of the bag. Pour into the instant pot. Pour 1 cup beef broth around ingredients. Cook as directed for Instant Pot method.


Using the beef broth is optional for the crockpot and skillet methods. You NEED to use 1 cup of beef broth for the instant pot method. If the gravy is not thick enough, use a corn starch slurry to thicken.
If you want to make your life even easier...check out this recipe for crockpot rice! You can make it ahead and freeze in portion sized baggies for up to a month.