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Crock Pot Beef Mushrooms and Gravy

Crock Pot Beef Mushrooms and Gravy poured over a bed of hot rice makes a delicious, healthy dinner for your family. This recipe combines steak and crimini mushrooms with onions, peppers and garlic. The rich gravy is made from the natural juices of the meat along with gravy mix and beef bullion for a decadent, pourable sauce.

Beef and mushrooms are a classic pairing because mushrooms have a wonderful earthy flavor profile that enhances the natural flavors of steak. Slow cooker sirloin beef tips in mushroom gravy makes a wonderful family dinner that is simple to prepare and absolutely divine.

This crock pot beef mushrooms and gravy dinner can be made with different cuts of beef depending what you have on hand. Because the meat is slowly cooked on a low, gentle heat with the juices and gravy mixture; this recipe yields a tender and juicy texture that is easy to enjoy.

Beef Mushroom Gravy
Richly coated in a seasoned gravy mix and simmered in a crock pot!

Are beef tips the same as stew meat?

Beef tips and beef stew meat are different cuts that do require different preparation, but they can be used for similar recipes. Beef tips are typically cut from tenderloin or sirloin steaks and are naturally tender allowing them to cook up quickly.

Beef stew meat is most often cut from the shoulder of the steer and often requires braising to tenderize before cooking. Stew meat can be used in recipes similar to beef tips with mushrooms, but would be considered crock pot beef stew with mushrooms.

Our recipe for crock pot beef mushrooms and gravy uses a sirloin steak, so if you are using a different cut just keep that in mind about the timing for this crockpot recipe.

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Crock pot beef mushrooms and gravy over rice

Can you overcook beef tips in the crock pot?

Yes, you can overcook beef tips in the crockpot if they cook too long, or at a very high temperature. Although crockpot beef tips with brown gravy mix holds a lot of liquid, beef tips come from a cut of the steer that is more tender meaning these strips of meat will cook fairly quickly. It is important to know your crock pot and adjust the time and temperature accordingly if needed.

Do you sear beef tips before adding them to the crock pot?

Searing or browning beef tips isn’t necessary, but it will absolutely enhance and intensify the flavor of your meal. Browning steak tips or stew meat will create a slight char on the surface of the meat which helps to lock in the natural juices and flavors. This will also deepening and enrich the flavor of the meat when is has finished cooking.

We chose not to sear the steak cuts before adding the crock pot for this recipe, but you absolutely can if you desire. Here is how to sear your beef tips.

  • Heat your deep skillet to medium high with a high heat safe cooking oil like avocado oil
  • Cut up your steaks if necessary, if you purchased pre cut beef tips you don’t need to cut them up any smaller
  • Coat the beef in salt and pepper and a light dusting of flour, this creates flavor and helps to build that char that locks in the juices
  • Once the oil is hot very carefully place the beef tips into the skillet
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes until they are browned, then turn them over until all sides have a beautiful char on the surface
  • Transfer the seared beef tips to the crock pot
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Trader Joes Basmati Rice Blend is a wonderful compliment to this dinner!

What else are beef tips good for?

Beef tips are boneless, tender, and simple to prepare. They made delicious dinners like this one where the meat is infused with aromatic flavors and smothered in a gravy. Beef tips also make wonderful kabobs, stew meat, and cubed steaks for recipes like our beef fajitas.


How do you season beef tips?

Beef tips are tender, naturally juicy, and full of flavor so they don’t require much in the way of preparation or extra attention to seasoning and marinating. However, you definitely can’t go wrong by working to intensify and elevate the flavors of this steak meat. Here are some ideas for seasonings and extra sauces you can use to flavor beef tips and stew meats.

  • Aromatics like onion, garlic, and peppers
  • Salt and pepper are always the staple seasonings used on beef cuts
  • Beef tips in crock pot with onion soup mix will add a deep, thick flavor that pairs well with mushrooms
  • Adding cream of mushroom soup to any beef crock pot recipes will thicken and deepen the flavor
  • Fresh mushrooms are a classic ingredient to enjoy with beef
  • Add some butter to your pan or crock pot to add a thick, buttery flavor
  • Fresh herbs like rosemary, thyme, and sage will bring a welcomed aromatic undertone that balances the earthy, meaty flavors
  • Mustards can be added for a tangy element
  • Dried peppers like cayenne, red pepper flakes, and chilis will work beautifully with red meats

What do you serve with beef tips?

This crock pot beef steak tips dinner can definitely be enjoyed on its own as it is hearty, high in protein, and rich in flavor. But, our favorite way to enjoy this meal is over a bed of hot rice. We are sharing more ideas for how you can serve these beef tips with mushroom gravy.

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CrockPot Beef Mushrooms and Gravy

Crock Pot Beef Mushrooms and Gravy Recipe

This is a simple crock pot dinner that has amazing flavor and creates a hearty, sustaining meal that everyone will love. If you are looking for beef tips in crock pot without cream mushroom soup, this recipe is perfect. The thick gravy comes from the natural juices and comes together with onions, peppers, and mushrooms for a delicious sauce.

Crock Pot Beef Mushrooms And Gravy
Yield: 8 servings

Crock Pot Beef Mushrooms And Gravy

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 50 minutes

CrockPot Beef Mushrooms and Gravy with rice and a green salad on the side makes a delicious healthy low sugar, dairy free dinner for your family.


  • 2 lbs. sirloin steak cut into slices
  • 1 large yellow onion cut into slices
  • 1 red pepper cut into one inch pieces
  • 6 Tablespoons garlic shallots or young cloves, minced
  • 6 large Crimini mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons Beef bullion paste
  • 1 package beef gravy dry mix
  • 1 Cup water
  • 2 Cups basmati or other rice
  • 4 Cups chicken broth


  1. Put all of the ingredients into the crock pot except the rice and chicken broth.
  2. Set the crock pot to high for 4 hours
  3. 30 minutes before the crock pot is done. Boil the rice in the chicken broth and reduce heat to simmer until all the liquid is absorbed into the rice and the rice is plump and tender.
  4. Serve the beef mixture over the rice

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 283Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 74mgSodium 466mgCarbohydrates 18gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 25g

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