These slow cooker beef tips over rice are warm, comforting, and perfect for busy nights.
I’ve mentioned before that I am always looking for a good slow cooker pot roast recipe that doesn’t use canned soups. I found one at Food Dolls and wanted to give it a try. I had never added cream to a pot roast before, and I was interested to see how it would work. On this particular occasion, I was doing my grocery shopping at Trader Joe’s, and beef roasts (that aren’t pre-seasoned) aren’t something they carry. Not wanting to go to another store, I got some good-looking stew meat instead and morphed the recipe into slow cooker beef tips instead of pot roast. This substitution also made it an inexpensive recipe, and the vegetables help stretch one pack of meat to feed the whole family. I made a few other changes and came up with this version. Maybe my favorite part, besides the tender, moist meat and savory sauce, was the fact that the wine dyed the fat in the meat pink. I should have taken a photo of that, but you can see for yourself the fun of getting a hot pink bite of beef in your dinner bowl.Print
- 1 1/2 pounds beef stew meat
- 16 ounces baby carrots
- 8 ounces mushrooms quartered (I didn’t add these because my husband doesn’t like them, but the recipe begs for mushrooms if you ask me!)
- 1 yellow onion quartered and sliced
- 4 cloves garlic crushed or minced (or 1 tsp. garlic powder)
- 2 beef bouillon cubes
- 1 teaspoons dried oregano
- 1 cup red wine
- 1/2 cup half and half
- 3/4 cup water
- freshly ground black pepper to taste
- 1 1/2 cup uncooked rice
- 1 tablespoon corn starch
Dump all ingredients except the rice and corn starch into your slow cooker. Stir to combine.
Cook on low for 8 hours. If you are home, stir a couple times during the day.
A half hour before serving, prepare rice according to package directions. (If you are serving brown rice, allow longer for cooking time.)
While rice cooks, add corn starch to 1/2 c. cold water, and mix very well with a whisk or fork. Stir this corn starch slurry into the beef mixture in your crockpot.
To serve these slow cooker beef tips, place rice in a bowl, and scoop beef and vegetables over the rice. Enjoy!
- Prep Time: 5
- Cook Time: 480
- Category: Main
- Cuisine: Slow Cooker