Beef … it’s what’s for dinner. If you have a soft spot for beef, you’re not alone. According to WebMD, beef is a great source of iron, and thanks to the protein, it helps muscle health. Beef is one of the most popular proteins to serve at dinner, and it’s plenty filling to keep you satisfied until breakfast rolls around in the morning. As you can see from the title, this recipe for beef tips is super easy to make. It also comes complete with a flavorful red wine-based sauce that complements the meat incredibly well.
Recipe developer Christina Musgrave is known for coming up with some wonderful dinner recipes, and this one is no exception. While there’s a whole lot to love about these easy beef tips, Musgrave points out her favorite part: "I like how this is one in one pot — it makes cleanup so easy!" she says. Who doesn’t love a delicious meal that’s easy to clean up after, too?
Keep scrolling to find out how to make this amazing dish.
Gather the ingredients for easy beef tips
The first thing you need to do is gather the ingredients. Pick up olive oil, beef sirloin tips, flour, red wine, butter, beef broth, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, black pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and corn starch. You’ll also be using cold water while making the sauce.
Once you have all of the items ready to go, you can make these easy beef tips.
Heat the olive oil and add the beef tips
Grab a large pot and place it on your stove. Crank up the heat to medium and add 2 tablespoons olive oil. Next, toss in the beef tips. Sprinkle a little bit of flour over the beef and stir to combine well.
Brown the beef and add the wine
Brown each side of the beef for about a minute before removing it from the pot. Set the meat aside for the time being since you won’t need it quite yet.
Now, add the red wine to the pot and deglaze. "The special ingredient is the red wine. It helps tenderize the beef tips and also adds a delicious flavor to the sauce," Musgrave shares, adding that any "dry red" is acceptable to use.
Loosen up any brown bits from the bottom of the pan and cook until the wine reduces by half.
Make the red wine sauce
Once the wine has reduced, add 2 tablespoons butter, 2 cups beef broth, a teaspoon garlic powder, a teaspoon onion powder, ½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon black pepper, and 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce to the pot. Stir well and bring to a simmer.
Thicken the sauce and add the beef
In a small bowl, add the cold water and corn starch. Whisk until combined, then add the corn starch mixture to the sauce. Stir the corn starch into the sauce until they’re well-combined.
Reduce the heat to low, then add the beef tips to the pot. Simmer for about 10 minutes, until the beef is cooked through.
Serve and enjoy
After you remove the beef from the pot, you can serve and enjoy. These beef tips are great on their own, but Musgrave also suggests a few things to jazz it up a bit. "I suggest serving these with mashed potatoes or buttered egg noodles," Musgrave shares.
If you happen to have anything left over, be sure to keep and store. "Leftovers will keep for 3-4 days in a refrigerated, airtight container," Musgrave says.
We hope you love this dish as much as we do!
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 pound beef sirloin tips, cut in 1-inch pieces
- ½ cup flour
- ¼ cup red wine
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 cups beef broth
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- ¼ cup cold water
- 2 tablespoons corn starch
- Heat a large pot over medium heat. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and the pound of beef tips. Sprinkle flour over the beef tips. Stir to combine.
- Brown each side of the beef for 1 minute, then remove from the pot. Set aside.
- Add the red wine to the pot and deglaze it, loosening up any brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Let the wine reduce by half.
- Add 2 tablespoons butter, 2 cups beef broth, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon onion powder, ½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon black pepper, and 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce to the pot. Stir well and bring to a simmer.
- Combine ¼ cup cold water and 2 tablespoons corn starch in a small bowl. Whisk until combined, then add it to the gravy. Stir until combined.
- Reduce the heat to low and add the beef tips to the pot. Simmer for 10 minutes, until the beef is cooked through.