Total Time
1hr 55mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 45 mins

The BEST FLAVOR you can have for beef tips!!! The gravy is awesome! Your family will love you for this dinner. This is my mother's recipe for beef tips which she used for over 50 years.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute beef tips in salad oil until lightly browned. Place in a dutch oven and add water, ketchup, worcestershire sauce and salt. Cook covered on simmering low heat for approximately one hour.
  2. Add sliced onions and cook additional 30 to 40 minutes on low heat, being careful to not let all water boil out. (You will need at least 1 1/2 cups of water left as gravy.).
  3. In a small bowl, dissolve cornstarch in water and pour into beef mixture mixture. stir well and cook an additional one minute while gravy thickens.
  4. Serve over rice, noodles or mashed potatoes.
  5. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

Classic comfort food!
I adapted the recipe for the crockpot by reducing the water to 1 1/2 cups and cooking on low approx 6 hrs. I added 1 clove of minced garlic and used 2 T cornstarch/ 3T water to make the gravy the last 30 minutes then added 1/2 t Kitchen Bouquet for color. Served over rice with a green salad & peas. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

Susie D September 25, 2010

I did not like this as stated, all I tasted was the ketchup in the gravy. Also I suspected I would not need 3 cups water so I only used 2 and that was perfect. Next time I am going to try using beef stock in place of all the water and a little tomato paste in place of the ketchup.

gefox3 January 24, 2013

This was really good, old-fashioned comfort food. I added some sliced mushrooms with the onions, and served this over mashed poatoes. The meat turned out very tender.

Ginny Sue April 10, 2010