Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Beef Tips with Onion & Mushroom Gravy

If your definition of stew consists of cubes of beef, carrots, and potatoes, then I am not a fan. I am, however, a fan of stew beef, a.k.a. chuck roast. It’s so flavorful, and cooks down to be wonderfully tender. I think the very best way to enjoy it is on its own, slow cooked to perfection in a wonderful onion and mushroom gravy, served atop a heaping mound of mashed potatoes (or ladled onto a bed of egg noodles). This will make you forget your troubles.Beef Tips with Onion & Mushroom Gravy

3 T. butter

1 yellow onion, sliced

1 2-3 lb. pound chuck, roast, trimmed and cubed

2 T. flour

1½ t. sugar

1 t. onion powder

1½ t. garlic powder

1 t. dried thyme

1 t. Montreal Steak Seasoning

8 oz. Crimini mushrooms, sliced

1 bay leaf

1 T. Worcestershire sauce

2 c. beef stock

2 T. cornstarch

2 T. water

Fresh parsley, to garnish 

Place butter in the bottom of a slow cooker and allow to melt. Once butter has melted, spread onion across the bottom. Place chuck roast cubes into a large bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, onion powder, garlic powder, thyme, and Montreal steak seasoning. Sprinkle it over the top of the beef cubes and toss to coat. Place seasoned beef cubes on top of the onions. Top with sliced mushrooms, bay leaf, and Worcestershire sauce. Pour beef broth over all, and stir to combine. Cover and cook on high for 3 to 4 hours, or low for 6 to 7 hours. 

Thirty minutes before the end of the cooking time, whisk together cornstarch, water, and 1/2 cup of the slow cooker liquid. Add the cornstarch mixture back to the slow cooker, stir in, and cook for 30 more minutes. Salt and pepper to taste.

 Serve with egg noodles, or on top of a mound of mashed potatoes.

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Marie Smith said...

I have never done chuck roast this way. It looks delicious! Gravy is my husband’s favourite…on anything.

Linda said...

Looks like comfort food at its best! We have been watching Next Level Chef and they are always encouraged to "plate" their foods masterfully. You have the best plated foods in the blogging world. Your photos always make me want to dive in!

Gina said...

I put this on my menu for next week - looks like comfort in a bowl and I have homemade mashed potatoes in the freezer. Looking forward to it!

gluten Free A_Z Blog said...

This was probably my father's favorite meal - beef gravy and mashed potatoes.