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Easy Beef Tips Recipe

close up shot of beef tips garnished with parsley and drizzled with gravy then served over mashed potatoes on a plate
This easy beef tips recipe uses cubes of beef, simmered in a savory, meaty gravy. It’s classic comfort food that’s ideal to make ahead of time.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 494 kcal


  • 3 tbsp olive oil divided
  • 2 lb cubed chuck meat or stew meat
  • 1 medium white onion diced
  • 3 cups beef broth low sodium
  • 1 envelope dry onion soup mix 55g
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 tbsp parsley freshly chopped


  • Place 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large 5 QT pot. Add in half the cubed beef and brown over medium-high heat until fully cooked, about 7 to 9 minutes. Place cooked beef cubes in a separate bowl and set them aside for now.
  • Repeat the steps by adding in the second tablespoon of olive oil and the other half of the beef cubes. Again, once cooked place these cooked cubes in a separate bowl with the rest of the cooked meat.
  • Add the third tablespoon of olive oil into the same pot then add in onions and cook until tender, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the beef cubes back in plus beef broth, onion soup mix, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, and bay leaf. Stir to mix. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 1 1/2 hours.
  • Remove bay leaf.
  • Mix cornstarch and water in a separate small bowl until cornstarch has melted.
  • Pour the cornstarch mixture into the beef mixture and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with parsley before serving.
  • Serve hot.


Calories: 494kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 28gFat: 38gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 2gCholesterol: 107mgSodium: 1500mgPotassium: 575mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 34IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 53mgIron: 4mg