Beef Tips and Rice

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Beef tips and rice is a hearty and satisfying dinner! The beef tips are cooked until they are melt-in-your-mouth tender, and the peppers and onions add a delicious flavor. This one-pot recipe is easy to make and filled with real food ingredients. It is also great for leftovers!
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Beef tips and rice is a classic comfort food dish! It is made with tender beef tips that are cooked in a savory gravy and served over fluffy rice. The beef is fall-apart tender and full of flavor, and the peppers and onions add a touch of freshness. This dish is perfect for meal prep, as it can be easily made ahead of time and reheated later. It is also great as leftovers, as the flavors only get better with time. This one pot recipe is great for family dinners!

Beef tips and rice.

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Beef tips and rice is easy to make.
  • Everything is made in the same pot. This makes clean up easy!
  • This recipe is versatile. You can customize this dish to your liking by adding different vegetables or spices.
  • It is comforting. This dish is the perfect way to warm up on a cold day.
  • The beef tips become so tender and juicy.
  • This dish is satisfying.
  • The tender beef tips and flavorful gravy are sure to leave you feeling full and satisfied.
  • This recipe is naturally gluten-free and contains no added sugar.
  • Check out this Oven Roasted Steak or this Beef Bulgogi for another family favorite dinner!

Ingredients & Substitutes

Scroll down to the recipe card for the full beef tips and rice recipe.

Use top sirloin, sirloin, or even stew meat. They all become so tender when slowly simmered.

The seasoning mix adds so much flavor to the beef. Garlic powder, onion powder, sea salt and pepper add great flavor. Do not shy away from using seasoning.

Olive oil, avocado oil, or butter can be used to sear the meat.

Unsalted butter, salted butter, or ghee can be used to cook the onions and peppers.

Onions and peppers add color, flavor, and texture to the dish. Mushrooms can also be added if desired.

Beef broth is used to make the gravy sauce. Look for brands without added sugar.

Coconut aminos add a deep flavor to the dish. They taste similar to soy sauce, but are gluten-free.

Tapioca flour, arrowroot powder, or cornstarch can be used to thicken the gravy sauce.

Beef tips and rice can be served over brown rice or cauliflower rice. Cauliflower rice is a low-carb option.

Ingredients for beef tips and rice.

Taste & Texture

The steak tips are tender and flavorful, and the gravy is rich and savory.

The rice is fluffy and soaks up the gravy, making each bite delicious.

This dish is hearty and satisfying, and it is sure to become a family favorite!

How to Make

Step 1

To start, place the beef tips in a bowl. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Toss until the beef is fully seasoned.

Seasoned steak tips.

Step 2

In a large pan, add the olive. Heat over medium until hot. Pan-sear the steak on all sides. Then, place the meat on a plate.

Pan seared beef in skillet.

Step 3

Add the butter to the pan. Once melted, add the onions and bell peppers. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes, until tender.

Crispy onions and peppers.

Step 4

Next, add in the broth and coconut aminos. Place the beef tips back in the pan. Bring to a boil. Then, reduce the heat to low. Place a lid on the pan.

Beef and broth in skillet.

Step 5

Lightly simmer for 1 to 2 hours, or until the beef is tender. Just before serving, make the brown rice according to the package instructions.

Brown rice in saucepan.

Step 6

Once the beef is tender, make the slurry. Take about ¼ cup of the liquid from the pan and add it to a small bowl. Mix in the tapioca flour, creating a creamy sauce. Stir this back into the pot.

Tapioca flour slurry.

Step 7

Stir until the gravy sauce has thickened.

Simmered beef and peppers.

Step 8

Finally, serve! Add the brown rice to a plate. Top with beef tips, peppers, onions, and gravy.

Expert Tips for Success

Here are some expert tips and tricks for making this beef tips and rice over gravy dish.

Use a good quality beef. The better the quality of the beef, the more tender and flavorful the steak tips will be.

Season the beef generously with salt, pepper, and other herbs and spices.

Cook the rice according to the package directions.

Simmer the beef and vegetables until the meat is fall-apart tender, at least 1 hour.

Serve with your favorite sides. Steak tips and rice are delicious on their own, but they are also great served with some of your favorite sides, such as mashed potatoes, mashed cauliflower, green beans, or corn salad.

Red and green peppers and meat.

Flavor Variations & Add-Ins

Consider switching up the flavors of these beef tips and rice.

  • Add different vegetables to the dish, such as potatoes, carrots, or mushrooms.
  • Or, add different spices to the gravy, such as garlic powder, onion powder, or paprika.
  • For a low carb option, serve over cauliflower rice.

Crock Pot Beef Tips and Rice

To make slow cooker beef tips and rice, follow these easy steps.

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the beef tips and cook until browned on all sides.
  2. Remove the beef tips from the skillet and set aside. Add the onion and green pepper to the skillet and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Transfer the onion and green pepper to the slow cooker. Add the beef tips and all other ingredients (besides the tapioca flour and rice) to the crockpot. Stir together.
  4. Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 4 hours.
  5. Just before serving, make the slurry by whisking together the tapioca flour and 2 tablespoons of the liquid from the slow cooker. Stir the slurry into the slow cooker until the sauce has thickened.
  6. Finally, serve over cooked rice.

How to Serve & Store

Serve over brown rice or cauliflower rice.

We have also enjoyed this recipe over roasted spaghetti squash!

If you are serving the beef tips and rice immediately, garnish with chopped parsley or green onions.

To store the beef tips and rice in the refrigerator, allow it to cool completely before transferring it to an airtight container.

To reheat the beef tips and rice, either warm it up in a pan over medium heat or microwave it on high for 2-3 minutes, stirring halfway through.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use other cuts of beef?

Yes, you can use other cuts of beef, such as sirloin, tenderloin, or flank steak. However, keep in mind that the tougher cuts of beef will require longer cooking times.

Can I make this dish in the slow cooker?

Yes, you can make this dish in the slow cooker. Simply brown the beef tips in a skillet before adding them to the slow cooker. Then, add the remaining ingredients and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.

Can I make this dish ahead of time?

Yes, you can make this dish ahead of time. Simply cook the beef tips and gravy according to the recipe instructions. Then, let the dish cool completely before storing it in the refrigerator. To reheat, simply warm the dish in a pan or in the microwave.

Are beef tips and beef stew meat the same thing?

Beef tips and stew meat are often confused with each other, but they are actually different cuts of meat. Beef tips are typically cut from the sirloin or tenderloin, which are tender cuts of meat that can be cooked quickly. Stew meat is typically cut from tougher cuts of meat, such as chuck or round, that require long, slow cooking to become tender.

What cut of meat do beef tips come from?

Beef tips are typically made from cuts of meat that are tender and flavorful. Some popular cuts of meat that are used for beef tips include sirloin tips, flank steak, and round steak. Sirloin tips are located on the back of the cow. Flank steak is located on the side of the cow. Round steak is located on the hindquarters of the cow.

Healthy tender beef with rice.

Equipment Needed

Our Place Always Pan: This is a great pan for beef tips and rice. It comes with a lid too!

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  1. Made these tonite and gotta say, delish! I used sirloin tips and they came out so tender! I used white rice instead of brown. I will definitely make these again! Keep up the good work!