There’s nothing quite as comforting as a warm, hearty meal that effortlessly fills your home with mouthwatering aromas. One such dish that never fails to deliver on both taste and convenience is No Peek Beef Tips. This recipe transforms tender stew meat into succulent bites of beef smothered in a rich and flavorful gravy. The best part is that you have the flexibility to prepare this delicious dish either in a slow cooker or in the oven, depending on your preference and schedule.
Growing up, my grandmother always had a way of creating unforgettable meals that brought our family together. One of her signature dishes was her delectable No Peek Beef Tips. I can still vividly recall the enticing aroma that would waft through her kitchen, drawing everyone to the table in eager anticipation. Grandma would spend hours simmering the beef on the stovetop, infusing it with layers of flavor from the brown gravy, cream of mushroom soup, and onion soup mix.
2 lbs of stew meat, cubed
1 packet brown gravy mix
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 packet onion soup mix
Water, as required
Optional: Fresh parsley, finely chopped (for garnish)
Preheat the oven to 300°F (150°C).
In a mixing bowl, combine the cream of mushroom soup, brown gravy mix, onion soup mix, and a cup of water. Mix until you achieve a smooth consistency.
Place the beef tips in a casserole dish, then pour the mixture over the beef, ensuring the pieces are well-covered.
Cover the dish with aluminum foil, ensuring no part of the dish is exposed.
Bake for 3 hours without peeking. The beef should become tender, soaking up all the flavors.
Slow Cooker Version:
In a mixing bowl, blend the cream of mushroom soup, brown gravy mix, onion soup mix, and a cup of water. Whisk until smooth.
Place the beef tips at the bottom of the slow cooker, and pour the mixture over them.
Cook on low for 7-8 hours or until the beef is tender and flavorful.
Serve the beef tips over mashed potatoes or rice. Drizzle with the rich gravy, and if desired, garnish with freshly chopped parsley for a touch of color and freshness.