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chunks of stew beef in brown gravy over a bed of cooked white rice in a white oval serving dish
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4.56 from 9 votes

Beef Tips In Brown Gravy

Beef tips in brown gravy are the ultimate in comfort cooking. Rich brown gravy coats tender pieces of beef, creating a hearty main dish you'll love serving for dinner. Pair this classic with rice or fluffy mashed potatoes for a meal your family will gobble up! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 358kcal


  • 3 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 white onion chopped
  • 2 1/2 lbs stew beef
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp sherry
  • 1 bay leaf
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1 pkg brown gravy mix
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch + 1 1/2 tbsp water


  • In a large heavy bottomed pot, heat the oil over high heat. Add the onions, stirring, and saute them until almost translucent.
  • Add the stew beef, and cook until seared on all sides- roughly 3-5 minutes.
  • Add all of the ingredients EXCEPT the cornstarch to the pot, stirring to evenly incorporate.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and let the mixture simmer (covered) for 15-20 minutes.
  • Whisk in the gravy mix powder and the cornstarch slurry. Let the dish simmer for another 15 minutes, or until the gravy has thickened.
  • Serve the beef tips and gravy spooned over steamed white rice or mashed potatoes.


Calories: 358kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 117mg | Sodium: 764mg | Potassium: 790mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 9IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 5mg