Slow Cooker Beef Tips (Just 3 Ingredients!)

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Slow Cooker Beef Tips are the easiest, most comforting dinner ever!  Just 3 ingredients and you have a dinner everyone will love!

Slow Cooker Beef Tips are the easiest, most comforting dinner ever! Just 3 ingredients and you have a dinner everyone will love!

Slow Cooker Beef Tips are my go to slow cooker dinner.  I love using my slow cooker but I do not like it when I open it up at the end of the day and find my beef has turned into mush lol.  That is why I always use stew beef in all my slow cooker recipes, it gets super tender and holds it’s shape.

This is a recipe that my family has been making forever and for good reason too!  It is so simple, inexpensive and bursts with flavor!

Three ingredients is all you need to make the most tender, delicious, flavorful beef tips ever, right from the slow cooker!  These are fancy enough to serve to guests and yet are the ultimate comfort food for snuggling on the sofa while the snow falls outside.

Now I always get a bunch of questions about this recipe, people can’t believe it is really only 3 ingredients and there must be something I am missing!  But I am not, this is a true 3 ingredient recipe that has out of this world flavor.

Also I get that some people don’t like onion flavor, I am one of those people that hates mushrooms but I still use cream of mushroom soup in this recipe.  It cooks down to his incredible flavor and tastes nothing like mushrooms, you just get this deep savory flavor.

It truly is a magic recipe, the first time I made it myself I could not believe this is all it took to make those heavenly beef tips my grandma would serve over mountains of buttered egg noodles, but 8 hours later I was sold!

Even my super picky eaters love this dish and I know yours will too!

Can I substitute the soups?

You can, however, I cannot vouch for what it would taste like, you are more than welcome to use 2 cans of cream of mushroom or 2 cans of cream of onion or even try cream of celery.

Slow Cooker Beef Tips are the easiest, most comforting dinner ever! Just 3 ingredients and you have a dinner everyone will love!

Can I add vegetables?

Of course!  This makes a perfect base for beef stew, you can just throw in some carrots and peas and you have the best beef stew ever!  Sometimes I throw in a can of drained carrots right at the end if I want to add some veggies.

Freezer Meal?

Sure!  You can mix it all together and pop into a freezer bag but opening up the 2 cans of soup is just as easy :)

Slow Cooker Beef Tips are the easiest, most comforting dinner ever! Just 3 ingredients and you have a dinner everyone will love!

Slow Cooker Beef Tips

Slow Cooker Beef Tips are the easiest, most comforting dinner ever! Just 3 ingredients and you have a dinner everyone will love!

Author Parrish

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds stew beef
  • 1 can cream of onion soup
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup

Instructions

  1. Mix the two soups in the bottom of your crockpot, add the beef and stir.
  2. Cover and let cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4-6 hours.
  3. Twenty minutes before eating throw in your cooked peas or cooked carrots or any other cooked veggies.
  4. Serve over rice, noodles or potatoes.

Slow Cooker Beef Tips are the easiest, most comforting dinner ever! Just 3 ingredients and you have a dinner everyone will love!

When you want a warm, comforting, hearty dinner that is the easiest thing ever, make these Slow Cooker Beef Tips and I promise they will end up on your weekly rotation!

I serve this over egg noodles but it is equally delicious over rice and mashed potatoes!  Soooo good!!  Don’t forget some bread on the side for dipping!

Looking for more slow cooker recipes?  Check out these!

Slow Cooker Beef Tips are the easiest, most comforting dinner ever! Just 3 ingredients and you have a dinner everyone will love!

LifeWithTheCrustCutOff


I have 42 Lovely Comments, I would love to have yours... on Slow Cooker Beef Tips (Just 3 Ingredients!)

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      Life With The Crust Cut Off says:
      March 7, 2013

      Will do!!! Thanks for stopping by! Going to check it out now!

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    sandy says:
    June 9, 2013

    I cant find cream of onion soup?

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      Life With The Crust Cut Off says:
      June 10, 2013

      I can usually find it at Wal-mart but it is a weird one to find. You can use 2 cans of cream of chicken and one envelope of onion soup mix :)

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      Nannette says:
      July 6, 2013

      Try Target that is the only place I can find it Hope this help

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      Nannette says:
      December 13, 2013

      The only place I can find is Target

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      Sher32 says:
      August 7, 2017

      Have made this dish for 20 years. I use 1 can each of campbells cream of mushroom, golden mushroom, and french onion soup. Add beef stew meat, cook on low all day(min. 6 hrs) serve over egg noodles or potatos

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    Aristophanes says:
    June 21, 2013

    I have been doing this for years!! Only, I use cream of celery and cream of mushroom or chicken soup. It turns out delicious no matter what soup I use. I serve over rice or mashed potatoes with a vegetable. Really easy and a filling meal.

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      Aristophanes says:
      June 21, 2013

      Oops. Forgot. I also use stew meat.

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      Life With The Crust Cut Off says:
      June 21, 2013

      Sounds awesome, I need to try the celery!!

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    Debilee says:
    June 27, 2013

    I just found this recipe of yours and it looks terrific! I don’t think I want to wait til Fall comes again to make this one. I’m adding it to my list of pinterest recipes to make in the very near future. :)

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      Life With The Crust Cut Off says:
      June 27, 2013

      Yay!! Let me know how you like it :)

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    Debilee says:
    July 2, 2013

    Just wanted to let you know that I tried this out this evening (with a few modifications) and it was a hit!! I served it with egg noodles and it was really, really good. Thank you for the idea to work with! It was simple and delicious!

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      Life With The Crust Cut Off says:
      July 2, 2013

      Awww, Im so glad you guys liked it!! I love to hear from people who have made my recipes!! I love it over egg noodles too!!!

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    gudrun leszczynski says:
    July 6, 2013

    Do you add the water with the cream soups?

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      Life With The Crust Cut Off says:
      July 6, 2013

      Nope! The beef kinda gives off it’s own juice and is all mixes together perfectly :)

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      John Jacklin says:
      July 7, 2015

      Do you add the water with the cans of onion and mushroom soup?

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        Parrish says:
        July 7, 2015

        Nope, no water needed :) Thanks for stopping by :)

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    allenz says:
    July 31, 2013

    Do you have to brown the meat first?

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      Life With The Crust Cut Off says:
      July 31, 2013

      Nope! Just throw it all in the slow cooker and your good to go! Super easy!!

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      July 5, 2014

      That is exactly why I love my slo-cooker/crockpot….. and have gone through four of them, you never have to brown your meat if you don’t want to!!

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    Diana says:
    December 14, 2013

    Found your recipe via “Alls Free Slow Cooker Recipes”. Thanks for sharing this one. I, like others have said, have made similar recipes but with roasts or steaks. This is my first with stew beef. I would like to suggest trying Beefy Mushroom (which is put out by Campbells) or Golden Mushroom in stead of the regular Cream of Mushroom. I believe it might give the dish a richer beef flavor. Also if folks are having a hard time finding “cream of onion” soup, not sure how well it would work, but maybe Campbell’s French Onion soup might work ….. if nothing else strain the onions from the soup and use just them. Thanks for letting me provide some suggestions. Again Parrish, thanks for posting this dish.

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    Judy Uhl says:
    January 7, 2014

    how many people will this feed? thanks!

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      Life With The Crust Cut Off says:
      January 7, 2014

      It will feed between 4-6, the more veggies you add the more it will feed :)

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    Darr says:
    March 9, 2014

    I am making it now and used a can of French Onion Soup and threw in 1/4 package of cream cheese

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    Olympia says:
    June 8, 2014

    It just says cans of soup but how big should the cans be?

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      Parrish says:
      June 16, 2014

      Just the average 10-11 ounce size.

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    DORIS says:
    July 6, 2014

    Don’t know where you guys are from, but in the mtns. of NC, you can find the cream of onion soup in all of the grocery stores here, and Wal-Mart, too

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    Gena says:
    December 12, 2014

    can you suggest something other than cream of mushroom soup. can you taste the mushrooms< thanks

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      Parrish says:
      December 16, 2014

      You can use 2 cream of onion or a cream of chicken. I do not like mushrooms at all and I cannot taste them in this recipe :)

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    LeAnn says:
    January 14, 2015

    Just came across this recipe…….it is awesome. My yr old loved it. Thanks for sharing.

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    Christina says:
    December 14, 2015

    Hi,
    I was wondering if you can taste the onion because my husband and I are not fans of onions. Thanks!

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      Parrish says:
      December 15, 2015

      It does have a mellow onion flavor. You could sub the cream of onion for all cream of mushroom, or cream of celery or cream of chicken :)

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    Penny says:
    January 4, 2016

    Was I supposed to add water to the two soups?

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      Parrish says:
      January 13, 2016

      Nope! As the beef cooks down it thins out the soups into a wonderful gravy.

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    Katrina says:
    March 1, 2017

    How much veggies do you add at the end? And fresh or frozen or does that matter!?

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      Parrish says:
      March 28, 2017

      That is up to you! However much veggies you like! Harder ones like fresh carrots might require a little extra cooking time but canned ones and frozen veggie just need to heat through a bite :)

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    April says:
    January 20, 2018

    Love that it’s only three ingredients! Perfect simple meal!

  18. avatar
    January 20, 2018

    So much yum! This recipe is amazing and being able to make it in a slow cooker makes it that much better!

  19. avatar
    April says:
    January 21, 2018

    Made it for dinner! Delish!!!

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