This is my go-to recipe for Beef Tips with Gravy! Made with staples from your kitchen and only one pot. A favorite comfort meal that all ages will crave! Including instructions for your slow cooker or Instant Pot, you can make this recipe no matter your equipment or time limit.
Sear: Season the beef tips generously with salt and pepper. Heat the olive oil in a large dutch oven over medium-high heat. Sear the beef cubes on all sides. Remove the cubes from the pot and set them aside. Add the butter to the pot, let it melt, then add the onion. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until softened and translucent.
Mix: Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds, then sprinkle the flour into the pot. Stir well and cook for another minute or two. Pour the beef broth into the pot and whisk the mixture well. Then, add the soy sauce, Worcestershire, thyme, bay leaf, and seared beef.
Cook: Bring the mixture to a boil then reduce the heat to a simmer. Let it simmer for 30 minutes, or until the gravy has thickened and the beef is tender. Stir occasionally.
Finish: Remove the thyme sprigs and bay leaf. Taste for salt and pepper, then garnish with parsley and serve.
For Instant Pot or slow cooker instructions, see above in the post.
Transfer leftovers to an airtight container and store in the fridge for 3-4 days. You can reheat in the microwave, or reheat on the stovetop.