Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

Johanneck Family Recipes

Beef Tips with Gravy

6 servings


20 minutes

active time

7 hours 20 minutes

total time


3 pounds top sirloin steak (cubed)

3 tablespoons vegetable oil (divided)

1 teaspoon Lawry's Seasoned Salt (divided)

Freshly ground black pepper (to taste)

2 cups low-sodium beef broth

1 tablespoon Worcestershire

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

1 teaspoon dried thyme

1 cup diced onion

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1 bay leaf

3 tablespoons water

2 tablespoons cornstarch


Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a 12-inch cast iron or other heavy skillet over medium-high heat. When nice and hot, add half the beef cubes and season them with ½ teaspoon seasoned salt and black pepper, to taste. Allow to sit, undisturbed for a couple of minutes then stir and cook just long enough to sear the beef without cooking it through. Use a slotted spoon to transfer beef to the slow cooker. Add remaining oil to pan and repeat with remaining beef cubes, seasoned salt and pepper.

Add the beef broth and Worcestershire sauce to the slow cooker and sprinkle the beef with the Italian seasoning and thyme. Sprinkle the diced onions and garlic over the top and tuck a bay leaf into the mixture.

Cover and cook on low for 6 to 7 hours or on high for 3 to 4 hours, or until the beef is fork tender.

Combine water and cornstarch in a small bowl and add to slow cooker. Stir until sauce has thickened and cook on low for an additional 10 minutes. Remove the bay leaf and serve.

Delicious serve over mashed potatoes, rice, or noodles.


Serving Size



379 kcal

Total Fat

15 g

Saturated Fat

8 g

Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat



133 mg


691 mg

Total Carbohydrate

6 g

Dietary Fiber


Total Sugars

1 g


52 g

6 servings


20 minutes

active time

7 hours 20 minutes

total time
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