Wednesday, June 18, 2008

beef tips & gravy

I'm all about the crock pot these days!
I love throwing food in it then coming back & dinner is ready! This is a great one given to me from a friend at church. It's on my love it list- let me know if you give it a try.

1 round steak sliced
1-2 Tblsp. vegetable oil
2-4 packages of dry brown gravy mix
2-4 cups of water

Slice the round steak & brown in the oil on the stove. Brown it in batches if you need to- just a little brown don't go nuts on this step. (I used a 2lb. London broil because it was on sale & it was great. When I got home from the store I put it in the freezer then when I was ready to use it I partially thawed it in the microwave, that way it was really easy to slice.) Now the easy part... put the steak in the crock pot & 2 packets of gravy plus one cup of water for each pack. Now if that doesn't look like enough water - it should almost cover, or if you love gravy... just use another packet & another cup of water. How many packets you use depends on how much steak you are making. That's it!! Cook it all day 6-8 hours on low & WA LA- yummy stuff. I served it on instant mashed potatoes with a salad. Easy & delicious plus it tasted like it was so much harder to make.
*Next time I make it I am going to add sliced onions, doesn't that sound good?


Kristy said...

We loved this recipe. Who knew that stew meat could be soooo tender! I will make this one again! YUMMY!

Megan said...

I made this tonight and it turned out great. You're right about not browning it too much. Just barely brown the meat and it turns out perfect!