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Beef Tips with Rice and Gravy Recipe

| March 25, 2013 | 87 Comments

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Follow these easy, step-by-step, photo instructions for making our Beef Tips with Rice and Gravy Recipe.  A longtime Southern favorite, Beef Tips with Rice and Gravy is just comfort food at its best.  Mom and Pop restaurants throughout the South feature this on their menus and, now you can enjoy the same great flavors in your home kitchen.  Quick and easy to prepare, we’ll show you how, step-by-step.

 

Beef Tips, slider.
Beef Tips with Rice and Gravy Recipe:

 

Here’s a really simple recipe that just needs about an hour to slow simmer before its ready to serve.  You can take advantage of some cheaper cuts of beef anytime you find them on sale and, whip up some great Southern comfort food that can be served with rice, mashed potatoes or even noodles.  It’s your choice.

Stew beef works very well for this recipe or, you can use eye of round steak like we did.  You can even go all out and make it with a finer cut like Ribeye steak.  The really great part is, whatever you find on sale, can probably be used to make our Beef Tips.  Buy it while its on sale, freeze it and have it ready for a quick and easy lunch, dinner or Sunday dinner.  I think you’ll like it about any time of the day.

Around the south, just about all the local mom-and-pop style restaurants feature Beef Tips with Rice and Gravy on their menu.  It’s an old diner favorite that is also usually one of the cheaper menu choices because it can take a somewhat tougher cut of beef, slow simmer it to make it tender and, then serve it up with a large portion of rice and gray to cut costs.

Its so versatile in that it tastes great when served over rice, over mashed potatoes or, even over noodles.  I really think you’ll love it once you try it and I’ll look forward to hearing from you after you do.  You can follow our step-by-step, photo illustrated instructions below or, skip on down to the bottom for our printable recipe.  Ready to get started?  Alright then… Let’s Get Cooking!

 

Beef Tips, ingredients.
Beef Tips with Rice and Gravy:  You’ll need these ingredients… and some rice of course.

 

Beef Tips, cut beef if needed.
I’m using this eye of round steak so I needed to cube it up first.  You can use stew beef that is already cut into pieces if desired.

 

Beef Tips, bacon grease.
Use a medium size sauce pan to cook in.  Place it on the stove, over medium heat and, add some cooking oil.  I like to add a little extra flavor by using about a Tablespoon of bacon grease.  It’s not required, olive oil or any other type of cooking oil or shortening will work just as well.

 

Beef Tips, add some butter.
I even tossed in a Tablespoon of Butter.  It’s optional of course.

 

Beef Tips, add the beef.
Add the beef to the sauce pan.

 

Beef Tips, add the onion.
Peel and slice the onion and, toss it in on top of the beef pieces.

 

Beef Tips, brown the meat.
Stir it around as it cooks, let the beef brown a bit and until the onions start becoming translucent.

 

Beef Tips, add beef broth.
Add the Beef Broth.

 

Beef Tips, bring to a boil.
Bring the mixture to a good rolling boil.

 

Beef Tips, cover and simmer.
Cover the pot, REDUCE THE HEAT down to a low simmer and let it slowly cook for about one hour.  Now, lets make the rice.

 

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Beef Tips, prepare the rice.
Prepare the rice:  After the meat has simmered for about an hour, go ahead and prepare the rice.  You’ll need some good rice and a little salt.

 

Beef Tips, add rice.
You’ll find lots of different ways to prepare your rice.  I’m using one of my favorites here.  About any type of rice will work, just use what you have available.  I like to rinse my rice first so here I’m adding one cup of rice into a small sauce pan.

 

Beef Tips, rinse the rice.
Place the pot under cool running water and just let some water run into the pot.  The rice usually stays on the bottom and I swish it around a little to help remove the dust particles and a lot of the starch that rice contains.  Once the water starts to run clear, you’ll need to drain that water off.

Rinsing rice is a choice and not always necessary.  It seems to keep your rice from being so sticky and clumping all together.  Of course, Instant Rice or Boil-in-Bag types of rice are other choices that usually turn out pretty much perfect.  Again, its all your choice.

 

Beef Tips, drain off the water.
Once the water starts to run clear, drain off the excess by just tilting the pot carefully and letting the water run out.

 

Beef Tips, add more water.
Now, add two cups of cool water back into the pot.  You need about a 1cup rice, 1-1/2 cup water or, 1 cup rice and 2 cups water ratio.  I added just a little over a cup and a half back into the pot.

 

Beef Tips_ add salt.
Add the salt but, don’t stir it.  Stirring the rice in the water will release more of the starches and that will just cause it to be sticky.  Instead, gently swirl the pot a time or two and place it on the stove over Medium-High heat.

 

Beef Tips_ bring to a boil.
Leave the pot uncovered and bring the rice to a good rolling boil.  Let it boil for about 2 minutes at a rolling boil and then reduce the heat.

REDUCE THE HEAT:  Reduce the heat down to about Medium-Low and let the rice simmer.  DO NOT STIR.  We want to let it cook long enough for most of the water to be absorbed by the rice or evaporate out.  This could take 5-10 minutes or so.  Just keep a close watch on it.

 

Beef Tips_ watch for craters.
Once most of the water has cooked out of the rice, you’ll start seeing little open pockets in the rice.  Watch it closely, without stirring and, without letting all of the water boil away completely.  You’ll need just a little of the water in the bottom so the rice doesn’t burn and stick.  Burnt and sticky rice is NOT a problem you want to have.  You can thank me later.

 

Beef Tips_ cover tightly.
Now, cover the pot with a tight fitting lid and remove it from the heat.  It needs to sit for about 10 more minutes.

 

Beef Tips_ mix the cornstarch.
While the rice is resting, add about 2 Tablespoons of Corn Starch into a small cup or bowl.  We’re going to thicken up our gravy.

 

Beef Tips, add water.
Add about 3 Tablespoons of cold water.

 

Beef Tips, mix well.
Use a small whisk or fork and, mix it up well until it is all liquid.

 

Beef Tips, add to beef.
Slowly add the cornstarch and water mixture into the pot with the beef.  Add it slowly, stirring constantly.  This mixture will thicken up the liquid in the beef and make a gravy.  It just needs to cook a few minutes longer to thicken up properly.  If its still too thin for you, make up about half a batch more of the cornstarch and water combination and add it into the beef.

 

Beef Tips, fluff the rice.
After the rice sits for about 10 minutes, remove the lid.

 

Beef Tips, fluff with a fork.
Use a fork and gently lift the rice from the bottom of the pan.  Gently lifting the rice will fluff it up and separate the grains.  It’s now ready to serve.

 

Beef Tips, add some butter.
You could even toss in a pat of butter for a little added flavor but… its optional.

 

Beef Tips, plate it up and enjoy.
Place a serving of Rice on each plate, top it with some of the Beef Tips and Gravy.  Ummm… good.

If I have leftovers, I just mix it all together and store it in the refrigerator for later.  This will keep your rice from drying out once it goes into the refrig.  How easy was that?  Enjoy!

 

Beef Tips with Rice and Gravy Recipe

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Yield: 2 - 4 Servings

Beef Tips with Rice and Gravy Recipe

Follow these easy, step-by-step, photo instructions for making our Beef Tips with Rice and Gravy Recipe. A longtime Southern favorite, Beef Tips with Rice and Gravy is just comfort food at its best. Mom and Pop restaurants throughout the South feature this on their menus and now you can enjoy the same great flavors in your home kitchen. Quick and easy to prepare, we'll show you how, step-by-step.

Ingredients

  • 1lb Sirloin Tip, Stew Meat or Round Steak, cut into bite size pieces
  • 3 cups Beef Broth
  • 1 Onion, medium sized, sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon Bacon grease, butter or vegetable oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 2-3 cups of prepared Rice

Instructions

  1. Cut beef into about one inch cubes.
  2. Place a medium sized sauce pot on medium heat.
  3. Add bacon grease or cooking oil.
  4. Add beef.
  5. Add onions.
  6. Stir the meat and onions until the meat is lightly brown.
  7. Add beef broth and bring to a rolling boil.
  8. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 1 hour or until beef is tender.
  9. In a small bowl, mix Cornstarch with cold water, stir well.
  10. Slowly add the cornstarch to the beef and broth, stirring constantly.
  11. Simmer another 10 minutes or until gravy has thickened.
  12. Prepare the Rice:
  13. Place rice in a medium size sauce pot.
  14. Run cool water in the pot, swirling the rice around until the water runs fairly clear.
  15. Drain off the water.
  16. Add needed amount of cold water back into the pot.
  17. Place pot over medium-high heat and bring to a rolling boil. Cook for about 2 minutes then, reduce heat. Let rice continue to simmer on medium-low heat until most of the water has been absorbed.
  18. Watch for small pockets to appear in the rice. Do not stir but watch it carefully.
  19. Cover with a tight fitting lid and remove from heat.
  20. Let the rice rest, covered, for about 10 more minutes.
  21. Fluff the rice with a fork prior to serving.
  22. Place a portion of rice on each plate, add a serving of the Beef Tips and Gravy. Enjoy!

Notes

You can use a lot of different types of beef to make this recipe. Everything from stew meat up to ribeye steak will probably work. Its really a great way to use up some of the less tender cuts of beef that you often find on sale.

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  1. Amy says:

    My family has been making this meal ever since I can remember. We do it basically the same except we use cube steak and while the meat cooks we add onion(obviously) and green pepper. Once the broth is added we load it up with mushrooms. We do cheat and use minute, rice but I refuse to feel guilty. It’s hard enough to get supper on the table these days, I’ll use whatever convenience is available. We absolutely love this meal. In fact, it’s on the menu for tonight. Bon Appetite, y’all.

  2. Shana says:

    I used stew meat and followed the recipe.It tasted exactly like my great-grandmother’s. My husband and children even ate second helpings…Needless to say, there will be no leftovers. Lol

  3. Harry Coots says:

    I made it this evening for my wife I. Was done in about an hour, and was tasty. Didn’t have corn starch, so used a couple “big” tablespoons of flour mixed up with some of the hot juices. What’s that? Yeah…too much flour, turned it right into paste. :) But, a little more beef stock, a little more heat, it’s all good. Plus, you can never have too much gravy, right?
    Thanks very much for the site and the recipe!

  4. Staci says:

    I’m trying this tonight! Can’t wait!

  5. jason mcelroy says:

    I was born and raised in Oklahoma and Beef tips with Rice is truly a favorite there. But we moved to Colorado after grades school. I went back to Oklahoma for College and remember the cafeteria making beef tips and gravy with rice for lunch or dinner. I LOVED IT!

    I loved it but had not had it in years. Now that I seen your recipe, it almost seems right. But if I have to be honest, the way I remember it being made in Oklahoma was to add a handful of diced or minced bell peppers to the saute. But never tomatoes. (changes the flavor profile too drastically._) Perhaps that method is southwest style. I dunno.

  6. hope says:

    Love the recipe. If I hv 2 lbs of beef to use do I double other ingredients?

  7. Leigh says:

    Hi Steve, this recipe is fabulous. I looked at several other sites but yours looked the best. I used bullion cubes the first time and it turned out great! My kids are sometimes skeptical when I cook new things, but it was a real crowd pleaser. Thank you so much for sharing all your great recipes!

  8. Kay says:

    This is such a fantastic delicious recipe!!! First time I made it, I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out wonderful. I’ve made it several times since and I’ve made it more to our taste (double onion, mushrooms, peas) and it always turns out superb no matter what. My family and I thank you for sharing!! So easy to make and very versatile. We love it :)

  9. MikeshMommy says:

    My husband has been wanting this for years and i’ve never made it, but tonight is the night :) Can’t wait to see what he thinks about it!!! I went through tons of different recipes because i’ve never made it in my life!!! I liked this one the most. Thanks! Can’t wait till it’s done. Smelling yummy :)

  10. Tamie Williams says:

    I just made this turned out great put a little bell pepper and fresh Roma tomatoes cut up small added more onion and used flour instead of corn starch (was out of starch)keep up the good work on sharing recipes….

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Tamie, I’m thankful you found Taste of Southern and tried our Beef Tips with Rice and Gravy recipe. I’m happy to hear that it turned out well for you.

      It’s my pleasure to share the recipes, and comments like yours keep us encouraged to continue. I do appreciate your visit and trust you’ll stop by for another visit with us… real soon. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  11. Andy says:

    Thanks for this recipe! I have made it several times and it is always delicious. I have also done this with chicken breast and chicken bullion, and it also comes out great!

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Andy, I’m thankful you’ve found Taste of Southern. I’m happy to hear you’ve tried our Beef Tips recipe on more than one occasion and that it’s turned out well for you. Perhaps your comment will encourage someone else to try it as well.

      I appreciate your visit and do hope you’ll stop by for another visit with us… real soon. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  12. Sarah says:

    This recipe looks and sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing. I planned to make this for dinner tonight. I have thin round steak that I planned to use. Have you ever made this recipe with thin steak? Do you think it will make a difference if I use a thinner steak over a thick cut steak? Thanks again
    Sarah

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Sarah, Thank you for your question. I don’t see any problem with using the thin steak you mention. Just don’t overcook it so it becomes dry. I’d love to know how this turns out for you if you do try it.

      I appreciate your comment and do hope this helps. Please visit with us again… real soon. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  13. laura says:

    This recipe is so good my family loves it but by any chance do you have one for dirty rice

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Laura, I’m glad you tried the Beef Tips recipe and that you and your family enjoyed it. Thank you for the question about Dirty Rice. I’ll have to add that to the list of suggested recipes. Perhaps we can get something up for you before too long. Thank you for the suggestion.

      I appreciate your visits and do hope you’ll try some of our other recipes. And, I hope you’ll stop by for another visit with us… real soon. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  14. Dani says:

    Thanks Steve. Making this for my boyfriend tonight, he said to change it up in the kitchen, and I think he will be pleased. Very excited to make it!!!!!!!!

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Dani, I do hope you both enjoyed the Beef Tips with Rice and Gravy. Keep up the great work. I hope you’ll find some of our other recipes of interest. I’m thankful you found us and do hope you’ll stop by for another visit… real soon. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  15. Talya says:

    Just tried this recipe. My grandmother handed me some sirloin tips and my husband started reminising about beef tips and rice from a gas station up the street. (I don’t know what people are talking about when they bash gas station food, here in Georgia, those cooks throw down!)

    Turned out delicious and yummy! I’ll add more onions next time and flour instead of cornstarch. thank you for taking the time to post this! you are amazing!

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Talya, You’re making me blush, can you see it? I don’t know about the “amazing” part, but I’m very glad that you’ve found Taste of Southern and that you’ve tried our Beef Tips with Rice and Gravy recipe. And, you can’t go wrong with adding more onions!

      I guess you just have better “gas stations” in your neck of the woods. (Smile) We don’t have any of those type places left around here these days. Most you can do is get a hot dog that you assemble yourself and a soft drink.

      I appreciate your visit and do hope you’ll get the chance to visit with us again… real soon. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  16. Courtney says:

    Thank you for posting this recipe. I cant wait to try it. I do have one question though. Can 2 tablespoons of flour be used instead of using 2 tablespoons of cornstarch?

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Courtney, Thank you for your question. The cornstarch is just used to thicken up the sauce a little bit. You could certainly substitute the flour instead of using the cornstarch, it just might take a little more. Use it the same way as we described for the cornstarch and everything should work out fine. Let me know how it works for you. OK?

      I appreciate your question and do hope you’ll stop by for another visit with us… real soon. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  17. Vickie G says:

    Thanks so much! I too have been looking for a beef tips recipe. the one i remember had mushrooms, so i will add those. Making it for dinner tonight, can’t wait to try it!

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Vicki, I’m happy to hear you’re going to try our Beef Tips recipe. Hopefully you’ll let us know how you like it. I appreciate your comments and hope you’ll visit with us often. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  18. Clarice Winzer says:

    Absolutely delicious! My family loved it!

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Clarice, Thank You, I’m so glad to learn that your family enjoyed the Beef Tips with Rice. Thank You for trying the recipe and leaving your comments. I do hope you’ll stop by for another visit with us… real soon. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  19. Nicole says:

    Delicious!!!!! I left the meat simmering an extra half hour just because I wanted a shower first and WOW, it was so tender, almost like biting into a slab of butter!!!!! This recipe can be so versatile too!! I can imagine adding mushrooms, green peppers, water chestnuts, peas, etc.. Endless possibilities!! I will definitely make this a 1000 more times!!! Thanks for sharing :-)

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Nicole, A THOUSAND TIMES MORE? Really? OK, I’m really glad you liked the recipe and that it turned out well for you. I like your ideas for making it your own, might have to try a few of them sometime. I’m really glad you got that shower too, and it wasn’t even Saturday. (Smile)

      I appreciate all of your comments and do hope you’ll continue to try some of our other recipes. I’ll look forward to you stopping by for another visit with us… real soon. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

    • Jill says:

      This is my family’s new favorite steak tip recipe. We serve over mashed potatoes though & I add a little brown gravy seasoning mix too. Delicious!!

  20. Jenn says:

    We gave this recipe a spin last night and it was EXCELLENT! I followed your recipe nearly exactly, I just doubled the onions, because we really like onions!

    My husband was raised in Europe and has never had Beef Tips with rice and gravy, so he was a little skeptical of it, but he ate it and sang its praises to the heavens, haha!

    We decided next month, we are going to make this recipe again As a base for a beef and mushroom pie. We will make this, add in a pound or so of whole mushrooms, and pour it into a pie crust, topping it with puff pastry. I have a feeling it will ALSO be excellent! This recipe, and perhaps the beef and mushroom pie, once tested, will BOTH become regulars on our family’s menu.

    Thank you so much for sharing!

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Jenn, It’s my pleasure to share the recipes and I do appreciate all your comments and compliments. I’m very happy to hear that you and your husband enjoyed the Beef Tips, and I think your idea for the Beef and Mushroom Pie sounds like a winner. Let me know how it turns out.

      I do appreciate your visit and I hope you’ll try some of our other recipes. Make sure to stop by for another visit with us… real soon. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  21. Amber says:

    So I’m stuck at home and only have chicken broth. How much will that make the recipe taste different?

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Amber, Hmmm, tough question. I don’t think I’d use the Chicken Broth. Even if you did, start out with a small amount so as not to make it taste more like chicken than beef. I would just go with a little water, maybe adding a dash of soy sauce, or Worcestershire Sauce. Not much though. If by any chance you had mushrooms, you could add those. Just a few suggestions, that MIGHT work, don’t know for sure.

      Thank You for the question though. I’m sorry you’re stuck at home, but do hope you get the recipe to work out. I’d be interested to learn how it goes. Thank you for stopping by and I hope you’ll visit with us often. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  22. Ben says:

    Thank you for providing this wonderful and easy to follow recipe. I made sirloin tips over rice for the first time and my family loved it!

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Ben, It’s my pleasure to provide the recipes. Comments like yours make it all worthwhile. Thank you for trying the Beef Tips with Rice and Gravy Recipe, and I’m happy to know the family enjoyed it. I do appreciate your comments and hope that you’ll stop by for another visit with us… real soon. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  23. Randi says:

    Im about to attempt this. Wish me luck. Beef tips and rice is my favorite meal and Ive always claimed it would be my last meal pick but I have to go home to moms for it… Here I go!! Lol

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Randi, I hope you enjoy the recipe and that it turns out well for you. I’ll be waiting to hear how it goes. I do hope you’ll come back and give us a report and that you’ll visit with us often. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  24. crystal b says:

    Hi there! I am wondering if this would work well in the crock pot. I was thinking brown the meat and onions as stated and then transfering into the crock pot along with the other thing’s. Then adding the thickener a bit before serving…Thoughts? =)

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Crystal, Thank you for your question. I’ve never tried this in a crock pot, but don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t work. If you try it, do come back and share your results with us. Good Luck. Thank you for your visit and I do hope you’ll stop by for another visit… real soon. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  25. Amanda B. says:

    I’ve been on the lookout for a good beef tips recipe for years now, but none ever tasted like the old restaurant my dad used to take me to as a kid. Murrell’s shut down after several decades and was eventually demolished. These taste like I remember! I did add a couple handfuls of frozen chopped bell peppers because they were used in the ones from long ago. I did most stuff as you’d described, plus adding in some garlic powder & kitchen bouquet browning sauce because those Murrell’s tips were real dark, thick, & rich in color & flavor. I had a lot of juice, even though I used only 5 cups broth to the 5lbs of cheapo London Broil cuts of beef, so at the end I added 3 packages of McCormick brown gravy mix as well as the corn starch to thicken it all up. Man we loved it & will have meals whenever we want next week! Thanks Steve! Oh, & I made your mom’s cathead biscuits tonight for the 5th time in 2 weeks! I guess you could say they went over well too! I’m starting to get the hang of making the tops pretty now…Lol. Have a good night & thanks a bunch!

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Amanda, You cooked up a BUNCH of Beef Tips didn’t you? 5lbs is a lot, but so happy to hear that you’ve tried the recipe and that you and the family are enjoying it. I’m proud of you for trying out the biscuit recipe as well. Many folks try once or try to make homemade biscuits and when they don’t turn out, they give up. Not you though… nice going.

      Thank you for sharing your comments, I truly appreciate it and do hope you’ll stop by for another visit with us… real soon. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  26. Jo Ann says:

    We are from Florida and on vacation in Banner Elk NC. We were looking for a hearty simple to make dish that would be good after a day of snowboarding and skiing. Wow did we find it. Thanks so much we have added this one to our favorites list!

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Jo Ann, I hope you’re having a big time up in the North Carolina mountains. The things you Floridians do for fun, go figure. (Smile) I’m thankful you found our site and glad to know that the Beef Tips with Rice and Gravy turned out well for you. Perhaps your comments will encourage someone else to give it a try.

      Thank you for stopping by and I hope you’ll visit with us often. Now, get back out on the slopes and have some winter time fun. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  27. Pat says:

    My husband loves beef tips with gravy from Schwans and said that it’s the best! But let me tell you, the price was not! So I have been searching for a simple recipe and just about every one of them that I came across used some kind of cream soup( which I am sure it is good ). Then I found this one….very simple and I love that the gravy is just from it’s natural juices and not from a can. Well, my husband LOVED it and says it’s 10 times better then Schwans! Thanks, I will be keeping this recipe!

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Pat, I’m so glad you tried the Beef Tips with Rice recipe and delighted to know that it was a “husband pleaser” for you. It’s always good to score a few brownie points, anyway you can get them… right?

      I had to look up Schwans. We don’t have any of those around here but I like the concept. Maybe we’re just a bit behind the big city folks. (Smile)

      Thank you for trying the recipe and for letting me know that it turned out well for you. I do hope you get the opportunity to try some others and that you’ll visit with us again… real soon. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  28. Christian Gervais says:

    Steve.. your recipe for beef tips and rice is phenomenonal! Love it and look forward to searching thru others. I did add bell pepper (1 lrg, but I did increase the size of the meal anyway lol) for an enhanced flavor. You may wanna try it sometime if you havent already ;-) thanks again and you be blessed~ Christian

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Christian, Thank You for the compliment. I’m thankful you found Taste of Southern and tried the Beef Tips with Rice and Gravy recipe.

      The addition of the bell peppers sounds like a winner, yes, I’ll have to try it soon. Thanks for the suggestion.

      I do hope you’ll try some of our other recipes and that you’ll visit with us often. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  29. Elizabeth says:

    I’ve used this recipe twice now! Love it! Thanks for sharing! :)

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Elizabeth, I’m happy to share the recipe, and very happy to hear that you liked it enough to actually try it twice. (It is good though isn’t it?)

      Thank you for taking the time to let me know you’ve tried the recipe and I do hope you’ll visit with us often. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  30. Dorian says:

    Steve,

    Thank you so much for this recipe! I’ve been wanting Beef Tips and Gravy for a few weeks but I had no clue how to make it, until now! I’ll be making this dish tonight! Messing a to you and yours!

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Dorian, Thank you for visiting Taste of Southern and trying our Beef Tips with Rice and Gravy recipe. I trust it tuned out well for you. Let me know.

      I appreciate you taking the time to share your comments and do hope you’ll stop by for another visit with us… real soon. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  31. Shelly says:

    Hello!! I just made this tonight,it was GREAT!!!! This was my first time ever making beef tips and this recipe was perfect!! Easy to follow and delicious!! I’ll definitely be coming to this site to try out more recipes!!

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Shelly, I’m truly thankful that you found Taste of Southern and that you were willing to give our Beef Tips with Rice recipe a try. I’m delighted to know they turned out well and that you liked them. That’s always good news. I do hope you’ll try some of our other recipes and we’ll be looking forward to you stopping by for another visit… real soon. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  32. Texas Mel says:

    Hey there,
    Just found your site. I’m trying to amp up my soul food/southern cooking skills. I was wondering if you have any tips and or recipes for Greens? I think the ones my Grandmother made were Collard Greens but they could have been Turnip Greens. Any advice would be appreciated.

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Texas Mel, We have a recipe for Collard Greens and for a Collard Sandwich here on Taste of Southern. I hope you’ll look it up and give it a try. It’s listed under the Side Dishes category. The Collards Recipe was actually the very first recipe I posted here on Taste of Southern. It was a bit of a tribute to my mom. Read the recipe and you’ll find out my personal feelings about Collards. (Smile) I’ve yet to post anything for Turnip Greens but thank you for the suggestion. I do hope you’ll keep working on those cooking skills and that we can help along the way. Please visit with us again… real soon. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  33. Nicholas B. says:

    This was a great recipe! I called family members and looked around online for a simple recipe for beef tips and rice. This recipe turned out perfectly! Extremely tender and very flavorful! It was very quick and hassle free! I’ve already bookmarked the site for future recipes. Thanks!

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Nicholas, Awesome! I’m glad you tried the Beef Tips and very happy to hear that you liked them. I appreciate you taking the time to share your results with us. Perhaps it will encourage someone else to try it out as well. I’m glad you’ve bookmarked us and hope you’ll let me know about any other recipes you might try. Thanks again and do visit with us often. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  34. Andi says:

    I have made this for my family twice in the last two weeks and both times there wasn’t a bite left!! We did it once with rice and once with mashed potatoes. I cannot believe how simple and easy it was to cook. Thank you so much for sharing.

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Andi, It’s my pleasure to share the recipes. Comments like yours make it all worthwhile. Thank you for trying the recipe and for coming back to share your results with us. Hopefully, it will encourage someone else to try it as well. I’m glad you liked it and I do hope you’ll visit with us again… real soon. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  35. Erin says:

    I enjoy finding recipes that have positive comments because it definitely makes me want to try it out for myself-and this recipe has ALL positive reviews! I am a young cook (21 yrs old), but I thoroughly enjoy cooking, trying out new recipes, and the feeling of making a successful meal. I am currently looking to try a beef tips and rice recipe for the first time and have looked over what seems like hundreds of recipes that didn’t spark much interest. Then I found yours :) Not only are the reviews great, but I love the fact that you made the steps easy to follow (and theres pictures! haha). Even though I haven’t tried it yet, Thank you so much for providing a great recipe for us sir :) When I try it I will let you know how it turned out. Thanks again!

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Erin, Thank you for all of your kind comments, I’m thankful you found our site and that you’re willing to try our recipes. It means a lot to me to know that we’re helping someone in their cooking adventures. I commend you for being willing to try new recipes and hope you’ll keep up the good work.

      Please let me know how our recipes turn out for you. I’ll be waiting to hear from you and I hope you’ll continue to visit with us often. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  36. Jennifer Jenkins says:

    Hi Mr. Steve,
    I’ve attempted several times to make beef tips with gravy and rice that were tender and tasty, like what my Grandma made when I was a kid….all my previous attempts were less than successful until I found your recipe! Turned out perfectly tender, tasted liked Grandma’s. I was thrilled that my husband said it was one of the best dishes I’ve made. Even my 3yr old daughter loved it, minus the onions. I will definately be trying out your other recipes. Thanks for sharing! :-)

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Jennifer, I’m so thankful that you found the recipe and gave it a try. It’s always good to know that a recipe turns out well for someone else. I guess we did good if it got the 3 year olds approval. Give your husband and daughter a big old hug for me and tell them I said Thank You.

      It’s my pleasure to share our family recipes with you, and I truly appreciate you taking the time to leave your comments. Hopefully, it will encourage someone else to give the recipes a try. Tell your husband he has to give YOU a hug for me as well. (Any excuse for a hug is a good excuse… right?) I do hope you’ll try some of our other recipes and that you’ll continue to visit with us often. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  37. Jaleesa says:

    Hi Steve, I’ve made beef tips several times, but about a month ago I Googled it and found this one. It came out delicious i followed step by step, my boyfriend loved it. Tonight I’m cooking up another batch, Thanks for sharing ur recipe.

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Jaleesa, It’s my pleasure to share the recipes, I’m just delighted that you were willing to try it out. Very glad to know that you and your boyfriend liked it and I hope you’ll try some of our other recipes as well. Keep up the great work, you know what they say about the way to a man’s heart. Just saying. Thank you for your comments and I’ll look forward to you stopping by again in the near future. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  38. Pamela Walker says:

    Hi Mr. Steve: Well I made this for my family to come eat after church today. I have to say that this was a really GOOD menu today. I cannot wait to make this again and it was easy. I hope to make this for our next event at church since will please a crowd. Thank You and God Bless you and your family.

    Mrs. Walker

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Mrs. Walker, Thank you for trying our Beef Tips with Rice and Gravy recipe. I’m very happy to learn that you and the family enjoyed it and that you’re already looking forward to making it again. That’s awesome. I do hope the church group will enjoy it when you get the chance to make it for them. I appreciate you trying the recipes and for taking the time to share your results and comments with me. Perhaps it will encourage someone else to try it as well. Don’t be a stranger and we’ll look forward to you stopping by for another visit… real soon. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  39. dax says:

    Hi:

    I tried this recipe and it was superb!!! My nieces and nephews loved it, and they are such picky eaters. They hate onions but loved this recipe. I had a quick question, is it possible to make the beef tips in a crock pot, or should I stick to the cast iron? I have both but the cast iron is so heavy and I try not to use it as much even though I love how it cooks.

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Dax, Thank you for trying our Beef Tips with Rice and Gravy recipe. I’m happy to hear that everyone liked it so well, even the picky eaters. (Gotta love ‘em.) I’m sure you could use a crock pot to cook the beef but I don’t know that I’ve done it myself. I love my cast iron skillet but I just used a regular sauce pot to cook this in. I remember how heavy those frying pans were when I was a kid and now that I’m getting older, they’re getting heavy again. Go figure. Thank you for sharing your comments and I do hope you’ll try some of our other recipes. Don’t be a stranger, visit with us again… real soon. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  40. bill says:

    Hey steve.how much beef broth

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Bill, It’s 3 cups of beef broth as listed in the printable recipe. I do hope you’ll try the recipe and I look forward to hearing how it turns out for you. Thank you for your question and I hope you’ll visit with us again… real soon. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  41. RG Watson says:

    Made this tonight, trying to appease three generations of food prefs in our family. No tomatoes for one, no cheese for another, blah, blah, blah. Thus your beef tips were a winner before ever hitting the table! And THEN they were a double winner. Delicious.
    I have ancient Wearever aluminum pots, and a few Vollraths older than everyone in the house. They’re harder to heat-control than newer pans, but they do force me to watch what I’m cooking. The rice turned out beautifully, though next time (yes, there will be a next time!) I’ll turn the heat a little lower for the simmer. No little pockets formed for mine, but even so, it was dang near perfect.
    I had between 1-1/2 to 2 lbs steak tips (probably the end of hanger steak meat, but who knows with labels these days?), so I didn’t think it would tender up as nicely as you promised in such a time frame, but boy-howdy. I used maybe twice as much onion, because mine was a monster Vidalia – absolutely yummy. I didn’t flour my beef, or add seasonings, not even salt and pepper; this dish didn’t need any. The bacon fat and extra butter did the trick!
    My only difficulty was time. Took about twice as long as the recipe states. Living here on the high rocks around old limestone quarry land, I don’t have a gas line to the kitchen, so I have electric, and it’s harder to get going and to cool down. My simmer on the meat pan kept slipping down too far; I probably didn’t goose the temp enough. I ended up with the meat taking longer, and with way too much juicy stuff to gravy up, so I had to dip it out. (Saving it, of course!) I didn’t have beef broth, so I used those Swanson flavor booster packets – just squirt ‘em out and mix with hot water. Worked perfectly.
    Man oh man, was this tasty. Every recipe I found around here called for lotsa Mexi flavorings, and I wanted something less carne guisada. This was da bomb!
    Thank you, muchas gracias y’all, from Alamo City, San Antonio, Texas. I’ve signed up for your newsletter, and WILL be back! — RG
    PS – someone asked for a pulled pork BBQ recipe – I’ll dig through my piles; there’s a kicker Texas version that might be a bit different.

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Greetings RG… all the way from North Carolina to Texas. I’m glad you found us and that you tried the Beef Tips with Rice and Gravy recipe. Rice can just be hard to get along with sometimes but I’m glad yours turned out good for you. Nothing wrong in my book with using more of those Vidalia onions. Those folks down in Georgia just know how to grow some great onions don’t they? Even though you had to make some adjustments, it sounds like you had everything under control. Thank you also for signing up for the Newsletter, I greatly appreciate that and you should have received one today already. As for the pulled pork, I do hope you can find that recipe. Of course, what I need help with is how to cook up some Texas Brisket. Thank you for taking the time to share your comments, it’s greatly appreciated, and I do hope you’ll visit with us again… real soon. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  42. Nicole says:

    This is the third recipe I’ve tried from your site and it came out wonderfully!!! I added a little garlic powder, black pepper and salt to the beef and gravy for flavor. I didn’t have any rice on hand, so I just used hot buttered egg noodles instead. It was so good and it’s all thanks to you! Thank you so very much for sharing your excellent culinary creations with everyone. As always, you are the absolute best!!! :D

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Nicole, You’re making me blush with all those kind words. Thank you! I’m glad you found us and that you’re willing to give the recipes a try. The noodles sound pretty good to me, I love those too. Who knew the stuff I grew up eating was a “culinary creation?” Ha. Thanks for taking the time to leave your comments and keep up the great work in the kitchen. I do hope you’ll continue to stop by and visit with us. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  43. Duncan says:

    Seriously delicious! Reminds me of my Grandma’s cooking and both my wife and I had seconds tonight. This is going in the permanent recipe vault.

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Duncan, I truly love it when someone says one of our recipes reminds them of their parents or grandparents cooking from days gone by. I’m glad you found the recipe and proud of you for giving it a try. It’s always great to know a recipe turns out well for someone else and glad to hear that both you and your wife enjoyed it. Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments, I do hope you’ll stop by for another visit with us… real soon. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  44. Nicole says:

    OMG yumminess!! Did everything just as written except browned the meat with a bit of Emeril’s Essence and added a brown gravy packet at the end. Can’t wat to make this for guests…they will think I am a Culinary Genius!!

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Nicole, You already ARE a Culinary Genius! Thank you for your comments and for giving our Beef Tips with Rice and Gravy Recipe a try. I’m very happy to hear that you liked it and that it turned out well for you. I’m glad to see you’re taking the recipe and making it your own with the changes you mentioned. I bet it turned out delicious. I appreciate you taking the time to leave your comments. I do hope you’ll give some of our other recipes a try and that you’ll stop by for another visit with us… real soon. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  45. Jackie says:

    This recipe is great. I have been looking for an authentic southern recipe for beef tips and this tastes just like my grandfather’s. Thank you so much for putting the recipe up. It was a great one that my whole family enjoyed

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Jackie, Isn’t it interesting how foods can bring out memories of loved ones? I’m really glad you found the recipe and gave it a try. Its always great to know someone actually tries out one of the recipes and that it turned out well for your family. I’m glad they liked it. Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments, hopefully it will encourage someone else to try it as well. It’s greatly appreciated. I do hope you’ll stop by for another visit with us again… real soon. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  46. Tammy says:

    I actually made it tonight. Great recipe, thanks for sharing. I’m from NC as well, I live in Concord. I’ve been craving my mom’s southern cooking but I never paid attention when I lived at home.

    Do you have a recipe for pulled pork bbq that you could post? I know there are a million online but your recipes are so easy to follow!

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Tammy, Thank you for your comments about the Beef Tips, I’m glad to hear that you tried it and that it turned out well for you. Like you, I wish I had paid more attention to mama’s cooking when I had the chance. I’ll see what we can do about that Pulled Pork BBQ request. You got it right when you said there are millions of recipes online for it. It might stir up a bit of controversy for me to post another one since I prefer that Eastern NC style of BBQ. How about you? Eastern NC or, Western NC style? You might be riding a pretty close line between BBQ styles living there in Concord. I’ll get to work on it and may even call on my older brother to help out. Thank you for the suggestion and for your comments. I’ll keep looking out for you to stop by for another visit real soon. Be Blessed!!! –Steve

  47. Tammy says:

    This looks great. I have some frozen steak in my freezer I bought cheap that I hadn’t decided how to use. Would’ve never thought to make this. In fact, I’ve never had beef tips. I’m 7 months pregnant and love to check your website for dinner ideas.

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Tammy, I hope you don’t start craving Beef Tips after you try this recipe. Ha! I do think you’ll like it and, it is a good way to use those cheaper cuts of beef. Congratulations on the upcoming addition to the family. Let us know how it goes… OK? Thank you for stopping by and sharing your comments. I hope you’ll visit with us again real soon, we’ll be looking for you. Be Blessed!!! –Steve

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