These Beef Tips are slow cooked to perfection in a savory combination of broth and spices. Sherry wine and mushrooms add serious depth of flavor, making this gluten and dairy free dish completely irresistible.
Easy slow cooker recipes are a lifesaver for busy families on-the-go. These sirloin beef tips are almost effortless, and they’re packed full of flavor and protein. Plus, they’re keto, gluten free, and dairy free so you’ll feel great knowing that you’re getting a nutritious dinner on the table.
The real star of this show is the sauce. A mixture of mushrooms, beef broth, cooking sherry, and aromatic onions and spices combines with juices from the beef to make a savory concoction that is bursting with umami.
You’ll want to serve these beef tips with the sauce spooned right over top. After 3-4 hours of slow cooking, the sauce should reduce somewhat, but if you want it to have more of a gravy-like consistency, you can thicken it up a bit.
Is gravy gluten free?
If you’re eating gluten free, keep in mind that most gravy recipes are thickened with flour or cornstarch. Luckily, xanthan gum is a great gluten free alternative.
There’s a bonus reason to use xanthan gum – it’s strong enough to thicken liquids on its own. You won’t need to add cooking fat to make a traditional style roux, so you can keep these beef tips gluten free and dairy free too.
How to Thicken Gravy without Flour
Since xanthan gum is such a powerful thickener, a little goes a long way.
Simply mix a teaspoon of xanthan gum with two tablespoons of water and add it to your slow cooker when the beef is done cooking. After 5 minutes, you’ll have a luscious gravy to compliment your tender beef tips.
What if I can’t find beef tips? Can I use a different cut of beef?
If you can’t find beef tips at your local grocer or don’t have a specialty butcher shop in your area, you can use beef stew meat or sliced steak instead.
Are mushrooms keto?
Yes, mushrooms can be enjoyed on a keto diet. Mushrooms are low in calories, fat, and carbs. Five medium mushrooms have about 20 calories, 2 grams net carbs, and 3 grams protein.
How to Make Beef Tips and Gravy in a Crockpot
- Place beef sirloin tips, sliced mushrooms, and chopped onions in a slow cooker.
- Mix together cooking sherry, beef broth, garlic powder, sea salt & black pepper in a bowl, then pour the mixture over the beef tips.
- Cook on low for 3-4 hours until the beef tips are tender.
If you use a beef broth that is particularly salty, you may want to omit the sea salt to avoid an overwhelming amount of sodium in the sauce.
What does sherry do in cooking?
Cooking sherry is a dry red grape wine that is fortified with brandy or another neutral spirit and added salt for shelf stability. It is often used to deglaze the pan after searing meats, and creates deeply flavored sauces when allowed to reduce in pan juices.
Sherry is best used in recipes that boast lots of nutty umami flavor. It pairs perfectly with the savory elements in mushrooms and cuts of red meat. So it’s a fantastic addition to the succulent gravy in this beef tips recipe.
Cooking sherry is inexpensive and can be found at most grocery stores near the vinegars and salad dressings.
What’s a good substitute for cooking sherry?
If you don’t have cooking sherry on hand, there are a couple of different things that you can use instead.
If you have Madeira, port wine, or Marsala wine on hand, any of those are good options. You could also use a flavorful vinegar such as apple cider vinegar or red wine vinegar in a pinch.
Serving Beef Tips
There are many different ways to serve slow cooker keto beef tips and gravy. I recommend keeping it simple by serving over mashed or riced cauliflower. You could also add Parmesan Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Keto Rolls to make a hearty and filling meal.
For another great beef recipe, try these Beef Short Ribs.
Did you make these crockpot keto beef tips? Please stop back by and leave a comment telling me what you thought.
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- 16 oz. beef sirloin tips
- 2 cups sliced mushrooms
- 1/2 small onion, diced
- 1/4 cup cooking sherry
- 2 cups beef broth
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon cracked pepper
- 2 teaspoons sea salt (omit if using a salty broth)
- Place beef sirloin tips, sliced mushrooms, and chopped onions in a slow cooker, Crockpot.
- Mix remaining ingredients and add to the slow cooker.
- Cook on low for 3-4 hours until done.
- You can use beef stew meat or sliced steak if you can't find beef tips.
- You can use fresh or frozen mushrooms. Fresh mushrooms work best.
- If you like your beef tips sauce on the thicker side, after your beef tips are done cooking mix 1 teaspoon of xanthan gum with 2 tablespoons of water and add it to the crockpot. Stir and let sit for 5 minutes.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 servings Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 320Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 104mgSodium: 1661mgCarbohydrates: 5gNet Carbohydrates: 3gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 34g
The nutrition information for this recipe is an approximate total per serving. Please double check the nutrition information for your exact ingredients and brands.