Slow Cooker Beef Tips

Slow Cooker Beef Tips

A rich and very hearty slow cooker meal that is perfect for a weeknight meal that everyone is sure to love

3 pounds beef sirloin, trimmed and cut into 1 in pieces
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups beef stock
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon Ketchup
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar (or red wine vinegar)
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup cold water
2 tablespoons parsley, chopped

Lay trimmed meat in a single layer
Sprinkle with salt, pepper and garlic powder and toss to coat
Sprinkle with flour and toss to coat
In a large skillet heat olive oil over medium high heat
Add in beef, working in batches if needed, and brown meat, cooking on each side for 2-3 minutes, until meat is nicely browned
Remove beef a slow cooker
Add onion to the skillet and cook until it is softened, about 3-4 minutes
Stir in garlic and cook for 1 additional minute
Pour onions over meat in the slow cooker
In a large measuring cup, or bowl, whisk together beef stock, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar and water until well combined
Pour over beef in slow cooker
Sprinkle pepper over beef
Cover and cook on low for 7-8, or until meat is tender
30 minutes before ready to serve, in a small bowl whisk together water and cornstarch
Pour into slow cooker and stir
Cook, uncovered, on high for 15-20 minutes or until sauce is thickened, stirring often
When ready to serve stir in parsley, keeping a dash or two to garnish with
Serve over cooked egg noddles, mashed potatoes or rice

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