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No Peek Beef Tips Recipe

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Looking for a hearty, comforting meal that practically cooks itself? These No Peek Beef Tips are the perfect solution! Tender beef tips slow-cooked in a savory blend of mushroom soup, brown gravy mix, and beefy onion soup mix, creating a rich and flavorful dish that will satisfy your cravings. With minimal preparation and a no-fuss cooking process, this recipe is ideal for busy weeknights or a cozy weekend dinner.

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Ingredients

  • 2 lbs stew meat (beef tips)
  • 1 can (10.75 oz) cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 packet brown gravy mix
  • 1 envelope beefy onion soup mix
  • 1 can of water (use the empty cream of mushroom soup can for measurement)

Instructions

Step 1: Preheat and Prepare

  1. Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 300°F (150°C).

Step 2: Combine Ingredients

  1. Mix Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, combine the cream of mushroom soup, brown gravy mix, beefy onion soup mix, and one can of water. Mix until well blended.
  2. Add Beef Tips: Place the stew meat (beef tips) in a baking dish. Pour the soup mixture over the beef tips, ensuring all the meat is well-coated.

Step 3: Bake

  1. Cover and Bake: Cover the baking dish tightly with aluminum foil. Bake in the preheated oven for 2 ½ to 3 hours. Remember, no peeking! This ensures the beef tips remain tender and the flavors meld perfectly.

Step 4: Serve

  1. Serve: Once done, remove from the oven and let it sit for a few minutes before serving. Serve the beef tips over mashed potatoes, rice, or egg noodles, and enjoy the rich, flavorful gravy.

Cooking Notes

  • Slow Cooker Option: You can also make this recipe in a slow cooker. Combine all the ingredients in the slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4-5 hours.
  • Thicker Gravy: If you prefer a thicker gravy, mix 1 tablespoon of cornstarch with 1 tablespoon of water and stir it into the gravy before serving. Allow it to thicken for a few minutes.
  • Add Veggies: For a complete meal, consider adding vegetables like carrots, potatoes, and mushrooms to the baking dish before covering and baking.

Variations

Keto Version

  • Keto-Friendly Ingredients: Use a low-carb cream of mushroom soup and a keto-friendly gravy mix. Serve the beef tips over cauliflower rice or zucchini noodles.

Low-Carb Version

  • Low-Carb Ingredients: Replace the regular gravy mix with a low-carb version and use low-carb cream of mushroom soup. Serve over mashed cauliflower or a bed of sautéed spinach.

Gluten-Free Version

  • Gluten-Free Ingredients: Use gluten-free cream of mushroom soup, gluten-free brown gravy mix, and gluten-free beefy onion soup mix. Ensure all other ingredients are also gluten-free.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use a different cut of beef?

  • Yes! While stew meat is convenient, you can use chuck roast, sirloin, or any other tender cut of beef. Just ensure the meat is cut into bite-sized pieces.

How do I store leftovers?

  • Storage: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop until heated through.

Can I freeze No Peek Beef Tips?

  • Freezing: Yes, you can freeze the cooked beef tips. Allow them to cool completely before transferring to a freezer-safe container. Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before reheating.

What can I serve with No Peek Beef Tips?

  • Side Dishes: Serve with mashed potatoes, rice, egg noodles, or crusty bread to soak up the delicious gravy. Roasted vegetables or a side salad make great accompaniments.

Can I add wine to the recipe?

  • Wine Addition: Absolutely! Adding 1/2 cup of red wine to the soup mixture can enhance the flavor. Just reduce the amount of water slightly to maintain the consistency.

No Peek Beef Tips are a delectable, easy-to-make dish that promises to become a family favorite. With tender beef tips and a rich, savory gravy, this meal is perfect for any occasion. The simplicity of the recipe, combined with the depth of flavor, makes it a winner for busy cooks and those looking for comfort food. Try out the variations for keto, low-carb, and gluten-free options to suit your dietary needs. Enjoy the heartwarming taste of this classic dish, and don’t forget to share it with your loved ones!

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