For most of us, life is busy. I’m not saying that it’s something to complain about, just that it sometimes makes it difficult to get a nice homecooked meal on the table. But recipes like this No-Peek Beef Tips and Gravy make it easy. It’s a dish with just five ingredients and a set-and-forget-it preparation, so once you’ve popped it in the oven you can walk away to work on your other to-dos and come back to a delicious and comforting dinner.
This isn’t your most “from scratch” meal – it uses some kitchen shortcuts for sure, but the end result is so hearty and savory that it still has that totally homemade feel. You’re using sirloin tips here, which are a great economical option when you’re craving some beef, and a few simple storebought goodies for the gravy.
You nestle the beef tips in a baking dish and then whisk together some cream of mushroom soup with some beef broth, a gravy packet, and some onion soup mix and pour the mixture over the beef. Cover the dish tightly with foil, pop it in the oven, and your work is done.
It bakes low and slow for a good long while so the beef is melt-in-your-mouth tender. While it does take a while in the oven, there’s nothing for you to fuss over or worry about… that’s why it’s called “no peek,” you don’t even have to check on it! The gravy is SO flavorful and has a wonderful texture, not too gloppy or thick, and you don’t even have to go near your stovetop for it. It’s a winner.
No-Peek Beef Tips and Gravy
2 hours 30 minutes to prepare serves 4
- 2 lbs sirloin beef tips
- 1 can cream of mushroom soup
- 1 packet brown gravy mix
- 1 packet dry onion soup mix
- 1 cup beef broth
- Preheat oven to 300°F.
- Arrange beef tips in a 9x13-inch baking dish.
- In a large bowl, stir together the soup, gravy mix, onion soup mix, and beef broth. Pour over beef and stir to coat.
- Cover dish tightly with foil and bake for 2 1/2 hours. Serve, and enjoy!
Recipe adapted from Stockpiling Moms.