This is very savory and the best beef tips I've ever made! Serve over mashed potatoes or steamed rice.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large resealable plastic zipper bag, place flour, seasoned salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Stir the flour and seasonings together, and add the beef stew meat. Seal the bag and shake several times to coat the beef cubes with seasoned flour. Brush off excess flour.

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  • Heat half of the canola oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Fry half of the beef cubes, turning them over until all sides are nicely browned, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove the browned beef to a plate, and repeat with the rest of the canola oil and beef cubes. Transfer to plate, and cook and stir the onion in the hot skillet until translucent, about 5 minutes.

  • Whisk together beef broth, mushroom soup, and skim milk until smooth. Return the beef cubes to the skillet together with any juices on the plate, add the mushrooms, and pour the broth mixture over the beef and mushrooms. Turn heat to low, and simmer until the meat is very tender, about 3 hours. For a thicker gravy, mix cornstarch and water to make a smooth paste, and stir into the gravy. Simmer about 2 minutes to thicken.

Cook's Notes

I use the Tones brand Beef Base to make my own broth. For the 3 cups of broth I used about 1 tablespoon of the beef base with 3 cups of hot water. Be sure to whisk the wet ingredients together before putting into the skillet.

Editor's Note

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

343 calories; protein 20.6g 41% DV; carbohydrates 29.5g 10% DV; fat 15.5g 24% DV; cholesterol 42.9mg 14% DV; sodium 1129.8mg 45% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2010
Glad to see that your recipe finally got published Cindy! I grew up with Mom making something like this when I was little so this is total comfort food. Sometimes I'll change the ingredients up and instead of beef broth and milk I use lemon-lime soda. This is also good with a mixture of Campbell's french onion soup Campbells beef broth and cream of mushroom soup. I also use fresh mushrooms whatever I have on hand. If I think of it sometimes I'll add a few spices a bay leaf or two. It's really good. This is also very adaptable for the crockpot. Just brown the meat like the recipe states then layer it in the crockpot with the other ingredients. I like this best over mashed potatoes but my boys like it best over steamed rice. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/04/2011
The meat was very tender but the sauce was fairly bland. I used more meat than the recipe called for and there was still way too much sauce. The only thing that made this special was that I served it over spaetzle. Sorry but I won't be making this again. Read More
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84 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 51
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2010
Glad to see that your recipe finally got published Cindy! I grew up with Mom making something like this when I was little so this is total comfort food. Sometimes I'll change the ingredients up and instead of beef broth and milk I use lemon-lime soda. This is also good with a mixture of Campbell's french onion soup Campbells beef broth and cream of mushroom soup. I also use fresh mushrooms whatever I have on hand. If I think of it sometimes I'll add a few spices a bay leaf or two. It's really good. This is also very adaptable for the crockpot. Just brown the meat like the recipe states then layer it in the crockpot with the other ingredients. I like this best over mashed potatoes but my boys like it best over steamed rice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2010
While this is certainly not a 'fancy' recipe I'm giving it a five because of the ingredient/result ratio. This is an excellent 'poor man's stroganoff'. You get the same flavor as using a more expensive meat cut but the seasoning and the slow simmer allow you to use stew meat and get a tender and flavorful result. The gravy cooks down beautifully and is nice and beefy without being overly salty. I used a bit more of the seasonings than was called for (personal taste) and also used an 8 oz package of fresh baby bellas instead of canned mushrooms. I followed the cooking directions faithfully and this turned out beautifully. Thanks Cindy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2010
Cindy what an awesome recipe! Made this over the week-end and it was a great hit. I added some sour cream at the end and served it over egg noodles. My family loved it. Thank you so much for the great recipe that will be a regular at my house time and again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/06/2010
Tons of flavor easy = 100% awesome! I did mine in the slow cooker. Don't skip the pan frying! It really keeps the juice locked into your stew meat and helps hold the pieces together over the 7-8 hour cooking time (on low). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2010
Wow I am finally published!!! Check out this great recipe.. makes me so happy! The picture that is added right now by me is from tat2whttrsh aka Lambchop's Mom (thank you so much tat!) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/04/2011
The meat was very tender but the sauce was fairly bland. I used more meat than the recipe called for and there was still way too much sauce. The only thing that made this special was that I served it over spaetzle. Sorry but I won't be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2011
Ahhh-MaZinG! Thanx for sharing such a great comfort food recipe. I simplified by using the crockpot after browning the meat. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2010
This was great! Dh said I need to make it again(which doesn't happen very often). I did add rice into the pot the last twenty minutes of cooking so we had a one pot meal! The beef was fall apart tender and so good! Thanks for a wonderfull easy meal that will frequent our dinner table often! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2014
This was great. My picky husband ate it. Read More
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