Beef Tips and Merlot Gravy with Beef and Onion Rice


The Merlot in this beef recipe adds depth to the dish.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 25 mins


  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon seasoned salt, or to taste

  • 1 pound beef tips (preferably black angus)

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, or as needed

  • 1 (16 ounce) package sliced fresh mushrooms

  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • 1 (32 fluid ounce) container beef broth

  • 2 (.75 ounce) packets dry brown gravy mix

  • 1 tablespoon browning sauce (such as Kitchen Bouquet®)

  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley

  • ¼ cup Merlot wine

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • 1 cup white rice

  • 2 (10.5 ounce) cans beef consomme


  1. Whisk flour, 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, and seasoned salt in a large bowl until smooth, and toss beef tips in flour mixture to coat. Remove beef with a slotted spoon.

  2. Heat vegetable oil in a large heavy pan or Dutch oven over medium heat; cook and stir mushrooms and 1 small chopped onion in oil until onion is translucent, about 8 minutes. Stir in seasoned beef tips and cook and stir until beef is browned and no longer pink inside, about 10 minutes.

  3. Pour in beef broth and whisk dry brown gravy mix into beef mixture until smooth; stir in 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, bay leaf, parsley, and Merlot. Bring to a simmer and reduce heat; simmer until gravy has thickened, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a slow cooker, cover, and cook on Low for 8 hours.

  4. About 25 minutes before serving time, melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat and cook and stir 1 small chopped onion until translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir rice into mixture and pour in beef consommé. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and cover. Simmer rice until tender and liquid is absorbed, about 15 minutes; let rice stand for 5 minutes covered before fluffing with a fork. Serve beef tips and gravy over rice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

574 Calories
24g Fat
51g Carbs
36g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 574
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 10g 51%
Cholesterol 109mg 36%
Sodium 1725mg 75%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 18%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 36g
Vitamin C 7mg 33%
Calcium 80mg 6%
Iron 6mg 33%
Potassium 933mg 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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