Steak Tips Over Rice In The Crock Pot

My “steak tips” over Rice is a delicious slow cooker recipe cooked all day in the crock pot to create tender juicy meat for a flavorful dinner.


This is one of my husband’s favorite meals and it is shamefully easy and incredibly cheap. You see, my “steak tips” over gravy is nothing more than stew meat slow cooked all day in the crock pot. Stew meat is easy to find on clearance. I usually pick up a few trays of it every few weeks and freeze it that day for this meal. Normally I use a tray half this size but I made a little extra today. Sometimes I do this with a roast as well, cutting it up into smaller pieces similar to how stew meat is cut.


Alright, lets get to cooking.

A slow cooker is invaluable when it comes to cooking inexpensive cuts of meat. Meat that normally would yield tough results becomes fall apart tender through this method of cooking. The important thing to note is that tough meat needs fat in order to become tender. This is why roasts cooked in water are tougher than those cooked in gravy. You only need one can, even if you are making an entire roast, as it melds with the meat juices as they cook out as well and produce plenty of liquid.


Place “steak tips” in crock pot and cover with one can of beef gravy. I often pop these suckers in frozen and just break them up a bit as they thaw and begin to cook.  You don’t have to use beef gravy, you can use a packet of brown gravy mix, prepared according to package directions, and that will be fine, too. If you would like a recipe for steak with homemade gravy there is one right here. 

Cook that on low all day for seven to eight hours or on high for three to four. That is the general cooking time for all crock pot meals in case you wanted to know :).

Prepare rice according to package directions and spoon out steak tips and gravy to serve!

Steak Tips Over Rice


  • 1 Package Stew Meat
  • 1 Can Beef Gravy
  • Rice prepared according to package directions


  • Place stew meat in slow cooker, cover with beef gravy. Cook on low, 7-8 hours or on high 3-4 hours. Serve over hot rice.
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  1. I’m going to try this tomorrow. I saw some stew meat on sale last week and put it in the freezer. Thanks for your entertaining blog and great recipes.

  2. Around here we call it stewed beef over rice! I loved your story! I pray my son will have the happy childhood memories like we do & not take little things for granted! Merry Christmas!

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  4. I have tried this twice using gravy in a jar, adding sliced onions and salt/pepper. The recipe tastes great, but my stew meat is very tough and hard for my children to chew. Last time I even cooked it for less time–4 hours on low. Still tough. I have noticed this on a few other recipes where the meat is smaller pieces (as opposed to a whole roast, for example). Do you think my slow cooker could be getting too hot–is that possible, like how ovens sometimes are off-temp, can slow cookers be that way too? I use a ceramic insert, stainless outside adjustable temp cuisinart slowcooker. Any tips for me?

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