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Slow Cooker Tri Tips Beef & Gravy with Mashed Potatoes

Servings: 4



This meal was a very simple one with minimal ingredients. I used a tri tip roast cut into big chunks, onions, garlic, olive oil, beef consommé, water and spices. That’s it! Brown the meat and veggies, add the rest of the ingredients in and cook it off in the oven for a few hours. OR throw it all in the crock pot and enjoy the next 3 hours out of the kitchen. I thickened the gravy up with the old butter-flour trick and served the whole thing over mashed potatoes. PURE heaven, my friends!! Completely wonderful food coma bliss. Perfect for a sunday dinner or a fancier weeknight meal.



3 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
2 lbs. tri tip pieces {or a 2 lb. tri tip roast, cut into large pieces}
salt & pepper, to taste
1-10.5 oz. can beef consommé
1 can water
2 bay leaves
3/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
3 tablespoons softened butter
3 tablespoons flour
more water, if needed

Cooking Method

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In large heavy bottomed pot {such as a Dutch oven} heat olive oil over medium heat. Once pot is hot, sauté onions for 3 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook another minute. Season meat with salt and pepper and brown in pot. This should take about 5 minutes. Pour in beef consommé, water, bay leaves and thyme. Stir and cover. Place into preheated oven and bake 2-3 hours or until meat is fork tender. Remove from oven.

Using a slotted spoon, remove meat from liquid in pot. Return to medium heat on stove top. In a small bowl, stir butter and flour together until a smooth paste forms. Pour butter mixture into hot liquid and whisk in to stir. Within a minute or so, sauce should thicken to gravy. If gravy gets too thick, add in 1/2 cup water or until desired consistency is reached. Replace meat and stir to coat in gravy. Turn heat to low to keep warm before serving.

Serve with Mashed Potatoes.

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