We are getting ready to settle in for the long Winter. That means it’s time for some classic comfort food, Beef Tips and Gravy. Low and slow is the name of the game so these beef tips come out tender. The gravy doesn’t get too thick which is perfect to use to soak into the noodles and dip bread into it.
We had our first dusting of snow last night. So for this Mitten Movie Night I am ready for the colder weather, snuggling up in front of the fireplace and a big blanket.
What movie pairs well with a hearty beef and noodle recipe and beer?
This is our first holiday in the new house. While I’m excited to start decorating the new house, I am feeling almost a little ‘homesick’. We lived in our old house for 15 years. That’s 15 Thanksgivings, Christmases and New Years. Two babies came home to have their first visits with Santa there. So many wonderful memories but now it’s time to focus on the new memories here.
However, I can still stick with tradition and enjoy a few things that we do every year and one of them is watching Scrooged. Hands down one of my favorite holiday movies.
What beer pairs well with Beef Tips and Gravy?
The beer: The Double Magician from Short’s Brewing.
The malty, caramel flavors in Red Ales pair well with the noodles and the savory beef gravy.
This recipe is one that I’ve been making since before Pinterest was invented. I did find it online and then printed it out but I’ve been making it so long that I threw it out. Luckily I think that I found it on Taste of Home and pretty sure this is it!
First off, know that this recipe is time intensive. If your hanging out at home on a Sunday this is the perfect meal for you. I have tried cutting down on the time this simmers and it never comes out nearly as good as when I let it go the whole 1-1/2 hours. So be warned.
How to make Beef Tips and Gravy:
Start by browning the beef tips into a medium saucepan in some oil. This is just to brown it no need to cook all the way through.
In a measuring cup put 1 cup water, soy sauce and Worcestershire Sauce. Stir it then add to the beef tips. Turn the heat to low then cover.
Let cook for 1-1/2 hours making sure to check every 30 minutes.
During the last 20 minutes in a separate pot cook the noodles according to package directions.
Cook for 12-14 minutes then empty into a strainer. Turn the low simmering beef tips up to high.
In a bowl add the other cup of water and the package of brown gravy. Stir to combine and add to the beef tips. Let cook and thicken up just a little while you do the next part.
In the pot that the noodles cooked add 1 Tbs butter and start melting it.
Then add the mushrooms, onions, and garlic and saute until the mushrooms are cooked down. It should take about 8 minutes.
Finally to this pot add the beef tips and gravy then the noodles.
Stir everything to combine.
Tips for making Beef Tips and Gravy:
- For the noodles: bring the water to a boil before adding to the pot it cooks the noodles better and they don’t stick together.
- Make sure to check on the beef tips every 30 minutes as they cook. If you have the heat too high it will cook off the liquid then you might burn your tips–oh no!
Add a side of bread and a vegetable and here you are….
From our home in the Bottom Left of the Mitten to yours ~ Enjoy!
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