Making sirloin steak tips slow cooker style is much easier than making them on a stove top. This slow cooker recipe makes a tender and flavorful meat dish that is perfect for a hearty, low carb dinner.
What are Sirloin steak tips?
The name of this meat cut can be a little misleading. The Sirloin tip does not actually come from the Sirloin cut nor is it the tips of steaks. So keep this in mind when shopping for a low carb beef dishes calling for it.
Sirloin tips actually come from the Round portion of the hindquarter, which runs from the ankle to the rump. Beef Round is generally less tender than other cuts of meat because the leg muscles have been toughened by exercise.
It's a lean, boneless cut that is great for stew meat and kabobs. The best way to prepare Sirloin steak tips is to use moist-heat methods, which makes this crock pot steak tips recipe perfect.
How do you make steak tips slow cooker ready?
Not sure how to cook steak tips before adding to the crock pot? Read on for some tips...
One of the most important steps in preparing Sirloin steak tips (or any cut of beef) for the slow cooker is to brown the meat. Although you can add raw meat directly to the slow cooker, browning (or searing) the meat adds a lot more of the deep, rich flavor that you expect from a beef stew.
To properly brown your Sirloin tip steak cubes, place the meat into a hot pan and cook them for a couple of minutes, until the bottom develops a nice, dark crust. Turn the cube over sear, repeating for each side for the meat.
How do you make Sirloin tips more tender?
The best way to create tender, juicy pieces of Sirloin steak tips is to cook them in a slow cooker since the low-and-slow method works very well with this cut of meat. But if you’re still finding the meat is tougher than you would prefer, here are some ways to tenderize your meat before cooking:
- Hit room temperature. Before cooking the meat, take it out of the refrigerator and let it come to room temperature.
- Use a meat mallet. Use the flat side a meat mallet to gently tenderize the meat before cooking.
- Use salt. Before cubing, lay your steaks out in a single layer and lightly cover each side with about 1 teaspoon of kosher salt or sea salt (avoid using table salt). Using the back of a spoon (or your fingers), gently nudge the salt into the surface of the meat.
- Slice against the grain. Make sure that when you are cutting your meat into cubes that you slice against the natural grain of the meat. In other words, cut across the long muscle fibers that are running throughout the meat. This will make the meat more tender and easier to chew.
How do I store leftover Sirloin steak tips?
After cooking, do not leave the meat at room temperature for more than two hours. Also, be sure to store any leftover steak tips in the refrigerator as soon as possible. Properly stored, your leftovers will be good for two to three days.
If you won’t be eating the leftover steak tips within three days, then it is best to freeze them. This makes them a great freezer-friendly low carb meal as well.
Divide the leftovers into single-serve or family-sized servings and store them in airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags. If you are using freezer bags, be sure to press the bags flat so that they take up less space in your freezer.
Properly stored and frozen, the dish will keep well for 2-3 months.
NOTE: Please keep in mind that frozen and reheated mushrooms may not have the same texture as when the dish is first served.
What to serve with the beef tips recipe?
This steak tips slow cooker dinner is quite hearty. It's perfect on top of cauliflower rice, low carb noodles or just with a slice of hearty keto bread.
To keep things from getting too heavy, lighter side dishes, like low carb salad recipes, are the best choice.
Here are a few recipes of mine that would make delicious low carb sides for sirloin steak tips.
- Keto Noodles Recipe for Low Carb Egg Noodles
- Cauliflower Rice the Easy Way
- Mashed Turnips
- Garlic Cauliflower Mash with Mashed Celery Root
- Coconut Flour Bread
- Baby Kale Avocado Salad with Parmesan
You may also want to try oven fried okra over at Ketogasm. What would you serve with this dish?
Kitchen Tools Used
To make this delicious crock pot recipe, it's good to have the following items on hand:
Enjoy this easy and delicious keto main dish!
Steak Tips (Slow Cooker, Keto)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 pounds beef round cubed
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 8 ounces baby portobello mushrooms sliced
- 1 small onion sliced
- 3 cups beef bone broth
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano
- ½ teaspoon dried basil
- ½ teaspoon dried parsley
- xanthan gum optional thickener
- Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Season beef with salt and pepper. Brown meat in hot oil, about 3-5 minutes per side, then set aside.
- Place sliced mushrooms and onions into slow cooker. Top with browned beef, broth, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, thyme, oregano, basil, and parsley.
- Cover crock and cook on low 6 to 8 hours or until meat is fork tender. Sauce will be thin. If thicker sauce is desired add in small amounts of xanthan gum (about 1 teaspoon or so). Or, use low carb thickener of choice.
Array ( [calories] => 194 [carbohydrates] => 2 [protein] => 28 [fat] => 7 [saturated_fat] => 1 [cholesterol] => 62 [sodium] => 268 [potassium] => 515 [fiber] => 0 [sugar] => 1 [vitamin_c] => 0.9 [calcium] => 33 [iron] => 2.5 )
Notes on Nutritional Information
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