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Weekend Dish #2: Savory Slow Cooked Beef Tips

February 8, 2010
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This dish doesn’t look like much. In fact, it sort of looked like slop before it was cooked and it kind of looked like dog food after it was cooked. But I have to give it props: it tasted pretty good.

It’s an unassuming dish. (I like that word: unassuming. I think it’s because I’ve always liked unassuming people. People who catch you by surprise–people you don’t necessarily expect great things from–great conversation, or imaginative things. They’re typically just a little on the quiet side, because their policy is “better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.” Abraham Lincoln said that, but it happens to be one of my husband’s favorite sayings. He’s one of those unassuming people that catches others off guard. But I digress.)

I enlisted Autumn’s help in the creating of this, and another dish, this weekend. It’s just a lot easier to let someone else do the egg cracking and the stuff-dumping while I wield the camera, I found.

Anyway–here goes. Don’t let the appearance of this dish get you–after all, don’t you typically throw off all of the “pretty” stuff on your plate as soon as you sit down in a restaurant? This is comfort food, plain and simple. It’s easy and soothing and tasty, and who doesn’t need that?

Savory Slow-Cooked Beef Tips

 

1 lb beef tips

1 can cream of mushroom soup

1 pkg onion soup mix

1 cup lemon-lime soda

1 small green pepper, chopped

 

Spray a crock pot with non-stick vegetable spray. Spread beef tips along bottom.

 

Mix together the cream of mushroom soup and soda, adding soda slowly so soup will not be lumpy.

 

Add onion soup and green pepper to soup mixture and stir until incorporated.

 

How do you like those lovely lime fingernails?

 

 

Pour soup mixture over top of beef tips. This is how un-delicious it will look. Ignore this, and your compulsion to throw it out. You’ll soon notice a great smell emanating from the crock pot.

 

Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Serve over egg noodles. This is how un-yummy it will appear—kind of like dog food. Ignore this, too, and shovel away. It really does taste good, I promise.

 

 

Printable Directions:

 

Savory Slow-Cooked Beef Tips

 

1 lb beef tips

1 can cream of mushroom soup

1 pkg onion soup mix

1 cup lemon-lime soda

1 small green pepper, chopped

1)      Spray a crock pot with non-stick vegetable spray. Spread beef tips along bottom.

2)      Mix together the cream of mushroom soup and soda, adding soda slowly so soup will not be lumpy.

3)      Add onion soup and green pepper to soup mixture and stir until incorporated.

4)      Pour soup mixture over top of beef tips.

5)      Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Serve over egg noodles.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. February 9, 2010 10:22 am

    I am going to have to try this one. It sounds delicious – and easy. My favorite combination when it comes to dinner.

  2. February 9, 2010 2:47 pm

    THAT looks heavenly. A few ingredients, easy looking, and down home goodness tasting! Five stars in my book!

  3. Lori permalink*
    February 11, 2010 5:42 pm

    Lemme know how it turns out, chicas. 😉

  4. February 13, 2010 1:22 am

    OH.MY.GOSH. This has been one of our family’s most favorite AND most do-not-give-away-what-this-is-really-made-of recipes. My Mom didn’t want people to know how easy it was to make something that tasted soooo darn good!

    We didn’t add any green peppers, but I’m thinking it’s a yummy idea, thanks for sharing!

  5. Lori permalink*
    February 14, 2010 12:27 pm

    How funny! It IS SO EASY, too–isn’t it crazy how it’s the easy recipes that are the tastiest? I’m a sucker for anything that has cream of mushroom soup–put that in it and you have a winner. 😉

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