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Easy Keto Beef Tips With Gravy

Delicious and comforting, keto beef tips with gravy are super-easy and moist in the Instant Pot or pressure cooker. Serve them up with a cauliflower mash for a fabulous low carb dinner.

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What are beef tips?

Beef tips. Doesn’t that sound elegant? Well, if not elegant, then at least something you’d find on a good restaurant menu?

Printed as beef tips, it does look so much better than stew meat. Or cubed chuck. Beef tips may be used for stews but beef labeled “stew beef” is usually taken from the steer’s neck, shoulder and shank. Stew beef is less tender than other cuts because it’s what’s left over after the steaks and roasts are cut.

When purchasing stew beef or beef tips, always look for the source of the tips. Often, general stew meat requires a longer moist heat for a tender result.

On the other hand, if you have “sirloin tips”, as I often get in my ButcherBox order, they are quite different. Sirloin tips have more fat and are more flavorful than other stew meat. They are trimmed from the “tails” of sirloin steaks and roasts.

Tips may also come from tenderloin or sirloin roasts, cut and trimmed in triangular shapes.

Any of these will work in my easy beef tips and gravy recipe, but the flavor can turn out slightly different. I find the most flavorful and moist way to cook beef tips is in the pressure cooker, or Instant Pot. Yes, it’s a wonder gadget I love!

🍴Equipment

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🥘 Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp avocado or olive oil
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 pound beef tips (also called stew meat or cubed chuck)
  • 12 oz beef bone broth (or chicken)
  • 1 tbsp Worchestershire sauce
  • bay leaf
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp ground celery seed
  • ¼ tsp xanthan gum
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 recipe cauliflower mashed potatoes
Ingredients in easy keto beef tips

When selecting any ingredients, buy as fresh as you can, and organic if possible. For meat, I usually order from ButcherBox (get $15 off your first box if you buy through my link!) for good quality I can trust. If you buy meat from a local grocery store, look for grass-fed beef.

Also, don’t forget to read the ingredients even in the spices and bone broth! Surprisingly, or maybe rather not so surprisingly, different brands can hide sugar, preservatives, and other unwanted ingredients.

The best plan is to select quality ingredients for anything you make. This recipe includes the nutrition facts with the ingredients I personally use.

However, if you’re calculating macros, I always advise figuring your own facts with the exact ingredients you use in the recipe.

Now it’s time to pull out that Instant Pot, and let’s begin.

Easy keto beef tips with gravy on a plate with cauliflower mashed potatoes

🔪 Instructions

How to make keto beef tips with gravy

First of all, pull out the Instant Pot and gather together all the other needed equipment and ingredients.

Second, turn the Instant Pot on to the sauté setting on medium/high heat. Then measure in 1 tablespoon of avocado or olive oil.

Next, cut up the beef into bite-sized pieces and season it well with salt and pepper. Place it in the pot and brown the meat on all sides. Then remove it, place it in another heat-proof container, cover, and set aside.

Now, add in the remaining oil and chopped onion. Turn the heat down to medium and cook until softened, 4-5 minutes or so. Add in the minced garlic and stir it together for 1-2 minutes more.

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💭 Top tip

After that, take a small bowl and measure in ½ cup of bone broth. To be honest, either beef or chicken bone broth will work. I generally just use whatever I have on hand.

Whisk the xanthan gum in the bone broth and let it sit. Xanthan gum is our magic ingredient in keto cooking and baking. It will thicken without adding a bunch of carbs like cornstarch or flour.

Next, return the beef to the pot along with the remaining bone broth, onion powder, parsley, smoked paprika, ground celery seed, and bay leaf. Stir it all together well.

Then, pour the xanthan gum mixture slowly into the pot while continuously whisking. As mentioned, this will help to thicken the gravy.

Set the Instant Pot to pressure cook on high for 15 minutes. Once complete, do a slow release on the air pressure for about 10 minutes. Then quick release any remaining pressure.

Now, taste and season the meat and gravy with salt and pepper. Simply remove the bay leaf, and it’s time to serve!

Spoon the keto beef tips over basic cauliflower rice or cauliflower mashed potatoes for a treat.

Garnish with sliced green onions if desired and enjoy!

Plate of keto beef tips with cauliflower mashed potatoes

🥣 How to store keto beef tips

Easy keto beef tips with gravy can be kept in the refrigerator in an air-tight container for four to five days.

Also, if you are cooking keto for one, you can divide the recipe into four equal portions. Put each portion in a freezer bag or other freezer-safe storage container. It can be kept in the freezer for up to one month.

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Easy Keto family dinners

I’m all about that first word, easy. Especially when it comes to making a dinner for the family. As a mom running my own business, I’m constantly busy, and a simple recipe for a home-cooked meal gives me more time to spend with the kids.

Lately, I am all about the kitchen gadgets that simplify my life. The Instant Pot is just awesome, and the Ninja Foodi goes even beyond. I love how my husband goes on about how convenient the Ninja Foodi is, and how moist it makes the meat.

This recipe can be made in either pressure cooker, or even adapted to the stovetop. Enjoy the flavors, and spend some time around the table with the family! Happy cooking.

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🍲 More keto dinner recipes

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  4. Keto Sloppy Joes
  5. Bacon Smothered Keto Tilapia
Easy Keto Beef Tips With Gravy on a plate

Easy Keto Beef Tips With Gravy

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 26 minutes
Total Time: 31 minutes

Delicious and comforting, keto beef tips with gravy are super-easy and moist in the Instant Pot or pressure cooker. Serve with a cauliflower mash for a fabulous low carb dinner.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp avocado or olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 pound beef tips (also called stew meat or cubed chuck)
  • 12 oz beef bone broth (or chicken)
  • 1 tbsp Worchestershire sauce
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground celery seed
  • 1/4 tsp xanthan gum
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 recipe cauliflower mashed potatoes

Instructions

  1. Turn the Instant Pot on to the sauté setting on medium/high heat and pour in 1 tablespoon of oil. Cut the beef into bite sized pieces and season with salt and pepper. Place in the pot and brown the meat on all sides. Remove it from the pot, cover, and set aside.
  2. Add in the remaining oil and chopped onion. Turn the heat down to medium and cook until softened, about 4-5 minutes. Add in the minced garlic and stir it 1-2 minutes more.
  3. Take a small bowl and measure in 1/2 cup of bone broth. Whisk in the xanthan gum and let sit.
  4. Return the beef to the pot along with the remaining bone broth, onion powder, parsley, smoked paprika, ground celery seed, and bay leaf. Stir well.
  5. Pour the xanthan gum mixture slowly into the pot while whisking.
  6. Pressure cook on high for 15 minutes.
  7. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Remove the bay leaf and serve over cauliflower mashed potatoes.
  8. Garnish with sliced green onions if desired.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 234Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 238mgCarbohydrates: 2gNet Carbohydrates: 1gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 28g

*Nutrition Facts per MyFitnessPal.com. For most accurate facts, calculate your own with the exact ingredients you use in the recipe.

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Nutrition Disclaimer

Please be aware I am not a medical specialist or nutritional professional. On this blog, I share recipes and what works for me. Please do not take anything on this blog as medical advice and always consult with your doctor before starting any diet or exercise program.

I use MyFitnessPal.com to calculate nutrition facts as a courtesy to my readers, and I remove erythritol from the final carb count and net carb count because does not affect my own blood glucose levels.  

This is as accurate as possible, but it’s best to independently calculate nutritional information on your own with the specific ingredients you use. I expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website.

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