Crock pot Beef Tips with Mushroom Gravy {freezer meal}

Can beef tips with gravy be made without all the fuss of browning gravy over the stove top? Why yes it is easy using the crock pot and better yet, a frozen crock pot meal made in advance. This is another easy peasy prep in a gallon bag and freeze in an upright compact position for easier dumping. Slice it open the frozen meal with kitchen shears on crockin’ day and crock for 8 hours. Add the sour cream the last thirty minutes to an hour and mushrooms if you like. You’ll have a Sunday meal on a weekday if you’ve done your freezer cooking homework :)

Adapted from Mel’s Ultimate Beef Stroganoff

Crock pot Beef Tips with Mushroom Gravy


  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 6 tablespoons water
  • 2-3 pounds stew meat (or a 3-pound chuck roast, cubed by your butcher)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 medium, diced onion
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 ½ cups beef broth or stock
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 4-8 ounces sliced mushrooms (can or fresh), optional frozen in a quart size bag
  • 1/2 cup light or regular sour cream or half and half {save for the last cooking hour}


  1. Combine the water and flour in a gallon size freezer bag and mix well.
  2. Dump the remaining ingredients except sour cream and mushrooms in a gallon size freezer bag with the following instructions:
  3. Crock frozen on low 6-8 hours or until beef is tender.
  4. Add mushrooms and sour cream or half and half the last cooking hour.
  5. Serve over egg noodles, rice or mashed potatoes.
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6 thoughts on “Crock pot Beef Tips with Mushroom Gravy {freezer meal}

  1. Sandra C.

    Just to clarify, does the beef and seasonings go into the same gallon bag with the flour and water mixture, or does it go into a separate gallon bag?

    1. admin

      Everything goes into the bag except the mushrooms and sour cream. Freeze the mush separately and add sour cream the last hour.

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