April 11, 2011

Beef Loin Tips

Some time ago we bought a side of beef from cattle-raising friends. (Oh my, is that good! We used to buy a quarter from dairy farmers when we lived in Michigan, but those were dairy steers. This was an angus, bred and raised for the freezer.) Now the freezer shelves are nearly empty and there are a few cuts that I've not cooked before, so I'm researching recipes and trying new things.

I didn't know what to do with the 2 packages marked "loin tips". I found online recipes for loin tip roast, but this wasn't a roast; the package contained 2 "steaks". I also wanted to make this meal in my crockpot. So I combined and tweaked two online recipes into this dish:

BEEF LOIN TIPS IN CROCKPOT

Cut loin tips into 1" pieces. Coat with 1/4 cup flour, and add to crockpot. (Could brown the beef first.)

Add:
1 can beef broth
1 onion, sliced
1 cup mushrooms (I used 1/2 cup dehydrated mushrooms & some additional water)
1 green pepper, sliced (I used dehydrated peppers)
splash of lemon juice
1/2 tsp salt
1/16 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp tomato paste
1/8 cup red wine

Although I thought I had a bottle of Worcestershire sauce, I evidently did not, so I used a good splash of soy sauce instead. I also did not have any wine.

This smelled so good simmering all day in the crockpot. I served it over rice. YUM. Supposedly this serves 4 but the two of us ate it all. I'll make the other package the same way and not change a thing - except that now I have Worcestershire sauce.

I need to find out how to prepare prime rib next. I've put this one off because we've only ever had prime rib from expensive restaurants on important occasions, and I'm afraid we'll be disappointed in my attempt. Do you have a tried and true method/recipe?

1 comment:

  1. This looks so nice and i am sure it is delicious. This recipe definelty i will try, thanks for sharing with us.

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