These crockpot beef tips sliders are my go to meal on busy days. They are delicious and there’s always just a small amount of beef leftover to sneak in a leftover sandwich the next day.
I usually buy beef tips in bulk at Sam’s or Costco. It’s a cheaper cut of meat but if you let it cook on low all day in the slow cooker it will come out tender. The key with this recipe is to brown the beef tips first and make sure they are totally covered with liquid in the crock pot as they are cooking.
If you don’t like blue cheese, keep reading. I’ve included a few variations to this recipe that are delicious!
Crockpot Beef Tips Sliders
- 1 pound beef tips
- 3 TBSP butter
- 1 onion
- 4 cups beef stock I use better than bullion mixed with water.
- 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- 1 TBSP minced garlic
- 1 teas salt
- 1 teas pepper
- 1/2 teas thyme
- 1/2 teas rosemary
- 6 ounce tomato paste small can
- 1 pack Hawaiian rolls
- 1 TBSP butter
- 1 TBSP olive oil
- 1 onion
- blue cheese
- Melt butter in skillet.
- Add beef tips and brown. This takes 2-3 minutes, do not overcook.
- Remove beef from heat.
- Dice onion.
- Add onion, stock, Worcestershire, soy sauce, tomato paste, and seasonings to the crock pot.
- Mix together.
- Add beef tips to the crockpot including any drippings from the pan.
- Make sure the beef is completely covered by the liquid. If not add water.
- Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
- Beef is done when it falls apart when touched with a fork.
- Slice onion into slices.
- Heat butter and olive oil in a skillet.
- Add onion and stir frequently.
- You are basically caramelizing the onions – but this takes forever so I usually cook them for about 25-30 minutes and add a little sugar to help caramelize them.
- Slice Hawaiian rolls in half to make the sandwiches.
- Add beef tips, blue cheese, and onions.
- If you don't like blue cheese you can make this with sharp cheddar and dijon mustard or your favorite cheese and a spicy mayo. Any way you make these sandwiches they are delicious.
- I serve them just like this but you can put the sandwiches on a pan and toast them for 3 minutes in the oven if you want to get fancy.
Personally I love blue cheese, but I know a lot of people don’t so if you fall into the “don’t like blue cheese” category try these substitutions.
- Cheddar cheese and dijon mustard.
- Any cheese and spicy mayo.
- American cheese (definitely toast these if you are using American).
- Mozzarella cheese and onions.
To make this recipe ahead of time for a potluck follow the directions above. Assemble the sliders and place them in a 9×13 casserole dish. Remember to lightly spray the dish with nonstick spray before placing the beef tips sliders in the pan. Cover tightly with foil.
When ready to serve heat the sliders in the covered dish for 15 minutes at 325 degrees. You can brush some melted butter on the sliders the last 2-3 minutes of baking and uncover. They will be toasted and delicious. I only recommend storing them for 24 hours because they will get a little soggy from the liquid if you keep them in the fridge for longer.
If you have any leftover meat store in an airtight container in the fridge with the liquid from the crockpot. It will taste even better the next day!