Keto Comfort Food That Keeps You Lean

By Karly Campbell August 26th, 2020 | Image Source: That Low Carb Life

BEEF TIPS AND GRAVY is pure comfort food and this version is low carb and keto! We serve ours over a pile of mashed cauliflower for a hearty dinner that the whole family will request again and again.

I’m such a sucker for comfort food. Which, I guess…who isn’t?

But lately, I have been on a major comfort food kick. I’m sure the rest of the world is right along with me in that. 2020 has been rough, right?

I wanted to bring you all a little comfort today with one of our all time favorite keto recipes…keto beef tips and gravy!

The beef is so tender, the sauce is so rich, hearty, and savory, and when you serve these over my mashed cauliflower, I swear you’ll never guess you’re eating a low carb dinner.

This is a meal that the whole family will love!

What are beef tips?

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Beef tips often are referring to beef tenderloin or sirloin, however this term isn’t regulated and grocery stores will also sell many different cuts of meat labeled as beef tips.

For quick cooking recipes, you’d want to be sure you were getting tenderloin or sirloin tips (just confirm with your butcher before purchasing). This will ensure your meat is nice and tender.

But, for this recipe and others like it, a cut like chuck roast is the better option because we’re cooking it low and slow. This is the more economical choice and, in the end, the beef is going to be super tender thanks to the way we cook it.

If your grocery store doesn’t sell ‘beef tips’ you can purchase a chuck roast and cut it into bite sized pieces or you can buy a package of stew meat. Both work great!

How to cook beef tips:

We’re going the more economical route and using chuck roast for our beef tips, which means we’ll want to first sear the meat to build in some of that deep, savory flavor.

Next, you’ll want to simmer the beef, covered, for a couple of hours to let it get nice and tender.

The meat cooks in a rich sauce of broth, bouillon, Worcestershire, onion, and spices. Think onion soup mix, but instead of a packet, we’re doing the seasoning ourselves.

To thicken the sauce, you’ll whisk a little xanthan gum into the broth and let it simmer for 30 minutes to thicken up.

Voila! Beef tips and gravy!

You’ll definitely want a plate full of mashed cauliflower to soak up some of that delicious gravy. It’s so good I could almost drink it!

What is xanthan gum:

Xanthan gum sounds a little weird, but it’s a totally natural product that’s added to more foods than you realize. It’s used to thicken and stabilize products like salad dressings, soups, ice creams, syrups, and many gluten free foods.

It’s a soluble fiber, which means it’s a carb that your body doesn’t break down.

You probably already eat it, you just likely don’t cook with it at home unless you’re well versed in this low carb life.

It’s easily found at most well-stocked grocery stores or you can order it from my Amazon link.

Author: Karly Campbell

Source: That Low Carb Life: BEEF TIPS AND GRAVY

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