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Beef tips cook with a homemade gravy in this slow cooker recipe. Comfort food made healthy! This recipe is both paleo and whole30 compliant.

Slow Cooker/Instant Pot Beef Tips & Gravy (Low-Carb, Paleo, Whole30)

  • Author: Fit SlowCooker Queen
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 10 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x




Slurry: 3 tbsp Bob’s Red Mill Arrowroot Starch/Flour, 6 tbsp water (or more)


Slow Cooker

  1. Add beef and onion to the bottom of the slow cooker.
  2. In a medium size bowl, mix together the gravy ingredients.
  3. Pour gravy and ghee into the slow cooker.
  4. Cook HIGH 3-4 hour or LOW 6-8.
  5. In a small bowl mix together slurry. Pour slurry into the slow cooker and stir.
  6. Cook an additional 10-15 minutes on HIGH or until gravy has thickened to your liking.

Instant Pot

  1. Turn on the Instant Pot and select Sauté. Once hot add ghee to the pot.
  2. Once ghee is melted, add the beef and sear until browned, 2-3 minutes on each side. Remove beef from and set aside.
  3. Add onion and garlic and cook for a 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently.
  4. Add the bone broth and deglaze the bottom of the pressure cooker by scraping all the bits off with a wooden spoon.
  5. Add the beef back to the pot along with all remaining ingredients EXCEPT the arrowroot slurry. Close lid and seal valve. Set high pressure and cook for 9 minutes.
  6. Natural release pressure for 5 minutes then manually the remaining pressure.
  7. In a small bowl, mix together arrowroot slurry. Pour slurry into the Instant Pot and stir to mix well. Turn Instant Pot to WARM setting until gravy has thickened to your liking.