Three Ingredients Beef Tips & Gravy


It is unbelievable how this tasted so good with only three ingredients and I cooked it in the slow cooker! It does not get any simpler than this and the meat…..well it was absolutely fall apart tender and the flavor was amazing! Fix this with rice or potatoes, add a vegetable and you have a complete delicious meal.

Source: Dinah Moore from the Facebook group Frugal Family Food Community






Pour the tomato soup and dry onion

soup mix into the slow cooker.



Stir to combine.



Cut the chuck roast into 1” squares,

discarding excess fat and any bone.

Place them into the slow cooker

mixing them with the soup mixture.



Cook on high for 4 hours and

serve with rice or potatoes.


Three Ingredients Beef Tips & Gravy



  • 1 – 3# – 5# Chuck Roast
  • 1 – 10.75 oz can of tomato soup
  • 1 envelope onion dry soup mix


  1. Pour the tomato soup and the onion soup mix into the slow cooker and stir to combine.
  2. Cut the chuck roast into 1″ cubes discarding any bones and large pieces of fat.
  3. Add the beef cubes to the soup mixture, stirring to coat all of the pieces.
  4. Cook on high for four hours.
  5. Serve with rice or potatoes.


  1. Though I finally left slow-cooking to my wife and her more usual device, I must note my ownership and use for decades of a Rival Slow-Cook Countertop OVEN. Ceramic, polycarbonate door, 2 speeds=get the food hot, let it slow cook.

    Owned for about 40-50 years, now. Few years back, I emailed Rival asking if they will ever be doing an updated model? No one there knew what I was talking about.


    Sent from my iPad Ed Campbell [Eideard]


  2. I have a roast that I was just going to cook with onion soup in the slow cooker, but I am going to try this instead. I will let you know how it turns out.

  3. Ohh… I love slow cooks but does your slow cook make your meat soft and shredded? In your photo, your meats are still in cubes. I work full time and every time I come home to my slowcook meals, my meats are all shredded. Any tips on how to not let that happen?

    • Melanie I cut my meat into cubes before cooking. It stayed in cubes but was super tender. You could stab it with a fork and was very tender. If you cut the cubes too small they tend to shred more. I like to cut mine 1” to 1-1/2” in size and this is how mine turn out. Also may be the type of meat your use. I like to use chuck roast for this. I hope this helps!

  4. Yum. Diane, I have nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award. If you don’t participate in awards, please accept this as a compliment of high esteem. I enjoy your blog.

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