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Savory Beef and Onions


This easy skillet recipe uses beef tips or lean stew beef.  The beef is browned then simmered with onions and seasonings and served over rice.

Cook Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes


  • 2 large sweet or yellow onions, quartered and sliced
  • 3 tablespoons shortening or vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds beef tips or lean stew beef, cut into bite-size cubes
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried leaf thyme, crumbled
  • 2 cups low sodium beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • hot cooked rice


Heat shortening in a large skillet over medium heat; add onions and fry until browned. Add beef; turn heat to medium-high and fry until browned. Mix flour with the salt, pepper and thyme; sprinkle over the beef. Add broth, vinegar, and ketchup. Stir to blend ingredients. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for about 1 1/2 hours, or until meat is tender. Cooking time depends on tenderness of beef used. Serve with hot cooked rice.
Serves 6.

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