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Savory Beef and Onions


Easy beef with onions, cooked in the skillet. Scroll down to see more beef recipes.

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 other cut of 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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