Get a nutritious dinner on the table with minimal ingredients and little kitchen prep with Slow Cooker Beef Tips and Mushrooms.
And just like that, we are almost one month into the busy back to school season. I anticipated earlier bedtimes, juggling of sports schedules, and yes, maybe even a few teary drop-offs for Mom and a kiddo or two, but one thing I didn’t expect was this: needing to have dinner ready at 4pm, 6pm or 8pm depending on who is going where after school. i.e. someone having baseball, gymnastics, karate, and at all different times. OH MY! “Mom’s bringing out the slow cooker guys!!!!”
Have you heard of the saying, “go with what you know?” That’s why this recipe has both beef and my slow cooker involved. Because I know there’s nothing better than beef when it comes to fueling my busy home team. And that I wouldn’t be able to juggle after-school activities and homework without my slow cooker doing dinner for me.
Beef for Back to School
I suppose for many of you might find yourself in the same dinnertime conundrum. Balancing schedules all while wanting to properly fuel your little athletes. Beef gives my family the high-quality protein that helps sustain them through their busy days. In addition, the iron, zinc and B vitamins in beef are critical for healthy brain development and function both now and in the future. While I’m not trying to bulk any of their growing bodies [just yet], a serving or two of slow cooker steak tips with mushrooms helps them satisfied throughout the day, all while helping their performance both in the classroom and on the field.
As you can imagine, I ate most of the greens and squash. And the kids ate most of the beef. There really weren’t many leftovers for Mom. Which is telling when it comes to my beef recipes. I think the kids are starting to catch on to my employer…
More Slow Cooker Beef Recipes for Busy Families
Beef Up the School Year
While nutrient needs might change depending on the age and stage of growing bodies, what has not changed is children’s need for high-quality protein, such as beef, to fuel their active bodies and developing brains. That’s the #1 reason why this recipe is dietitian-Mom approved. Whether you’re looking to beef-up your child’s lunchtime routine or simplify family mealtimes during the busy back to school season, beef provides the foundation for a healthy diet and lifestyle. I hope your entire family [and Google calendar] gives this recipe two-thumbs up!
- 1.5 pounds Top Sirloin Steak, cut into 1-inch thick cubes
- 2-3 cups of mushrooms, mixed varieties
- 1 yellow onion, halved and sliced
- 1 cup beef broth
- 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
- 1 package Lipton Beefy Onion Soup Mix
- Add ingredients to slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
- Serve with mashed potatoes, roasted potatoes, or roasted squash.
Here are some helpful links provided by the Beef Checkoff that helped me develop this recipe: