A simple marinade, a little patience, and a very hot oven is all you need to prepare Roasted Herbed Beef Tips. Use a good cut of beef for the most tender bites!
Moist, succulent, perfectly seasoned, and bite-sized; these are just a few ways to describe these Roasted Herbed Beef Tips. Marinated and oven-roasted to perfection, and using the most simple ingredients, the beef is transformed into a mouth-watering dish with numerous serving options.
Roasted Herbed Beef Tips might just become my go-to beef recipe. And, not only because they are pop in your mouth delicious, but also because they are perfectly seasoned and absolutely the easiest beef dish I’ve ever made!
WHAT ARE BEEF TIPS?
In essence, beef tips are chunks of meat that have been cut from larger pieces. I always think of them as the pieces of meat that are trimmed away by a butcher to make a larger cut of beef look better.
Usually, beef tips are cut from roasts such as sirloin or tenderloin. But, to be perfectly honest, you can find beef tips that are the result of other cuts of beef as well. If you’re braising the beef tips, you can use just about any cut you want. But, that same freedom cannot be applied to this recipe. If you have stewing beef, which is tough, you can try this beef tips and gravy recipe.
For this recipe, you’ll want to us a cut of beef that’s tender such as sirloin. This will also work with a beef tenderloin. And, if you’re disparate, you can even dice up that huge steak you have sitting in the fridge!
I used sirloin for two reasons. First, it’s a tender cut of beef that doesn’t need a long and slow cooking time for it to be tender and moist. Secondly, it’s never an overly expensive cut. I do prefer to buy a whole sirloin and cube it myself rather than buy already prepared beef tips at the store.
HOW TO SERVE BEEF TIPS
These beef tips can be served in numerous ways. For instance, these would be great served along side mashed potatoes or a scalloped potato dish. Toss them into a pita or a wrap with some fresh-cut veggies, and your condiment of choice.
Add them to a simple pasta salad with a little olive oil and fresh parsley, salt, pepper, and garlic. Or, pile a few beef tips onto your favourite salad – how’s that for a great salad topping!?
I enjoy them the most when they are served alongside my Vegetable Potato Salad. The combination of potato salad and beef has always been a favourite of mine. My mom used to make a slow braised barbecue version of cubed beef and serve it with potato salad. It is in my top ten list of my most favoured meals.
IT’S SO EASY TO MAKE, ANYONE CAN DO IT!
Other than the taste, my favourite part of this recipe is how easy it is to make. In a nutshell, the ingredients are whisked together and tossed with the beef. You then set it in the fridge so that the beef can soak up all of those flavours.
Once that’s done, you line the beef cubes up on a wire cooling rack and bake them at a high temperature for 20 minutes. It really could not get any easier than that!
Depending on how I feel at the time, I sometimes cut the cooking time short by a few minutes and then place the beef under a broiler to get it nice and charred. Char is flavour!
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Roasted Herbed Beef Tips
- 2 pounds sirloin steak cut into 1 inch cubes
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons water
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon dried red chili flakes, optional
- Non-stick cooking spray
- Add all ingredients, except the beef, to a mixing bowl and whisk together.
- Pour the mixture into a large Ziploc bag.
- Add the beef and massage the bag to ensure all of the beef is covered by the marinade mixture.
- Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. (Can be left to marinate for up to 12 hours.)
- Remove the beef from the refrigerator and allow to sit at room temperature for at least 10 minutes. In the meantime, preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper to catch the grease, and position a wire cooling rack on top. Liberally spray the cooling rack with non-stick cooking spray.
- Position the cubes of beef onto the wire cooling rack, leaving a little space between each piece.
- Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and serve immediately.
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