Pan Seared Beef Tips and Mushrooms

Whaaat? Yes! Once again this week, we take basic ingredients and transform them, effortlessly, into a thick, rich, low-carb, gourmet meal. You see, you really don't have to be a chef or even a whiz in the kitchen to make fabulous food at home.

Beef Tips and Mushrooms are traditionally made from smaller chunks of bigger roasts and can be many kinds of cuts of meat. "Beef Tips" is a generic term, and can mean many things, which is great for at-home cooking, because it gives us flexibility.

In this case, we just take a whole, tender steak and cut it into pieces ourselves. You can also get tips from the butcher, but honestly, you have no idea WHAT is in that package. Yuck.

So... I prefer to cut my own because it is more economical and because I know what cut I am getting. (As a side note, do NOT use stew beef for this dish- only use tender cuts that will cook quickly.)

The browning is what is KEY to making this recipe as luscious as it is. But just what IS it about browned beef that makes it SO dang tasty?

There's actually some science behind it. Browning occurs because of the Maillard reaction, a chemical reaction where sugars and amino acids in the meat react to the heat and create new, flavorful compounds. (The same reaction occurs when you toast bread.)

Ready to eat? Grab that steak out of your freezer, cut it up and have at this mouthwatering recipe. I promise, it's a winner.

Happy Cooking!


Pan Seared Beef Tips and Mushrooms

  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 Minutes
  • Total Time: 35 Minutes

Servings: ~4 Serving 



  1. Add beef to a bowl and sprinkle with seasoning. Toss to coat evenly.

  2. Place a well-seasoned cast iron pan on the stove over high heat. If you do not have one, use a nonstick skillet and spray with nonstick spray.

  3. Add the beef to the pan in a single layer. Let it cook for 5-7 minutes until a rich, browned crust forms on the meat. Flip the meat to the other side and repeat the process to brown on the other side. 

  4. Remove the meat from the pan and place in a bowl. Cover with a clean kitchen towel to keep warm.

  5. Turn the heat to medium high and pour in the broth. Use a wooden spoon to scrape all the browned bits off the bottom of the pan. Add the Garlic Gusto seasoning and the mushrooms and let the mixture simmer until it is reduced by half.

  6. Add the beef back to the pan and toss to coat in the sauce. Serve hot.

    Serving Size 5 oz. beef with 1 C mushrooms and 2 T sauce and is 1 Lean, 1 Green, 0 Healthy Fat and 2 Condiment options.

Nutrition Facts


Optavia Counts Per Serving

1 -  Lean

0 - Leaner

0 - Leanest

1 - Green

2 - Condiments

0 - Healthy Fat

Weight Watchers Points
Per Serving

3 Weight Watchers Points

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Nutritional Data Information:

This website is written and produced for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and the nutritional data on this site has not been evaluated or approved by a nutritionist or the Food and Drug Administration. Nutritional information is offered as a courtesy and should not be construed as a guaran- tee. The data is calculated through an online nutritional calculator, Very Well Fit. Although I do my best to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures should be considered estimates only. Varying factors such as product types or brands purchased, natural fluctuations in fresh produce, and the way ingredients are processed change the effective nutritional information in any given recipe. Furthermore, different online calculators provide different results depending on their own nutrition fact sources and algorithms. To obtain the most accurate nutritional information in a given recipe, you should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe, using your preferred nutrition calculator.