Saucy Beef Tips and Sticky Rice:
I used our home raised beef - sirloin. Cut your meat into chunks for browning.
I made a mixture of flour, garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper. Dust the chunks of meat in the flour mixture. Fry the meat. I used both oil and butter.
You only want to brown the meat - not cook it. Don't toss out the extra flour - once meat is removed, use that for the rue. Just dump the extra flour mixture and brown it up a bit.
Once the flour is browned, I added a jar of my home canned tomatoes. Stir up the bottom of the pan to get all the drippings. I also added 2 Tbs. Worcestershire sauce and 2 Tbs. beef base along with 2 Cups of water. This will depend on how much juice is in your tomatoes. Cut up a sweet union and put in crock pot. Dump all of the meat and gravy in the crock pot and cook on low for 8 hrs. or medium/high for 4 hrs. Or, until the meat is done - it will be very tender.
Serve over rice, noodles or mashed potatoes.
Blessings from Wisconsin.