Beef Tips and Artichokes with Merlot and Black Pepper Gravy

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 cup merlot wine

2 packages (17 ounces) beef tips with gravy (recommended: Hormel)

2 teaspoons steak seasoning

2 teaspoons cracked black peppercorns

1 box (8 ounces) frozen artichoke hearts, thawed

1 box (8 ounces) frozen petite peas with pearl onions, thawed

Basil Mashed Potatoes, recipe follows

Basil Mashed Potatoes:

1 container (24 ounces) home-style mashed potatoes (recommended: Country Crock)

1 tablespoon prepared pesto

1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, finely chopped


  1. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, bring the wine to a boil. Reduce the liquid by half, about 8 to 10 minutes. Add the beef tips, steak seasoning, and peppercorns Bring to simmer and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in the artichokes and peas and cook until heated through, about 4 more minutes. Serve hot. with Basil Mashed Potatoes.;

Basil Mashed Potatoes:

  1. Remove the plastic from the mashed potatoes. Microwave uncovered on high setting for 3 minutes. Remove from the microwave and stir. Return to microwave and cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the pesto and chopped fresh basil. Serve hot.