Ingredients in Beef & Noodles:
At the bottom of this post is the complete printable recipe. Here are some images to demonstrate how straightforward it is to make.
The chunks of beef, onions, and celery should all be added to a large stovetop pot.
When the vegetables and meat are tender, add the stock, season with salt and pepper, and cover the pot.
To thicken the gravy, I add a little cornstarch/water mixture. And then toss in the noodles.
As an alternative, you could fry the beef tips in a little oil after dredging them in flour, salt, and pepper.
I just never include that part because it moves along more quickly and I can eat it sooner.
Crock Pot Beef and Noodles Recipe
With this recipe for crock pot beef and noodles, I’m Amy from House of Nash Eats, and I’m thrilled to share one of my favorite hearty meals with you today. I think of this dish as almost a cross between beef stew and chicken noodle soup, but without the typical vegetables (although you could add some chopped carrots and celery if you wanted to).
A hearty and comforting dinner that is very satisfying is beef and noodles. It’s wonderful all year round, but fall or winter nights are especially cozy!
For beef and noodles, I enjoy making my own homemade egg noodles. This type of comfort food’s thick, chewy noodles, which stand up to the flavorful, succulent beef, are one of its greatest joys.
Making your own egg noodles is simple and extremely cost-effective. However, most grocery stores also sell frozen egg noodles in their freezer section. They perform significantly better than dried egg noodles, which I do not suggest using in this recipe because the savory beef chunks and the noodles take center stage. If you can’t find fresh egg noodles, you can definitely use a package of dried egg noodles in a pinch.
The noodle recipe I’m sharing is the same one I grew up with and use in my chicken noodle & dumpling soup, except I doubled the amount for a higher noodle to meat ratio. I’ve made them dozens of times over the years and they are incredibly easy and forgiving. You can even make the noodles a few days in advance and refrigerate them so they are ready to go for your crock pot beef and noodles. Or even freeze the uncooked egg noodles for up to 3 months!
Although I believe the proportion of beef to noodles is perfect as written, my husband absolutely adores noodles and constantly requests that I double that portion of the recipe.
How do you thicken broth for beef and noodles?
Beef and noodles are thickened by adding flour to the gravy mixture. When the gravy has thickened, add one tablespoon of flour to the mixture. Add more, if needed.
Can you freeze beef and noodles?
For up to two months, beef and noodles can be frozen in an airtight container. Add a little beef broth when defrosting and reheating to help the creamy sauce come back to life.
How do you make beef noodle soup?
- Over medium-high heat, cook stew meat, onion, and celery until the meat is browned on all sides, about 5 minutes.
- Stir in carrots, then season with bouillon, parsley, and pepper. Stir in water and add egg noodles.
- Boil for a few minutes, then simmer for 30 minutes on low heat.
What are in egg noodles?
Egg noodles are a particular kind of noodle made from eggs and flour. Other varieties of noodles, like the premade pasta used in spaghetti, are made with flour and water. Eggs and flour are combined to create the dough for egg noodles until they resemble clay.