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Beef and Noodles

November 20, 2013Danita

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My husband was taught (from very young) that there are some things you NEVER say to your wife. One of those things being, “That’s not the way my mom makes it”, and to his credit, he’s never said that to me. Although, this Beef and Noodles dish did prompt me to ask his mother for some of his favorite recipes.

We hadn’t been married too long, about a year maybe, when my husband asked me if I knew how to make Beef and Noodles. I told him I wasn’t exactly sure but if he could describe it to me I could probably figure it out. It was a dish his mom made but I had never had it, so I wasn’t familiar with it. He told me all she did was boil the meat and put in some noodles. Well, I thought that sounded a little bland so I questioned him further. Was there anything else she put into it? Any seasonings or special ingredients? No, no, he insisted, just beef and noodles. I didn’t think it sounded so great but I figured if that’s what he liked, I’d try it.  

I did exactly what he said. I boiled some stew beef until it was tender then added some egg noodles, just like he said. We had it for dinner and sure enough….it wasn’t quite like his moms.

The next day, I called her (which I should have done before making it the first time) and asked about it. As it turns out, there was a little more to it. The key ingredient? Onion Soup Mix! The next time I tried it, there was a world of difference…it was just like mom’s.

Here’s the Recipe:

(printable recipe card below)

  • 2 1/2- 3 lbs. beef – cut into small chunks  (stew beef, roast, any type that can be chunked)
  • Egg noodles (uncooked)
  • 2 envelopes dry Onion Soup Mix
  • 4 cups water

*I make mine in a crock pot but it can be made in a large pot on the stove*

beef and noodles105Combine all ingredients

In Crock pot:  Cook on high 4-5 hrs 

About 20-25 minutes before serving, add noodles

Serve when noodles are done

**The amount of noodles added depends on whether you like more beef or more noodles

Adding less noodles also give more “gravy”

More water can be added if needed to finish cooking noodles

**If cooking it in a pot on the stove, bring to a boil, cover and simmer for about an hour or until meat is very tender.  Return to boil and add noodles.  Cook until done**

beef and noodles109While I had my mother-in-law on the phone about this recipe I asked her to send some of his other favorites too!

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  1. 2 1/2- 3 cups Beef - cut into small chunks (stew beef, roast, any type that can be chunked)
  2. Egg noodles (uncooked)
  3. 2 envelopes dry Onion Soup Mix
  4. 4 cups water
  1. In a crock pot combine all ingredients
  2. Cook on high 4-5 hrs
  3. About 20-25 minutes before serving, add noodles
  4. **The amount of noodles added depends on whether you like more beef or more noodles
  1. **If cooking it in a pot on the stove, bring to a boil, cover and simmer for about an hour or until meat is very tender. Return to boil and add noodles. Cook until done**
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  • Cynthia

    March 18, 2016 at 10:30 AM

    Can this be made on low for 8-9 hours? or would it fall apart too much?

    1. Danita

      March 18, 2016 at 10:58 AM

      Good question Cynthia.
      Yes, you can cook the beef on low for 8-9 hours, just not the noodles. I’d probably crank it up to high before adding the noodles. They may take a little longer to cook, like 20-30, just keep an eye on them. It’s also possible the meat will fall apart a little as you stir. Mine usually does but that just means it’s super tender.
      Thanks so much for stopping by. I’d love to hear how it turns out.

  • Rosey

    November 21, 2013 at 11:51 AM

    This kind of a hearty meal is my husband’s favorite, hands down, always! I’m visiting today from Thumping Thursdays. 🙂

  • kewkew

    November 20, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    This looks so tasty. Sort of stinks that I just started a wheat-free diet. I stopped by from Lovin’ the Weekend Blog Hops and I have to say, you have some great looking recipes here.
    I also wanted to let you know that you have been randomly selected as this coming weekend’s Featured Host! If you could, I need you to send me an email so I know you received this comment. Then I will need a short blurb to add to the post. Most people usually share why the blog, what they blog about, how long they’ve been blogging, that sort of thing. I will add it to the post, along with your button if you have one, I couldn’t see one. I will send you the html code to go live at 6pm EST on Friday Nov 22. We also ask that you promote on your social media during the weekend and we would love if you could share our Lovin’ The Weekend Blog Hops button (though that is not mandatory).
    I am looking forward to hearing from you. Please send an email to [email protected] and please put “Lovin’ The Weekend Featured Host” in the subject line.
    Have a blessed evening.

    1. Danita

      November 20, 2013 at 4:16 PM

      Thanks Karen! I sent you an email but not sure if it got through. Could you let me know if you get it. Thanks again

  • LindaI

    November 20, 2013 at 2:10 PM

    Thanks for the recipe! Best wishes, Linda

  • Angie Brewer (Snack Cups and Smiles)

    November 20, 2013 at 12:56 PM

    Yum! That looks good and even better, it’s an easy recipe. I’ve been looking for crockpot recipes since we get home so late there is no time to cook. This is perfect. Pinning for later.

  • Team Southerland

    November 20, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    I am going to have to try this for lunch. Looks delicious!

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