This post is sponsored by Certified Angus Beef ® brand. All opinions are my own.
This slow cooked beef and noodles recipe is classic comfort food that’s packed with old fashioned goodness. It’s an easy recipe full of old fashioned goodness – and your family will love it! Plus, with this simmering in the crockpot all day you won’t need candles to make the house smell good!
For this recipe you’ll need: chuck roast ( I prefer Certified Angus Beef ® brand) , kosher salt, pepper, oil, onion, celery, garlic, beef stock, guijillo chile pepper, butter, parsley, egg noodles
Recently I was part of a group of bloggers that were invited to help celebrate the 40th anniversary of Certified Angus Beef ® brand with a #BrandtheBarn trip to the Blythe Family Farms in Kansas. If you follow me on Instagram you got to see a lot of the moment by moment fun!
Mom’s Old Fashioned Beef and Noodles
In honor of the trip I decided to make on of my mother’s recipes – a favorite when I was growing up. My mom was from the midwest and she and her siblings knew how to put comfort food on the table.
Mom would put a hunk of beef in a big pot that she’d had forever (seriously – it’s from the 1930s) and brown it on all sides. Then she’d add broth and seasoning vegetables and set it on the back of the stove to simmer for hours.
Well, once she got a slow cooker the simmering part became pretty effortless. She still browned the meat on all sides and I think that’s a big part of the flavor in this old fashioned beef and noodles recipe. Browning the meat gives it a more robust flavor and adds some texture. You can skip that step if you must but I don’t recommend it. With out the browning step the recipe is pretty average. Once you brown that beef though – WOW.
I add part of the beef broth to the water I cook the egg noodles in because it gives them that “second day” flavor. You know, things like this are always better on the second day because they’ve had time for the flavors to blend? Well this speeds that process up.
Slow Cooker Beef and Noodles FAQs and Tips
Have question? I have answers!
Experience Level: Easy – some cooking experience
Can you cook noodles in beef broth?
Yes you can. I think cooking them in all beef broth is a little too much for this recipe so I used part water but you can cook them in just beef broth if you like.
How do you make homemade egg noodles?
You can use purchased ones or you can make them yourself! It’s easy to do – here’s my favorite recipe for homemade egg noodles.
Can you put uncooked noodles in soup and stews?
You can but I think that the texture suffers and it tends to make the soup broth or meat gravy starchy. I don’t recommend it.
How do you thicken up beef broth?
Make a slurry (basically a blended goop) from either cold water and 2 tablespoons cornstarch OR hot broth and 4 tablespoons flour. Whisk until smooth and completely combined.
Can you freeze homemade beef and noodles?
Yes but the noodles may get a little mushy when you reheat.
More Yummy Beef Recipes
Being from Texas we eat a lot of beef! Here are some more recipes you’ll love!
- Beef Tips and Gravy
- Classic Swiss Steak in the Slow Cooker
- Beef Round Roast
- Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa
- Slow Cooked Beef Ragu Sauce
- Beef Taco Skillet Dinner
- Crockpot Shredded Beef Tacos
- Easy Beef Enchiladas
- Braised Beef with Red Onion Gremolata
- Slow Cooker Italian Beef Sandwiches
- Texas Cheese Steak Sandwiches
- Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Jalapeno Cheese Grits
- Old Fashioned Meatloaf
Slow Cooker Beef and Noodles Recipe
I love old fashioned beef and noodles any time of the year! It’s hearty, delicious, and budget friendly. Plus, it doesn’t heat the kitchen up since you’re using a slow cooker. If you love this recipe please give it five stars!
Easy old fashioned beef and noodles is such and easy recipe! Beef cooks in the slow cooker for hours until it's tender and full of flavor. Quickly cook the noodles and you're good to go.
- 2 1/2 pounds chuck roast I prefer Certified Angus Beef
- 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
- 3 tablespoons oil
- 1 cup onion diced
- 2 cups beef stock divided use
- 2 teaspoons garlic minced
- 2 stalks celery
- 1 guijillo chile pepper dried - optional
- 2 cups water
- 16 ounces egg noodles
- 1/2 cup butter divided use
Season both sides of chuck roast with salt & pepper, rubbing it in gently.
Heat oil in a large skillet until popping.
Brown for 3 minutes, turn, and brown the other side.
Remove from heat.
Oil the inside of your slow cooker.
Add the onion, celery, and garlic.
Transfer the roast to the slow cooker.
Pour 1 cup of the beef broth into the cooker.
Add the guijillo pepper if you are using it.
Cover crock pot and cook on low for 8 - 10 hours.
Remove the celery and shred the meat with two forks about 30 minutes before cooking time is over.
Replace the cover to the slow cooker.
About 10 minutes before you are ready to serve dinner bring 2 cups of water and the remaining beef broth to a boil in a large pot.
Add the 1/4 cup butter and the egg noodles.
Cook until tender.
Drain and stir in the remaining butter.
Serve the beef over the noodles.
Sprinkle with parsley before serving.
You can thicken the gravy by pouring it into a saucepan and stirring in 2 tablespoons of cornstarch that has been blended with 1/4 cup cold water. Simmer until thick.
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