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Old Fashioned Beef and Noodles

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.
Course Main Dish - Beef
Cuisine American - Vintage
Keyword beef, slow cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 639kcal
Author Marye


  • 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
  • Parsley


  • Season both sides of chuck roast with salt & pepper, rubbing it in gently.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet until popping.
  • Add roast.
  • 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.


Calories: 639kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 175mg | Sodium: 794mg | Potassium: 775mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 9.1% | Vitamin C: 2.5% | Calcium: 6.4% | Iron: 23.5%