Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Crockpot Beef and Noodles

So lately I've been trying to search for some really delicious crockpot meals.  I only have a few that I make pretty regularly but would love to use my crockpot more often.  Dont' you just love it when the crockpot cooks supper??  Well, I DO!!  The trouble I seem to have is that so many of the recipes call for Cream of Mushroom soup- YUCK!   After lots of reading in cookbooks and online, I've found a few that I want to try over the coming weeks.  Here's the latest- CROCKPOT BEEF AND NOODLES.  I'll be honest - I've never made beef and noodles before but my hubby and I love chicken and noodles so I thought this would be a nice alternative.  Some of the recipes I found seemed rather bland and I wanted the beef to have some flavor.  After lots of searching and reviewing lots of recipes, here's what I came up with.  I think this dish turned out so delicious and I know I'll be making this again and again.  A recipe perfect for those cold winter days!  I hope you enjoy this one!!


 This is soooooo simple!!!!!  Have you ever used the crockpot liners???  They are fabulous!!!

 Place stew meat in crockpot and cover with 2 cans beef broth and 2 cups water.  I realize it looks like a lot of liquid.  Don't worry!!  You will need all that liquid later on to cook the noodles!!

 Add in minced garlic, onion powder, salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning.  Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours or LOW for 8 hours.

 For the last 30-45 minutes of cooking, add in a 16 oz. pkg. of egg noodles. 

                                     
 Cook until noodles are tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed. 

 Serve immediately!

 Enjoy!!

Crockpot Beef and Noodles
2 lbs. stew meat
2 (14.5 oz.)cans beef broth
2 cups water
1 1/2 T. Italian seasoning
1 T. minced garlic
1/2 t. onion powder
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. pepper
16 oz. pkg. egg noodles (goes in the crockpot the last 30-45 minutes)

Place stew meat in crockpot and cover with beef broth and water.  Add in Italian seasoning, garlic, onion powder, salt, and pepper.  Cook on HIGH for 4 hours or on LOW for 8 hours.  During last 30-45 minutes of cooking, add in egg noodles.

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48 comments:

  1. SO making these very soon!!! I have a ton of stew meat i need to find uses for. and i LOVE kluski noodles!!

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  2. These are the only noodles I use and there's only one store around here that carries them!! Can't wait to hear your review!!!

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  3. AND DINNER IS SERVED!!!!!!MMMMM! THANKS 4 SHARING AT WONKA WEDNESDAY!!! XOXO

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  4. We are having this for dinner tonight and it smells AWESOME!!! I can't wait to taste it. Thanks for sharing!!!

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  5. My noodles turned to mush after 1/2 hr. It made the entire meal into cement and was unedible. I had to dump it all in the trash along with this recipe.

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  6. Marie- So sorry the recipe didn't work for you. I'm wondering what kind of noodles you used. I've always had great results with kluski egg noodles as shown in the picture above.

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  7. Where do you buy the noodles? And are those big cans of beef broth or the small ones?

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  8. The cans of broth are the small ones (14.5 ounce I think). I just get the noodles at my local grocery store. Sorry I am just now seeing your comment!

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  9. I wonder if Reame's frozen egg noodles would work?

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  10. I have this cooking right now and was wondering how it would taste to add brown gravy after it is done or while its cooking? Has anyone tried that? Tried a recipe like this once and failed terribly, hoping for better results this time :)

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  11. Jessie- I've never tried the frozen noodles. If you do, please let us know what you think.

    Angie- I haven't tried that. Did you end up doing that? If so, how did it turn out? Hope you got better results this time!!!

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  12. Tried the gravy and it added alot more flavor, my noodles did turn to mush though :( This tasted great but is now a pot of mushy goo..LOL thinking next time I am going to turn the crockpot off then add the noodles.

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  13. This was the easiest meal I have ever made. I used the kluski noodles and it turned out perfect. They were delicious! Thanks for the recipe, Kristi!

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  14. I made this just last night and it was a big hit with my husband and 2 sons. I used amish kitchens wide egg noodles and added them 20 minutes before cooking was done...came out perfect. I served it over mashed potatoes! This was awesome. I will use this recipe again! Thank you! :)

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  15. Lori- So glad you liked it!

    Ashley- I'm glad you mentioned that your noodles only took 20 minutes to cook. I think you just have to keep an eye on those noodles and not let them cook too long and then serve immediately. Sounds great over mashed potatoes. Pure comfort food!!

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  16. beef broth does come in different sizes you know -_-

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  17. Danimal- Yes, I'm aware of that. I just went in and made the recipe more specific. Hopefully, there will be no more confusion! :) Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. no worries! i'm gonna make this today ;D

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    2. turned out great! i cooked for 8 hours on low. and i was home so i got to stir it a couple times. i added the noodles 30 min before the end and it didn't turn to mush or anything. are the people who have issues with the noodles cooking on high?

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  18. This looks delicious! My husband will be happy there is no cream of mushroom soup in it!

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  19. Danimal- That might be the problem! Good point!

    Carly- I doubt you'll see very many (if any) recipes on here with cream of mushroom soup! LOL!! Not a favorite of mine either!!

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  20. I am making this today for my cousin's family. She just had a baby. and I use the frozen noodles because they are my favorite. With your recipe, any idea on how long I should cook the noodles for in the crock pot on low? I don't want the noodles to become mush for them! Or would it be easier to cook them on the stove top and then just throw them in right before I pack up and head out? Thanks in advance!

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  21. Courtney- Sorry I'm just now seeing this! I have never used frozen noodles so I can't really give you any sound advice on that one. I hope it turned out well. Please let us know. There were others who were questioning whether they could use the frozen noodles.

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  22. I do a variation of this meal:
    3 cups boiled water
    1 McCormick pacakage of au jus gravy
    2-3 lbs of stew meat

    Cook on low for 6 hrs.

    I add lemon pepper, onion powder, and garlic salt intermittently but it's really up to whomever does it.

    Add a package of frozen egg noodles after six hours, turn the crock pot to high and cook for an additional hour.

    Towards the end of the 7th hour, I'll make 2-3 cups of white instant rice and mix it in.

    Incredibly easy and extremely hearty.

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  23. This was fantastic! Thanks so much. :)

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  24. I am making on stovetop in Dutch oven just because I have the time..will report!!

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  25. Loggins- Sounds yummy! Thank yo for sharing!

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  26. Sarah B. - So glad you liked the recipe!!

    Barb in Progress- Definitely let us know how it worked out!

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  27. I have all my ingredients ready!! Seem like a good day for some comfort food. High today is 29. I could not find that brand of noodle where I live, but I did purchase an Amish wide noodle so I hope it works. Well let you know!

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  28. Delicious
    . Cooked on low for 6 hours. The last two I cooked on high! Stew is really tender. I turned off my crockpot and put the noodles in at the very end. They soaked and got tender in no time! No mush here!!! And a side of mashed garlic red potatoes! Thanks for the recipe!

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  29. Thanks Skyral and Abbie H! I have some stew meat in the freezer! I've been wanting to make this again for a while now! Can't wait!! As I've said before, I think the key is to keep an eye on those noodles and not let them overcook!

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  30. The type of noodles you use are very important. You can't use regular egg noodles...you need to pick up the homestyle/homemade egg noodles. I use County Pasta homemade style egg pasta.

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  31. Thanks Bobbi Sue- you are right! It needs to be a hearty egg noodle. I just made this again last night and used Kluski (as shown above) and it was PERFECT!

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  32. Thank you for delicious recipe...threw in 1T A1, 2T dry Au Jus Mix and some fresh green beans,broccoli with the noodles. Hubby said "don't change a thing!", he had 3 helpings! I had mixed everything the night before and let it sit overnight. Crock Pot Pork Chops marinating now!

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  33. The thin egg noodles will most likely turn to mush if you leave them in for 30 mins. You MUST use the Amish noodles if you don't want mush after 30 mins. Just a tip.

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  34. I'm definitely trying this recipe. My son has been asking for beef and noodles like they made at his old preschool. ????? These look great so I'm starting with you. Thanks! Found you on Pinterest, btw.

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  35. I tried this tonight and it was delicious! For anyone looking for the Kluski noodles: if you can't find the Mrs. Weiss brand, Manischewitz also makes them. I found them in the kosher foods section of my grocery store, NOT in the pasta section with the other egg noodles. After reading the comments, I was worried about overcooking the noodles so I checked after 15 min. and then turned the crockpot off and uncovered them and let them cook like that for an addition 15 min. Perfect!

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  36. Kristi, I can't wait to try this recipe as beef and noodles are my favorite thing EVER but are time consuming when made from scratch. My hubby prefers premade noodles anyway so I'm sure it will be a hit. Also, as an FYI, we absolutely hate cream of mushroom soup as well...so for years I've substituted cream of celery soup in recipes and it works great! There are so many "cream" soups that you can try others if celery isn't your thing.

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  37. For nutrition/calorie purposes can you tell me how many this serves? I need to figure the calorie intake per person for this recipe, and I can't do that without knowing how much this makes. Thanks!

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  38. Jacki- I agree with the cream of celery suggestion! I've definitely done that before! I do love cream of celery soup!

    Jennifer- I'm not exactly sure how much this makes. I would have to guess it would serve 6-8. I wish I could give you a better answer.

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  39. ok so I have had this recipe cooking in the crockpot all day and was just taking a gander through the comments ya'll left when I realized that all I have on hand is regular egg noodles :(..... well there is no turning back now so I think I will just turn the crock pot off before adding the noodles and pray this does not turn to mush!! if it does I think I will Just cry because it smells so good!!!!! lol but for others that may be curious i will report back with the end result!!

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  40. delish!!! I went ahead with the regular egg noodles, turning off the crockpot then adding the noodles.After about 10 minutes I completely removed the crock pot from the base (heat source) for another 10-15 minutes with the lid half way on. They turned out fabulous!! huge hit with the hubby and the kids!! and beef and noodles is not one of my husbands favorite things! kids went back for seconds!! thanks for this easy quick recipe to a down home comfort dinner!!!

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  41. Noodles Box serves freshly prepared healthy noodles to noodles lovers all over India.

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  42. Thanks for the recipe found it on pint rest, and it was awesome! I put some fresh mushrooms in it, and it was delicious!

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  43. I am making this today, I am going to make my own noodles, thanks!! Cant wait to try it <3

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