Make Beef and noodles recipe for a quick and delicious weeknight dinner. Tender beef with the best flavor make an incredible dish to serve over pasta.

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Beef and noodles recipe:

Our schedule is super busy so easy dinner ideas like this beef and noodles recipe help us so much.  It is perfect for those busy weeknight meals, because it only takes 20 minutes to make!

The great thing about this recipe is that you can make this either in your crock pot, instant pot or on your stove. It is easy to make with easy ingredients.

This dinner idea can be make with beef tips or stew meat served with a creamy gravy on top of egg noodles. It is the best comfort food served on a busy weeknight and is a crowd pleaser.

Easy Skillet Beef and Noodle Recipe:

We love how easy this recipe is. The ingredient list might seem long, but trust me you probably have the majority of the ingredients in your pantry.

My family loves a good meal that is warm and comforting after a long day. This recipe is delicious and just warms your soul. It reminds of my grandma’s beef and noodle recipe.

The best part is that I can make it in the iron skillet on a busy weeknight or put in the crock pot for a perfect Sunday Night meal.

Ingredients needed - Beef Roast, butter, onion, beef broth, bay leaves, thyme leaves, salt and pepper, cornstarch, cold water, egg noodles.

Ingredients for easy beef tips and noodles recipe:

  • Beef Roast – If using a roast cut into small bite or buy beef stew meat.
  • Butter
  • Onion – Diced in small pieces
  • Beef broth
  • Bay Leaves
  • Dried Thyme Leaves
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Cornstarch
  • Cold Water
  • Extra Wide Egg Noodles

How to make Beef and Noodles:

  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add in the butter and onion and sauté until the onion is translucent. This takes about 3-4 minutes.
  • Next, add in the beef and brown the beef in the skillet with the onions for about 8-10 minutes over medium heat.
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  • Then pour 2 cups of the beef broth into the skillet and add in the seasoning.
  • Stir to combine and bring the mixture to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 20-30 minutes until the beef is tender.
  • Watch closely and slowly add in the last cup of the beef broth as the broth starts to cook off.
  • Mix the cornstarch into the ¼ cup cold water in a separate bowl.
  • Stir this mixture into the skillet mixture and allow this to cook for 10 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.
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  • While the sauce is thickening, cook the egg noodles in a separate pot based on the package instructions. 
  • Serve the beef mixture over the egg noodles and enjoy!

Make sure you have a good skillet to make this delicious recipe.

We use a cast iron skillet and it’s perfect for this recipe. Cooking with a cast iron is amazing! You can make so many different recipes and they are great for skillet recipes.

If you are not already cooking with one, you should. They are amazing and the food cooks so evenly. Don’t be hesitant to use cast iron because it really is simple to use and maintain. It cooks the food so evenly and recipes turn out great.

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How to cook Instant Pot Beef and Noodles:

You can easily cook this meal in your instant pot. Just like in your skillet, you can sear your meat in the instant pot. Here are some easy steps:

  • Heat olive oil in the instant pot, then add in meat and sear.
  • Then you would add in the other ingredients except for the noodles. Secure the lid and cook on high pressure for 15 minutes.
  • While you beef and gravy are cooking, boil your egg noodles. Once done boil, then drain and set aside.
  • Serve and enjoy
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How to make Crock Pot Beef and Noodles:

This meal is great cooked in the crock pot. I put the cut up roast and all the ingredients except for the noodles in the crock pot and cook. We cook on low for about 6-8 hours.

I still cook my noodles separately and top with the beef and gravy. Perfect meal to come home to. Your house will smell amazing.

Tips for easy Beef Tips and Noodles:

  • To save time, we also like to keep diced onion and bell pepper in the freezer so it is easy to add to any recipe we like.
  • Another time saving tip is to use a small food chopper or food processor to quickly and easily chop the onions.
  • You can also use ground beef instead of roast for the meat.
  • Worcestershire Sauce can be added in. It is great combined with the other ingredients.
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Can I freeze Beef and Noodles?

This is the perfect recipe to freeze. We like doubling the recipe so that I can have it for an easy meal. You will only want to freeze the beef and gravy mixture and not the noodles.

Put the beef and gravy in a freeze safe container. When you are ready to reheat, remove from the freezer and let it thaw in the refrigerator. Reheat meal on the stovetop or microwave.

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Save money and make this frugal and easy beef tips and noodles recipe. 

You can really stretch your meat budget with the pasta. It is such a frugal meal! Use shredded beef, chuck roast or roast beef for other tasty ideas.

Feel free to try other types of pasta. We have tried penne and bowtie and the dish was amazing.  Try homemade noodles.  Shop your pantry and just use what you have!

I like to use what I can purchase on sale at the grocery store or already have in the freezer. Just use what you have. The great thing about this recipe is how versatile it is.

How to store:

We love having leftovers for this meal. It is perfect to put in individual containers for a lunch for my husband and I. This is probably one of my husbands favorite meal to have leftovers.

Just reheat in the microwave for about 1 minute increments, stirring after each minute.

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Try this Beef and Noodles Recipe recipe tonight!

This is the best comfort food and such a tasty noodle dish. We love to use a skillet but feel free to use the slow cooker. The crock pot is a great idea if you will be away all day.

You can try new ingredients such as red wine, cream of mushroom soup and more.

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What to serve with beef and noodles recipe:

Print this recipe for beef and noodles below:

Beef and Noodles

4.93 from 462 votes
Try this easy dinner idea – Beef and Noodles. This recipe is a frugal take on the traditional dinner of beef and noodles.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine Italian
Course Main Course
Calories 389
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 1.5 Pound Beef Roast cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 Tbsp Butter
  • 1/2 Onion diced
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1/2 tsp Dried Thyme Leaves
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup Cold Water
  • 12 oz Extra Wide Egg Noodles

Instructions

  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat.  Add in the butter and onion and sauté until the onion is translucent (3-4 minutes).
  • Add in the beef and brown the beef in the skillet with the onions (8-10 minutes) over medium heat.
  • Then pour 2 cups of the beef broth into the skillet and add in the seasoning.  Stir to combine and bring the mixture to a boil.  Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 20-30 minutes until the beef is tender. Watch closely and slowly add in the last cup of the beef broth as the broth starts to cook off.
  • Mix the cornstarch into the ¼ cup cold water in a separate bowl.  Stir this mixture into the skillet mixture and allow this to cook for 10 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.
  • While the sauce is thickening, cook the egg noodles in a separate pot based on the package instructions.
  • Serve the beef mixture over the egg noodles and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 389kcal, Carbohydrates 43g, Protein 34g, Fat 9g, Saturated Fat 3g, Cholesterol 117mg, Sodium 2377mg, Potassium 534mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 1g, Vitamin A 94IU, Vitamin C 52mg, Calcium 347mg, Iron 4mg

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  1. If using fresh broccoli, you can dice it and add it in with the cornstarch slurry to cook and cover the skillet to cook it through. I would watch it closely to ensure that it doesn’t overcook. It will take approximately 5-7 minutes to cook through once it’s covered.

  2. 5 stars
    I made this with a shredded elk roast, and it was delicious! Because I didn’t mix it with the noodles, we enjoyed the leftovers on rolls, and they made great sandwiches!

  3. 5 stars
    This was so good, I made it on a snowy day and everyone loved it. I bought stew meat and it was cut into larger pieces than 1 inch cubes so I needed to cook it for about an hour.

  4. 5 stars
    Very good and easy to make. I added a can of sliced mushrooms and served over spaghetti noodles which were leftovers in the fridge. Will definitely make again! Thanks’

  5. This recipe looks so good. I want to try the slow cooker version and was thinking of browning the beef before adding to the cooker. What do you think?

  6. 5 stars
    This is an excellent recipe!! Thanks for sharing. Meat was so tender. I added in mushroom soup- this definitely will be made again and again!!!

  7. 5 stars
    This was pretty good I did however cut down the salt and pepper to half ( just because I don’t do salt and my roommate doesn’t like that much pepper) and used only 2 cups of beef broth instead of the 3 that was recommended.

  8. 5 stars
    I seared my steak cut into cubes on high heat in cast iron. Seasoned with salt n pep and tossed in flour dredge. After seared added to crock pot on low for 6 hours. Did the cornstarch w crock pot liquid and cooked another 30 mins. It was DELISH

  9. 5 stars
    Made this last night and it was amazing! My husband ate 3 plates full!!! He usually can’t eat stuff like this because of a stricture in his throat but this was so tender he could eat no problem! I did put 1/4 tsp. of better than bouillon. It made it a darker color and brought out all those wonderful flavors!
    This is definitely gonna bs made once every month or two!!!!!!