Beef & Noodles

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Chunks of tender beef tossed with thick egg noodles in beef gravy. My Mom’s old fashioned Beef & Noodles is pure comfort food, my friends!


beef noodles in a bowl

This recipe for Beef & Noodles is one of those recipes that I hold close to my heart.  It was one of my MOST favorite meals as a child growing up.  

To me, this meal just screams COMFORT!  Thick egg noodles, engulfed in a flavorful gravy made from simmering the beef, onions, celery, in the beef stock. 


beef noodles in a bowl


I loved when I asked my mom, “What’s for dinner?” and she answered “Beef & Noodles!”  It was always one of my most favorite meals.  

After she answered, the worst part was waiting for it to be time to eat!


I first posted this recipe in May of 2014, and once I decided to add the recipe video,  I decided it needed a little “facelift” and to be re-shared.  



noodles on a floured table
homemade egg noodles

Even more so now that I am completely OBSESSED with making my own egg noodles. Another thing I loved to do when I was growing up.  

So, when I re-made this recipe recently I used them, and it was a total game-changer.  



fork full of beef and noodles

I mean … just LOOK!! 

Now don’t let the whole homemade noodle thing intimidate you.  This meal is perfectly fine with the frozen egg noodles or the dry ones, too.  


Beef & Noodles Crock Pot - An Affair from the Heart

Ingredients in Beef & Noodles:

  • Egg Noodles
  • Beef Stew Meat
  • celery
  • onion
  • beef stock
  • cornstarch
  • salt & pepper


The full printable recipe is at the bottom of this post.  Here are a few photos to show you just how simple it is to make.


chopped beef and vegetables

Add the chunks of beef, onions, and celery into a large pot on the stove.  


beef and vegetables cooking in pot

Add the stock, salt and pepper it, and cover it and let it simmer until the vegetables and meat are tender.


close up view of beef and noodles

I add a little cornstarch/water mixture to thicken up the gravy.  And then toss in the noodles. 

Alternatively, you could dredge the beef tips in flour, salt, and pepper, and brown it in a bit of oil. 

I just always omit that part – it goes faster this way, and I get to eat it sooner! 




Crock Pot Beef & Noodles - An Affair from the Heart


Beef & Noodles in the Crockpot

Although I typically make this on the stove, you can do all of the prep with your crockpot if you desire.  I have done it both ways.

For the crockpot, you just put the meat, onions and celery and stock in the slow cooker and let it go on low all day. Thicken the gravy when you get home and add in the noodles.

Either way — you have to try it!  



beef and noodles promo graphic


Don’t forget where you found this recipe! Pin it to your favorite Pinterest board before you go!


Tried & True Family Recipes

This Beef & Noodles is just one of the recipes that I included in my latest round-up post.  I put together a collection of all of my Tried & True Family Recipes.  All in one spot for you to enjoy! I would love for you to take a look and tell me which one you’d like to try first! 


beef noodles pinterest promo graphic

Don’t you think it’s time we got to this recipe? I hope you find it comforting, and you enjoy it just as much as I have over the years.  M.



Yield: 6-8

Beef & Noodles

Mom's Beef & Noodles in a white bowl

Comfort food at it's best. Tender chunks of beef, celery and egg noodles.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 55 minutes
Total Time 2 hours


  • 3 pounds beef stew meat
  • 2 - 14 ounce cans beef stock
  • 2 1/2 cups celery, diced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup corn starch dissolved in 1/4 water
  • 2 - 12 ounce packages of Reames Frozen Home style Egg Noodles


  1. To a pan over medium heat add beef, beef stock, celery, and onion. Generously salt and pepper.
  2. Cover and simmer for about an hour, until meat and veggies are tender. Stirring occasionally.
  3. While meat cooks, prepare your egg noodles per the package instructions. Or make your own homemade egg noodles.
  4. When the meat is tender, add corn starch/water mixture and stir, the sauce will thicken in just a few minutes.
  5. Drain and add the noodles, combine with meat mixture.
  6. I love mine just like it is, but my hubby tops it with sour cream!


**Note If you are wanting to make this in your crock pot, simply cook the meat, broth, onions celery on low all day. Finish it up with your noodles when you're ready to eat. Thicken as necessary.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 643Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 310mgSodium: 702mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 83g

Nutrition isn't always accurate.


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  1. I am soooo going to have to look for those noodles, they look wonderful for this dish!! Yum! I wish I could go home right now, put this on for dinner and curl up with a book!

  2. June 3, 2016

    I would have to give this a 5 Star rating! So easy & my husband
    just had a fit over them. Most any recipe you’d call “easy,” my
    hubby would usually NOT like. Thanks for making my life a
    little easier!

    1. Happy to simplify a little for you and glad your hubby liked them! That’s what you call a win-win situation! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    2. The cornstarch works as a thickening agent. If you don’t use it, your sauce will just be a little more liquidy. Up to you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I tried this recipe a few weeks ago – my husband & I BOTH loved this!
    Bought the lean stew meat, omitted the celery; so easy & a-w-e-s-o-m-e!!!
    The only beef & noodles I’d had, in the past, were greasy – so I never
    fixed them. Now, these are a regular in this house.



    1. That’s makes me so happy! We had it for dinner last night- I always double the celery! Ha! I’m happy that you have made it your own. Hope you enjoy many recipes here to come!

  4. You are absolutely right. This is comfort food at its finest. I have never made noodles, but am thinking of giving it a try.

  5. I’m glad you called these ‘comforting’ beed noodles because they sure are! Just looking at the pictures makes me feel like I’m snuggled up in my bed. I can’t wait to try this!

  6. Comfort food at its finest! I have many good memories of my mom’s classic recipes. It’s nice to see some of yours ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. My mother used to make this only she used ground beef.
    She called it “Hungarian Goulash”…fancy name for beef and noodles.
    Through all my years I haven’t ever come across the recipe.
    I can’t wait to make it.
    TY for sharing.

  8. This is one of my families favorite comfort foods. It’s filling and a hit with everyone including our picky kiddos.

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