October 11, 2013

Crockpot Beef & Noodles

Many Waters Crockpot Beef and NoodlesI love quick, easy and delicious recipes.  This one for Beef & Noodles fits all three.  I first found it on pinterest and decided to try it.   As I was putting it together I found one thing very wrong with the recipe: it had no vegetables.  I might be a veggie Nazi and insist we have some with every meal, so I made some to go along with it.  However,  I like one pot meals.  It’s easier and has less clean up!  The next time I made the recipe I tweaked it to include veggies and I think it tastes much better.  I like to think it’s healthier too!

Ingredients:

1-2 lbs of Beef, chunked

2 14.5 oz cans of beef broth (about 4 cups)

2 cups of water

1 small/medium onion, diced

2 small carrots. peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thick

3 stalks of celery, sliced 1/4 inch thick

Other veggies you have on hand, diced (I’ve used green pepper & zucchini in the past and they worked great)

2 cloves of garlic, minced

1 1/2 Tb Italian seasoning

1/2 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

1 bag (approx. 16 oz) egg noodles

Steps:

1.  Place beef, veggies, and garlic in crock pot.

Many Waters Meat Carrots Celery Onion Beef and Noodles

2.  Add the beef broth and water to the crockpot.  It’s going to look like a lot of liquid and that’s ok.  You’ll need the liquid later to cook the noodles. (Yours does not have to be hot.  I use Better than Bouillon beef base and use hot water to reconstitute it, that’s why it’s steaming in the photo.)

Many Waters Beef Broth Beef and Noodles

3.  Add seasonings, stirring to mix up.

Many Waters Seasoning Beef and Noodles

4.  Cook on low for 7-8 hours or on high for 3-4.

5.  30-45 minutes before it’s time to eat, add the noodles.  Stir to make sure they are covered by the liquid.  Keep an eye on them because if you leave them too long they will turn to mush! 

Many Waters Adding Egg Noodles Beef and Noodles

6.  Dish up and enjoy!

 Many Waters Beef & Noodles

 

The recipe without photos.  Sorry I don’t have one of the fancy recipe plugins:

Ingredients:

1-2 lbs of Beef, chunked

2 14.5 oz cans of beef broth (about 4 cups)

2 cups of water

1 small/medium onion, diced

2 small carrots. peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thick

3 stalks of celery, sliced 1/4 inch thick

2 cloves of garlic, minced

1 1/2 TB Italian seasoning

1/2 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

1 bag (approx. 16 oz) egg noodles

Steps:

1.  Place beef chunks and cut up veggies in crock pot.

2.  Add the beef broth and water to the crockpot.  It’s going to look like a lot of liquid and that’s ok.  You’ll need the liquid later to cook the noodles.

3.  Add seasonings, stirring to mix up.

4.  Cook on low for 7-8 hours or on high for 3-4.

5.  30-45 minutes before it’s time to eat, add the noodles.  Stir to make sure they are covered by the liquid. 

6.  Dish up and enjoy!

27 comments:

  1. This sounds really good. What cut of beef do you use?

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  2. We love it! I use what ever is cheap. Sometimes I get stew beef that's already cut up for you cause I'm lazy too! You can use a cheaper cut in this recipe because it cooks for a long time, allowing it to become tender. If you try it, let me know how you like it!

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  3. Looks good! I'm always looking for new slow cooker recipes! Thanks for sharing! Visiting from Friendly Friday!

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  4. Thanks for this! My mother-in-law makes beef and noodles a lot, but never with added veggies. I'll definitely be making this.

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  5. I like one pot meals too! This sounds like a keep for my house. :)

    Thank you for linking to Super Sunday Sync.

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  6. I am a big big fan of crockpot AND one pot dishes! Can't wait to try this one out. I agree about adding the veggies! Followed your blog, thanks for linking up to Share Something Sunday on PioneerMomma.com! --Ashley
    http://blog.pioneermomma.com/share-something-sunday-link-party/

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  7. yum yum yum yum will be making this week for sure!!!

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  8. Yummy!!! I will def be trying this one soon! Thanks for linking with us for WDW!

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  9. This sounds soo good. Plus, I always get excited for a chance to use my crockpot! Pinning now!


    xx
    Katelyn
    www.katelynnow.com

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  10. Thanks for sharing on WDW! Who doesn't need more crockpot recipes!

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  11. Yum! My husband would LOVE this!

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  12. I love crock-pot meals! Thanks for sharing!
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  13. Thanks for linking up to Barbies "Pin It" Party. This looks like a great recipe, especially for those fussy eaters!!!

    http://barbiebieberandbeyond.blogspot.com.au/2013/10/barbies-pin-it-party-2.html

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  14. I am always looking for delicious new crock pot recipes! Thanks so much for sharing this one at the Saturday Night Fever Link Party!

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  15. Looks and sounds yummy! I am always looking for easy and delicious ways to make a meal. Thanks so much for sharing! :)

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  16. I've never tried it with chicken. I'll have to try it now...thanks for the idea:)

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  17. Yum!! This looks so good!! I've been looking for new crockpot recipes and this would be super eay for me to turn vegetarian. (Also, for recipes, because I too don't have a fancy plugin, I type up the recipe in an easy to print page in Google Drive then add a print link to that. An easy way around not having a plugin, or you know Wordpress lol)

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  18. This looks so good and, for me, is a great comfort food - especially on a cold day! My girls would definitely love it too!

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  19. We think so:) It's a favorite here!

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  20. Thanks for the tip! I should try that...

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  21. It's a super yummy comfort food:) And it's even better when the kiddos eat it too!

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  22. You're welcome! Thanks for visiting:)

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  23. Made this today with only carrots (no other veggies except onion/garlic), and it was great!! One tip that can save time is that you can put bullion cubes or powder in the crockpot with just water (you don't have to reconstitute it like you did). I've done it a lot! So for this one, put 6 cups of water, then enough bullion to make 4 cups of broth. It will dissolve while it cooks!

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  24. I reconstitute it as I did cause of the kind of bullion I use...it's a paste. It would probably be fine just dumping it in but I like to make sure it's mixed up:) And YAY for reading your own comment! I think it could just be the different crockpots needing different amounts of water.

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