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Beef and Noodles

Beef and Noodles is an easy recipe that can be made with ground beef or beef tips in a creamy brown gravy with cream of mushroom soup and egg noodles.  You’ll love this quick and easy skillet meal.

Beef and Noodles in a creamy gravy sauce on a white plate with a fork in the back.

Beef and Noodles

Nothing beats the flavor of a creamy, homemade brown gravy with any kind of beef and savory egg noodles. This is a meal that my whole family absolutely loves, comfort food at it’s best.

I couldn’t resist adding in cream of mushroom soup feel free to give my homemade version a try! Cream of chicken soup can also be used!

How to Make It

See recipe card below this post for ingredient quantities and full instructions.

Cook the ground beef and onions over medium-high heat. Drain grease. Add salt/pepper and garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes. Remove and set aside.

Melt butter over medium heat and whisk in flour. Cook for 1-2 minutes, until raw flour smell is gone and it begins to brown.

Cooked ground beef in a pot next to a pot of roux to make sauce.

Add the beef broth, chicken bouillon, soy sauce, and seasonings in splashes. Whisk to incorporate and allow it to bubble gently as you add it. Let it bubble and reduce while the egg noodles cook. Mix in the cream and cream of mushroom soup.

Adding beef broth and cream to roux to make a creamy beef sauce.

Reduce heat to low. Stir in the cheese and add the ground beef back.

Adding cheese and ground beef to a creamy gravy sauce for ground beef and noodles.

Add the cooked/drained egg noodles and stir to incorporate. Sauce will continue to thicken upon standing. Serve!

Adding egg noodles to a creamy gravy sauce for ground beef and noodles.

Pro Tips

  • Different cuts of beef can be used for this recipe. Sirloin, Flank, Ribeye, Tenderloin are more tender cuts of meat that are better for cooking on the Stove Top.
  • Mushrooms make a nice addition to this meal, I prefer to sauté them in a separate pan and stir them in at the end.
  • Cream of chicken soup can be used instead of cream of mushroom if preferred!
  • Frozen vegetables can be added towards the end as well.
  • To control the sodium in this recipe, consider using low sodium broth/soy sauce. The bouillon can be omitted as well, (although it does add a great depth of flavor).
  • Shred the cheese from a block instead of using bagged shredded cheese. It melts and tastes much better.
  • Be sure to try my chicken and noodles recipe next!

Storage

  • Store in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months. (This meal does freeze well!)

A bowl filled with creamy Beef and Noodles with a fork.

Tools For This Recipe

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  • This is the Le Creuset skillet I used in this recipe, (and in 90% of my recipes). It’s pricey, but it conducts heat really well and is oven safe. The size is perfect and the quality is great.
  • Pasta Strainer– This is the one I have and love.
  • Box Cheese Grater– Always shred cheese from a block, it melts and tastes much better. Bagged shredded cheese contains cellulose which prevents it from melting as well.

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Beef and egg noodles in a creamy brown gravy sauce.

Beef and Noodles

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Beef and Noodles is an easy recipe that can be made with ground beef or beef tips in a creamy brown gravy with cream of mushroom soup and egg noodles.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt/Pepper
  • 1/2 lb. egg noodles, uncooked

Sauce

  • 2 ½ cups beef broth
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube or 1 tsp better than bouillon
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce, can sub Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon mustard powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter
  • 3 Tablespoons Flour
  • ½ cup heavy cream, can sub milk
  • 1 (10.5 oz.) can cream of mushroom soup
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded

Instructions

  • Prep Work: Combine beef broth, chicken bouillon, soy sauce, onion powder, garlic powder, mustard powder, and thyme. Set aside.
  • Cook the Beef and Onions: Cook the ground beef and onions over medium-high heat until browned and cooked through. Drain grease. Add minced garlic and season lightly with salt (if desired) and pepper. Cook for 1-2 minutes. Remove meat and set aside on a plate.
  • Begin Boiling Pasta Water: Begin boiling salted water for the egg noodles and cook the noodles according to package instructions once the boil is reached, then drain.
  • Make the Roux: Melt butter over medium heat in the same pan that you cooked the meat in. Sprinkle in the flour and whisk for 2 minutes or until you can no longer smell flour and it begins to brown
  • Add the Beef Broth mixture: Add about ½ cup of the beef broth mixture and let it come to a gentle boil. Add the remaining broth in splashes, stirring continuously. Do this slowly to keep the mixture nice and thick. Let it boil gently and reduce while the pasta boils, about 10 minutes.
  • Stir in the cream and cream of mushroom soup.
  • Reduce heat to low. Stir in the cheese, then add the beef back.
  • Add the cooked noodles and stir to combine. Note: If you like saucier pasta, you don’t have to add in all of the noodles.
  • Sauce will continue to thicken upon standing. Serve!

Notes

  • Different cuts of beef can be used for this recipe. Sirloin, Flank, Ribeye, and Tenderloin are more tender cuts of meat that are better for cooking on the Stove Top.
  • Mushrooms make a nice addition to this meal, I prefer to sauté them in a separate pan and stir them in at the end.
  • Cream of chicken soup can be used instead of cream of mushroom if preferred!
  • Frozen vegetables can be added towards the end as well.
  • To control the sodium in this recipe, consider using low sodium broth/soy sauce. The bouillon can be omitted as well, (although it does add a great depth of flavor).
  • Shred the cheese from a block instead of using bagged shredded cheese. It melts and tastes much better.

Nutrition

Calories: 460kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 30g, Fat: 30g, Saturated Fat: 18g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 9g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 140mg, Sodium: 774mg, Potassium: 431mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 856IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 315mg, Iron: 3mg
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129 comments on “Beef and Noodles”

  1. Family loved this recipe. Many second helpings!! Thanks so much for this fantastic recipe!! It was delicious!

  2. what size dish do you bake it in

  3. Yummy, perfect for a chilly day. Used 12 oz bag of egg noodles added extra can of soup and mushrooms, and a few spoonfuls of sour cream, cup of sweet peas for color, otherwise followed instructions exactly and came out perfect. Used low or no salt soup and butter and didn’t add any either, salt was in broth and bouillon and cheese so it didn’t need anymore. Turned out great! Thanks for a great and easy peasy recipe!

  4. This is delicious! And SO easy to make! My husband is allergic to mushrooms so substitutes cream of celery for the cream of mushroom soup and it was great! Thanks for sharing

    • You’re very welcome Tasha! Happy to hear you enjoyed this with the Cream of Celery substitute. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment and leave a review!❤️

  5. Delicious and easy followed the recipe to a T will definitely make again 

    • That’s so great to hear Debra, I’m so happy you enjoyed this and found it easy to follow! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review!😀

  6. Made this last night and it was delicious! Love the bite from the cheese versus using sour cream. Will definitely be making again! 

    • I’m so happy you enjoyed this Laura! I agree, the bite from the cheese makes a big difference! Thanks so much for the great comments and review!💕

  7. I used white shredded cheddar yummmmmm

  8. Loved this! So easy and delicious.

  9. This was so yummy! I used milk instead of the heavy cream and also added 3 tablespoons of sour cream for a hint of tang. I used a whole 12 Oz bag of egg noodles and added an extra can of cream of mushroom. When combining the sauce/meat mixture with the noodles looks like a lot of sauce but that yummy sauce soaks into the noodles and coats them really well. So don’t be scared if it looks like you have way to much sauce and not enough noodles. Also I’m not sure why shredded cheese is cheddar cheese is in the ingredients list. I didn’t see in the directions when you added the shredded cheese. I didn’t use the cheese and loved the flavor still, I upped my salt a bit to account for this.

    • Hey Brittny! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed the Beef and Noodles, thank you so much for taking the time to share your process and thoughts on the recipe! If you ever do want to add the cheese, it’s added in step 7: “Reduce heat to low. Stir in the cheese, then add the beef back.” (But glad that you enjoyed it without it as well!)- Thank you again and have a great week! -Stephanie

  10. Love the way you write recipes. Prep this, brown this and then start the pasta water. Makes things easier when you are trying to time everything at dinner time. Thanks you! This was delicious too.

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