Get a hearty dinner on the table with minimal effort when you make Crock Pot Beef and Noodles! This 5-ingredient recipe is a family favorite!
Why We Love Easy Crock Pot Beef and Noodles
- Slow cooker meals are AWESOME during the hotter months when I don’t want to turn on the oven. They’re also amazing for busy nights since I can set and forget everything all day.
- This comforting beef and noodles recipe is SUPER easy. There are only 5 ingredients (plus salt, pepper, and water). It’s a total dump, cover, and cook meal that my family devours.
- I love the Amish egg noodles in this dish. They have a great texture and give that childhood dinner and grandma’s vibe. This recipe is everything I love about simple food.
Ingredients You’ll Need to Make Beef and Noodles
BEEF: You have two options here. Option 1, you can grab packs of pre-cut stew meat at the store. Option 2, buy a 2-pound chuck roast, trim the fat, and cut it into 1-inch cubes yourself. Both options will work just fine.
NOODLES: We’re using Amish egg noodles for this recipe. They’re a little thicker and have a more toothsome bite than standard egg noodles. They stand up to the hunks of beef really well.
SEASONING: You only need 3 other things to make this recipe (plus water) – ranch seasoning mix, brown gravy mix, and cream of mushroom soup. Nothing fancy.
How to Make Beef and Noodles in a Crock PotJump to Recipe
STEP 1 Add the stew meat to your slow cooker. Sprinkle the ranch mix and brown gravy over the meat and stir to coat it. Then add the cream of mushroom soup and stir it into the beef. Pour in the water and stir everything together. Cover the slow cooker and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours or on HIGH for 4-6 hours.
STEP 2 When there is 1 hour left before the cooking time is up, add the egg noodles to the slow cooker. Stir them into the sauce so that the noodles are wet. Cover and cook for another hour.
STEP 3 Give the beef and noodles a stir and check the seasoning. Add salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle some chopped parsley on top if you like and portion the beef and noodles into bowls before serving warm.
Tips & Tricks
- If you want to amp up the flavor of your meal you can sear the meat before adding it to the slow cooker. To do this, season the beef all over with salt and pepper. Then place a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add some olive oil and once hot sear about 1/3 of the beef at a time (working in patches) until all sides are browned. As each batch cooks, add the meat to the crock pot and then add a little more oil to the skillet.
- This recipe is done when the noodles are cooked and tender, but not soggy and falling apart. Give yourself a little leeway on the timing since every crock pot is a little different and cooking times can vary slightly.
Beef and Noodles in a Crock Pot FAQ
Can you put dry noodles in a crock pot?
Yes, you can. However, you’ll add any uncooked pasta toward the end of the dishes cooking time. If you leave the pasta in the crock pot during an entire 6-8 hour cooking session the noodles will be mushy and practically dissolve into the dish. Ew.
Can you put raw beef in a slow cooker?
You can put raw beef into a slow cooker, but if you’re using ground beef, you’ll need to cook it first. If you don’t the ground beef will have a seriously weird texture that’s enjoyable. I usually like to sear cubed beef or roasts for some extra flavor, but it’s not a requirement.
Other Recipes You May like
- Crock Pot Queso Chicken
- Slow Cooker Pork Tinga
- Crock Pot Chicken Thighs and Potatoes
- Crock Pot French Dip
- Crock Pot Chicken Alfredo
- Crock Pot Sweet and Sour Pork
Crock Pot Beef and Noodles
- 2 pounds stew beef (see note)
- 1 ounce ranch seasoning mix (1 packet)
- 0.87 ounces brown gravy mix (1 packet)
- 10.5 ounces cream of mushroom soup
- 3 cups water
- 1 pound Amish egg noodles
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Fresh parsley chopped, for garnish
- Add the beef to the slow cooker. Sprinkle the ranch seasoning and brown gravy powder over the beef. Add the cream of mushroom soup and stir to combine.
- Pour in the water and stir once more.
- Cover the slow cooker and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours or HIGH for 4-6 hours.
- When there is 1 hour left in the cooking time, add in the noodles and stir them into the sauce as all the noodles get wet.
- Cover and cook for the last hour until the noodles are cooked and tender. Portion into bowls and serve warm.
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.
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