Slow Cooker Beef And Noodles

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Grab your crockpot and get ready to make this comforting Slow Cooker Beef and Noodles. The beef is tender, fragrant and the depth of flavor will wow you.

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Why Make Crockpot Beef And Noodles

When it comes to hearty, satisfying comfort food, few dishes can rival the warmth and coziness of Crock-Pot beef and noodles. This classic dish combines tender, slow-cooked beef with perfectly cooked noodles, all bathed in a rich and savory sauce.

Crock-Pot beef and noodles is the epitome of comfort food. It’s a dish that brings to mind cherished family gatherings, cozy Sunday dinners, and the feeling of being wrapped in a warm hug on a chilly evening. The best part? It’s incredibly easy to make, thanks to the magic of slow cooking. If you have a lot of leftover beef try my Shredded Beef Tacos.

This meal is my husbands favorite, he requests it all the time for Sunday dinner. It makes a great meal prep as well, it reheats beautifully. Also try my Slow Cooker Hamburger Soup for another five star meal! Want to make something a little quicker? Ground Beef Burrito Bowls are the answer, enjoy!

Ingredients Needed To Make This Recipe

Ingredients needed to make the recipe in small bowls and plates.

Beef Roast. You can find this with all the other beef products in the grocery store. Roasts are best cooked low and slow which makes it perfect for the slow cooker.

Worcestershire Sauce. This gives gives the meat a nice depth of flavor.

Onion Bullion. I use “Better Than Bullion” brand. This adds a really nice savory flavor to the meat and the sauce. This is usually found in the soup aisle near the broths.

Beef Broth. Choose a high quality low sodium beef broth.

Seasoning. Salt, pepper, paprika, thyme.

All other ingredients and measurements can be found in the recipe card below. 

Recipe Variations

Beef Roast. You can also use stew meat! This will result in a similar texture and cook a bit quicker, however it can be a bit more expensive already cut n trimmed.

Onion Bullion. Onion soup mix will also work, just add 1 Tbsp to 1/2 tsp of water and mix a bit.

Beef Broth. Any broth will work great, beef is just preferred to pair with the meat.

Red Wine. This is optional but I do highly recommend it, it adds a depth of flavor to help with the richness of the beef.

Egg Noodles. Use any noodle of choice! Egg noodles are traditional for this recipe but of course penne or rigatoni would be great. You can also serve this over rice.

Corn Starch. This helps to thicken the juices and sauce from the beef remanents that coat the noodles. You can also use arrow root.

Steps To Make This Recipe

Steps to make beef in the crockpot. Roast seasoned and covered in garlic and onions.

Step One. Set the crockpot/slow cooker to high heat. Add the wine. Mix the seasonings together in a bowl. Rub the beef with the seasoning on both sides (photo 1).

Step Two. Place the meat into the slow cooker, add the Worcestershire sauce and bullion. Sprinkle the cornstarch over the meat, add the minced garlic and onions (photo 3). Add in the beef broth. Cover the crockpot.

Step Three. Cook the beef for about 5-6 hours on high or until it is cooked through and tender. If the meat isn’t shredded easily, it needs more time to cook! Once it’s finished, shred it with two forks and turn the slow cooker to low. Next, cook the egg noodles according to package directions.

Step Four. Once the noodles are done, divide them up into bowls and serve a healthy portion of the beef and sauce over the noodles. Option to garnish with parsley and enjoy!

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. You can freeze these for up to 2 months.   

Recipe FAQs

Can I use any cut of beef for slow cooker beef and noodles?

Use various cuts of beef, but tougher cuts like chuck roast or stew meat work best. They become tender and flavorful during the long cooking process.

What’s the ideal cooking time for slow cooker beef?

Cooking times can vary depending on the specific cut and size of the meat generally on low for 7-8 hours or on high for 5-6 hours until it’s tender and easy to shred. It can take a little longer than other meats so be patient.

How do I store and reheat leftovers?

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Reheat portions in the microwave or on the stovetop, adding a little extra broth or water if needed to prevent the noodles from drying out.

Recipe Tips

Be Patient! When it comes to a beef roast, patience is key. Sometimes it needs an extra 30 minutes in the slow cooker to completely tenderize and be delightful

Thicken the Sauce. If you want an even thicker sauce, mix 1 tsp cornstarch with 1/2 tsp cold water and stir it into the slow cooker about 30 minutes before serving. Allow it to simmer a bit longer to thicken.

Add in veggie for more color if you want. You can add in carrots and mushrooms 1 hour before serving into the hot slow cooker.

Recipe Pairings

This meal is great on it’s own but it pairs well with Garlic Rolls or a slice of Overnight Bread. You can also serve a yummy salad with it like my Lemon Kale Caesar.

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Grey bowls with noodles and beef. A gold spoon on the side with parsley garnish.
5 from 10 votes

Slow Cooker Beef And Noodles

Grab your crockpot and get ready to make this comforting Slow Cooker Beef and Noodles. The beef is tender, fragrant and delicious.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 6 minutes
Servings: 4

Equipment

  • 5-6 qt slow cooker

Ingredients 

  • 1.5 -2 lb beef roast
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp salt, *more to taste
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 Tbsp corn starch , *see notes
  • 1 Tbsp onion bouillon
  • 2 Tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • ½ cup red wine
  • 1 cup beef broth, *see notes
  • ¼ cup yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cups egg noodles

Instructions 

  • Set the crockpot/slow cooker to high heat. Add the wine. Mix the seasonings together in a bowl. Rub the beef with the seasoning on both sides.
  • Place the meat into the slow cooker, add the Worcestershire sauce and bullion. Sprinkle the cornstarch over the meat, add the minced garlic and onions. Add in the beef broth. Cover the crockpot. 
  • Cook the beef for about 5-6 hours on high or until it is cooked through and tender. If the meat isn't shredded easily, it needs more time to cook! Once it's finished, shred it with two forks and turn the slow cooker to low. Next, cook the egg noodles according to package directions.
  • Once the noodles are done, divide them up into bowls and serve a healthy portion of the beef and sauce over the noodles. Option to garnish with parsley and enjoy!

Notes

*you can also use stew meat! This will result in a similar texture and cook a bit quicker, however it can be a bit more expensive already cut n trimmed. 
*arrowroot will also work if gluten free. 
*any broth will work great, beef is just preferred to pair with the meat.
If you want a thicker sauce, mix 1 tsp cornstarch with 1/2 tsp cold water and stir it into the slow cooker about 30 minutes before serving. Allow it to simmer a bit longer to thicken. You can also thin the sauce by using additional beef broth (1/4 cup at a time).
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. You can freeze these for up to 2 months.   

Nutrition

Serving: 1.5cups | Calories: 401kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 740mg | Potassium: 635mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 67IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Bailey
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Course: dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 401
Keyword: Beef, crockpot, Slow Cooker
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13 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Super easy to make with big flavor. I put it in the crock pot this morning before running some errands. Came home and it was ready for an easy delicious dinner. Will be on rotation from here on out.

  2. 5 stars
    Made this to meal prep for the week and my husband at the entire thing in one afternoon! Will definitely be making this recipe again soon!

  3. 5 stars
    This was an excellent recipe. I paired mind with potatoes instead of noodles. The whole family devoured it in one sitting.

  4. 5 stars
    This was SO good. My husband said it’s one of his new favorite meals.

  5. 5 stars
    I love crockpot meals for the simplicity and this one was a instant hit for my whole family!

  6. 5 stars
    Great meal for the cold winter weather we are having. We really enjoyed it and the house smelled amazing.

  7. 5 stars
    We highly recommend this! What a great cozy weekend meal. Had it last night and excited for the leftovers today for lunch. Yum yum

    1. Love to hear this, thank you so much for the feedback.

  8. Excellent meal, we gobbled it up and I followed the recipe to a T, meat was perfectly cooked.

    1. So glad to hear you loved this recipe. Thanks for the feedback.

  9. 5 stars
    This is a family favorite! I highly recommend it!

    1. Hi! Thank you so much for coming back to let me know, enjoy!