There are two things I like about this beef-noodle dish. It’s simple, easy, and convenient. It’s also nutritious and tasty. In addition, beef-noodle food is a comfort food.
This dish is better if you have your own beef broth to use. I use the broth from my canned beef. You can use broth from a roast you’ve done or bake your own roast to use for this recipe. But if you don’t have homemade broth, you’ll have to use the second-best: store-bought.
Drain the meat from the broth and put the broth into a kettle. Add water and seasonings if you need a larger amount of beef. Cook the noodles until they are done, then add the beef and simmer some more until the entire dish is heated through. Cooked peas are a colorful and tasty addition to this dish, but you can serve it plain.
I usually end up adding the peas because Dave will add them to his plate and mix them into the beef and noodles anyhow. Home-canned, sugar-free applesauce is a great addition to this meal, or a tossed salad.
Beef-goulash or beef-noodle?
If you want to stretch your dish or add more sustenance, you can turn it into a beef goulash. Click on the link to get the recipe. The main difference is the addition of tomato and cream of mushroom soup with milk to the mix. When we were raising our six, I made goulash more than this dish, because it stretched the dish and filled them up a little more. When you’ve got three teenage boys to feed, you learn what stretches the menu and is still tasty! Another way to stretch the dish is to use larger (wider) noodles and make certain they are cooked enough, because it makes a difference when you’re filling bottomless stomachs.
- 2 cups uncooked noodles
- 4 cups beef broth
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Garlic powder to taste
- Onion powder to taste
- 3 + cups cooked beef
- 2 + cups peas optional
- Bring beef broth to a boil
- Add seasonings
- Add noodles
- Cook until the noodles are done and there is little broth left
- Add cooked beef
- Sitr and simmer until heated through
- If adding peas, cook and drain, then add to the beef