This easy, delicious old fashioned beef and noodles recipe is comfort food at its finest. Tender chunks of beef, seasoned perfectly, cooked until tender, mixed with pasta in a deliciously creamy sauce. A family favorite beef and pasta recipe the whole family is going to enjoy!
When it comes to comfort food, nothing hits the spot like noodles. You can pair them with almost anything to a delicious effect. One of my favorite ways to make them is by pairing them with the tender beef and tasty mushrooms in this delicious beef and noodle dish. I love to make up a big batch of this for dinner and then have it for lunch and dinner again the following day. I’ve even been known to bring a double batch to potlucks. It’s so easy to make and so delicious, it’s the perfect meal to feed a crowd.
Old Fashioned Beef and Noodles Recipe
This is one of my favorite beef and noodle recipes to make because it’s so darn easy. This is true comfort food all star. It’s all about flavor, not about bells and whistles. Basic ingredients come together to create a dish that’s so full of hearty flavor but not too much work, which is a combination I always love! Tender beef top sirloin, baby bell mushrooms, onions, garlic, and sour cream come together to create a rich, hearty dish that always hits the spot, especially this time of year when the days are getting shorter and the temperature is dropping.
Although I think this recipe is as close to perfect as it gets, you can make little tweaks to change it up a bit or just make it if you don’t happen to have all the ingredients on hand. These are small changes, but they are so perfect for this recipe.
Egg noodles are my noodle of choice for this recipe, but if you don’t have them on hand, you can also use macaroni or another small noodle. Even bowtie pasta works well in this recipe.
If you don’t have steak or simply want to mix things up a bit, you can use other meats with this dish to equally delicious results. Some great ideas are:
- Ground beef
If you don’t have sour cream on hand or you’re trying to make a healthier alternative, try using full-fat Greek yogurt. It’s almost indistinguishable from sour cream, especially in a dish like this one.
Be sure to read over this FAQ before continuing on. It answers all the most common questions regarding beef and noodles, so it’s definitely worth taking the time to read it over.
What is the difference between beef and noodles and beef stroganoff?
Beef and noodles and beef stroganoff are almost the same recipes. The only difference is that beef and noodles usually don’t have the addition of sour cream. You might look at this recipe and think that it’s simply a different name for beef stroganoff, but while this recipe does use sour cream, it’s not nearly as saucy as traditional beef stroganoff.
How do you thicken beef and noodles?
Corn starch is the secret to thickening beef and noodles. Combine it with cold water and pour it into the beef and noodle recipe a little at a time until the desired thickness is achieved.
What is the purpose of searing beef?
Searing beef helps to build both flavor and texture. The browned outside of the beef locks in the juices of the meat and also adds a depth of flavor and rigidity to the beef so it stands up to cooking.
What to Serve with This Old Fashioned Beef and Noodles Recipe
There are a variety of great options when it comes to side dishes for beef and noodles. It’s equally delicious with a side salad as it is with some vegetables or crusty bread!
This recipe pairs very well with classic vegetables that we’ve all known and loved for our entire lives. Some of my favorites are:
- Green beans
- Mixed vegetables
- Brussels sprouts
A simple side salad is a great addition to this meal of beef and noodles. Keep it simple with the lettuce or lettuces of your choice, tomatoes, and cucumber. Finish it off with the dressing of your choice!
All that creamy goodness in the beef and noodles just begs for crusty bread! Serve up bread with butter or have it plain and sop up all that delicious liquid flavor in the bottom of your bowl.
Storage, Freezing, and Reheating Instructions
Store your beef and noodles in the fridge in an airtight container for up to three days. While you technically CAN freeze this recipe, I don’t recommend it. Egg noodles are fragile, and they’ll most likely turn to mush after being defrosted and reheated.
To reheat this old fashioned beef and noodles recipe, place it in a baking dish and bake covered at 350 until heated through.
Old Fashioned Beef and Noodles Ingredients
It only takes a few simple ingredients to make this delicious dish. You’ll most likely have almost all of these ingredients in your kitchen already, so the shopping list for this one will be very short.
- Beef top sirloin, boneless, seasoned with salt, pepper, and Slap Ya Mama
- Baby Bella mushrooms
- Olive oil
- Egg noodles
- Beef broth
- Cloves garlic, minced
- Onion, diced
- Garlic powder
- Worcestershire sauce
- Sour cream
- Corn starch
How to Make Beef and Noodles
Like any rustic dish, making this recipe is a very straightforward affair. It only takes a few steps, a little chopping, and some searing. That’s it!
Step 1: Prep
Cut up the vegetables and beef and measure out your ingredients. Cook the egg noodles per package directions.
Step 2: Cook the Vegetables and Beef
Add the onions, mushroom, garlic and butter to a skillet over medium heat. Cook until the mushrooms are tender and the onions are translucent. Remove the vegetables and set them aside. Next, add the beef to the same pan and season it with salt, pepper, and Slap Ya Mama seasoning as it cooks.
Step 3: Add Broth and Worcestershire Sauce
When the beef is cooked, add broth and Worcestershire sauce to the skillet. Cover, reduce the heat, and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes or until the meat is tender.
Step 4: Add Vegetables and Corn Starch
Add the onion mixture back to the pan and stir. Then, mix corn starch and water together and add it to the pan, stirring as it comes to a boil.
Step 5: Add Sour Cream and Serve
Remove the pan from the heat and add the sour cream, stirring to combine. Pour over the egg noodles or place the egg noodles directly into the beef mixture and enjoy!
Try This Old Fashioned Beef and Noodles Recipe Today
This old fashioned beef and noodles recipe is rich and hearty, but it’s far less work than you might think! In fact, for a recipe that’s made completely on the stove top, it comes together relatively quickly, making it perfect for weeknight meals or any time of the week, for that matter. Give this recipe a try, and I’m sure you’ll find yourself making it again and again.
Looking For More Delicious Beef Recipes?
Slow Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast – This comfort food recipe is super easy to make, only takes a few simple ingredients and is slow cooked low and slow until the meat is fall of the fork tender. A flavorful and delicious beef recipe the whole family will enjoy.
Vegetable Beef Soup – This hearty and delicious vegetable beef soup is super flavorful and is packed with tender chunks of beef, a wide array of vegetables, all in a delicious broth. And, this soup is easy to make and the leftovers are just as tasty. A family favorite hearty soup recipe.
Salisbury Steak in Mushroom Onion Gravy – Made with oval-shaped ground beef patties, pan seared and cooked in a rich and savory, homemade, mushroom onion brown gravy, this Salisbury steak recipe is the ultimate comfort food!
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Beef and Noodles
- 3 pounds beef top sirloin, boneless. slice into ¼ inch strips, 1-1½ inches long
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon Slap Ya Mama seasoning
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 16 ounce baby Bella mushrooms, sliced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 32 ounce beef broth
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 cup sour cream
- ½ cup water
- ¼ cup corn starch
- 1 pound egg noodles
- In a large cast iron skillet or frying pan, heat butter over medium heat.
- Add onions and mushrooms. Cook until tender and onions are translucent then add garlic and sauté for an additional minute or two, Remove from pan. Set aside.
- Heat olive oil over medium high heat and add beef to pan.
- Sprinkle with seasonings, salt and pepper.
- Sear meat until browned on both sides. Continue cooking until tender and liquid cooks down.
- Pour beef broth and Worcestershire sauce into pan.
- Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until meat is tender.
- While meat is cooking, cook pasta according to package directions.
- Add onion and mushroom mixture back to pan. Stir.
- Mix corn starch and water together. Add cornstarch mixture to pan. Stir.
- Remove from heat and add sour cream. Stir.
- Serve hot over egg noodles.
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