Beef noodle soup recipe is hearty and filling, full of tender beef and perfectly cooked noodles. Beef and noodles combine in one pan to create one of the best pasta recipes for chilly evenings. This soothing recipe will warm your family from the inside out!
Let’s get this beef noodle soup cooking!
Beef noodle soup is comfort food at its best. There are so many reasons to love this recipe:
- Savory, rich flavor
- Easy to adapt to your family’s tastes
- Just one pot for easy cleanup
- Tastes like Mom used to make
Beef noodle soup tastes decadent thanks to its rich broth. However, it really is wholesome when you add in all the fresh veggies. This is a hearty meal the whole family will love.
Beef: We recommend chuck roast for this recipe because it’s budget-friendly. Chuck roast becomes quite tender and flavorful when simmered for a couple of hours. If you’re pressed for time, your butcher may sell pre-cut stew meat cubes that cut down on prep time.
Noodles: Egg noodles are the classic choice in hearty soups such as this recipe. If you have another type of short noodles on hand, those will work well too.
Better than Bouillon: We LOVE this alternative to bouillon cubes or granules. Also called a soup base, Better than Bouillon allows you to make whatever quantity of stock you need just by adding a few teaspoons of the rich concentrate to water.
Check out the conversion calculator if you’re using it in place of pre-made stock. Better than Bouillon is also available in low sodium varieties if you’re watching your salt intake.
Fresh Herbs: When you use thyme stems and whole bay leaves, be sure to remove them before serving your soup. Otherwise, diners may have a crunchy surprise!
If you only have dried thyme, use 1/3 the amount as the recipe calls for in fresh herbs. If you’re using powdered bay leaves, 1/8 teaspoon equals one whole leaf.
Glass or plastic containers with snug-fitting lids are best for storing soups. Look for microwave-safe containers so they can go right from the fridge to reheating in no time.
Can You Freeze This?
Beef noodle soup recipe is perfect for freezing. Consider making a double batch of beef noodle soup so you have plenty to freeze for snow days or busy weeknights. Just omit the noodles, as they can get soggy when frozen. Add in freshly cooked noodles to your defrosted soup for the best flavor and texture.
In general, soups and stews can be frozen up to 2-3 months.
Make Ahead Tips
If you meal prep on the weekends, simmer this soup while you prepare your other meals. Don’t add the noodles until the day you plan to serve the beef noodle soup recipe. It will be delicious later in the week when you’re ready to eat it.
How Long Can You Keep This In The Fridge?
Most leftovers, like beef noodle soup recipe, are freshest when eaten within 3-4 days of cooking.
Noodles are a wonderful ingredient, as they cook quickly and are endlessly adaptable. Here are some suggestions for other tasty noodle dishes.
Can I Cook This In Instant Pot?
Is your family hungry now? Instant pot beef and noodles to the rescue! Or give instant pot chicken noodle soup a try for a hearty meal that’s done lightning fast.
Can I Cook This In Crock Pot?
Get a head start on dinner before you go to work. This tasty crock pot beef and noodles will be ready when you get home. With a little prep time in the morning, crockpot chicken noodle soup is another great make-ahead option.
How Can I Add An Asian Twist In This Recipe?
Chinese beef noodle soup will transport you with its enticing flavors. For a different take on beef soup, this Taiwanese beef noodle soup is always comforting on a chilly day.
What Other Protein Can I Substitute For Beef?
If you love the versatility of noodles, our pork chow mein recipe is sure to please. Shrimp lo mein is another winning dish with noodles as the main ingredient.
How Can I Make Beef Noodle Soup Vietnamese Style?
For beef noodle soup recipe with an exotic twist, try our easy pho recipe. If you need noodle soup ASAP, check out our instant pot pho.
Beef Noodle Soup
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2-4 tablespoons vegetable oil divided
- 2 1/2-3 pounds boneless beef chuck roast Trimmed and Cut Into 1/2 Inch Cubes
- 1 cup carrots Chopped
- 1 cup celery Chopped
- 1 cup yellow onion Chopped
- 4 large garlic cloves Minced
- 2 (32-Ounce) low sodium beef broth
- 1 tablespoon Better than Bouillon beef flavor
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 2 bay leaves
- 2 sprigs thyme
- 2 cups dried egg noodles
- Sprinkle beef cubes with all-purpose flour and toss to coat evenly, shaking off excess.
- In a large stock pot, add 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil and heat over medium heat. When the oil is hot, brown meat in batches without crowding it. Add more oil as needed. Transfer browned meat to a plate with a slotted spoon, and set aside.
- In the same pot, saute onion, carrots, celery, and garlic over medium-low heat, until soft, about 8 minutes. Add beef back to the pot. Pour in beef broth.
- Add Better than Bouillon, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, bay leaves, and thyme and bring to a boil. Reduce heat immediately and simmer gently, partially covered with a lid, for about 1 1/2-2 hours or until the beef is tender.
- Add noodles and simmer just until tender. Adjust seasoning as needed. Serve.
Noodles are versatile comfort food that make so many dishes fun and tasty. Try some of our other yummy noodle recipes:
- Chicken Noodle Soup – the ultimate comfort food!
- Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup – creamy and perfect for cold weather
- Turkey Noodle Soup – turn Thanksgiving leftovers into this yummy soup!
- Ramen – say hello to an Asian inspired umami soup
- Beef Lo Mein – yes to beef and noodles Asian style
Beef noodle soup recipe comes together in one pot to make a satisfying supper for your whole family. With just a little prep work, you can have wholesome comfort food on the table tonight. Beef noodle soup might even make you hope for winter weather!
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