Crock Pot Beef and Noodles

Last week when I was out working at Dig IN, I got drawn in by the Indiana Artisan next to our booth selling homemade noodles. Well, I couldn’t just let these noodles just sit there in my pantry.

So, I went and got a few roasts out of the freezer to throw in the crock pot. I figured if I am going to be roasting some beef for some crock pot beef and noodles, I might as well roast a few.

frozen beef in slow cooker

The bad thing about frozen meat, you can cram it as well as you can into a 6 quart crockpot. Here you will see an arm roast and a rump roast.

If you are going to be slow cooking, you need a liquid. I like slow cooking in alcohol. For this savory dish I grabbed a beer. A light beer is not my first choice, but since it was Sunday (you can’t buy beer on Sunday in Indiana) and light beer is what I had, a Bud Light was what I used. Pour the whole bottle over the meat.

Lipton's onion soup mix

I tossed two envelopes of onion soup on top of the meat.  I threw in a few garlic cloves for good measure. I mean, really can you cook without adding a few cloves of garlic.  Give ’em a good whack with the knife.

garlic cloves
Pop the peels off and do a rough chop. Toss on into the crock.
beef in crock pot

Make sure you get some of the goodness down in the beer. For these rock solid, frozen roasts, I put the crock on low all night and go to bed.

cooked beef roast in crock pot

When I got up in the morning, I pulled the rump roast out to make barbecued beef later in the week. I then picked out the large pieces of excess fat and tour the meat of the arm roast a part. I then grabbed a can of cream of mushroom soup and poured over top. Add about six cups of water. Add salt and pepper.

shredded beef crock pot

Mix all together and go to work for the day.

An hour or so before you want to eat, add the fabulous Coe’s Noodles or whatever noodles you have in your pantry. Add up to four more cups of water to your liking.

beef and noodles in the slow cooker

Serve over mashed potatoes.

Tonight I also made the Pioneer Woman’s zucchini cakes. A meal isn’t a meal without PW recipe on the plate after all.

Crock Pot Beef and Noodles

A creamy slow cooked beef and noodles recipe that will warm you up after a cold day.
  • 3 lb. Beef Roast
  • 1 Envelope Lipton Onion Soup Mix
  • 3 garlic cloves, smashed and peeled
  • 1 bottle of beer or 12 ounces of beef broth
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 10 cups of water
  • 1 pound of noodles
  1. Place beef roast in the crock pot and pour beer, onion soup mix and garlic over top. Cook overnight or 4 hours on high.
  2. Remove any bones or excess fat and shred beef. Add mushroom soup and six cups of water and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  3. Add 4 cups of water and noodles. Cook until noodles are softened. Add more liquid as needed.
  4. Serve over mashed potatoes.
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  1. Megan says

    I was just thinking that I needed to go raid Mom's freezer for a roast so I can do beef and noodles with my noodles from DigIN! Now I'm totally going to do it!

  2. Lana says

    Looks like a winner for the Beyer family! I have a few roasts too left in the freezer. Time to use them up to make way for the next 1/4 of beef coming our way.

  3. Katie says

    This is an awesome idea Leah! We have homemade (German ladies make) noodles I can buy and am totally going to be making this tomorrow. I may need to get a bigger Crock Pot for two large roasts.

  4. Tiffanee says

    I love this. My type of perfect meal. Easy, delicious and makes more than one meal. YUM!! What could I substitute for the beer?? Thanks!!!

  5. Alea says

    @Tiffanee I use a 12 oz. can of V-8 when I put roasts in the crockpot. The flavors blend well with barbecue sauce.

    @Leah Both recipes sound delicious and easy! Perfect for busy fall nights!

  6. Jen says

    We love homemade noodles, but I've been on strike since I hurt my back. I told my husband no more until he buys me a pasta roller. Hasn't happened yet, but if I show him this, I just may get it!

  7. Heather @ 3 kids and lots of pigs says

    Those noodles were the best. We had our beef and noodles the Tuesday after Dig In and it was a big hit at our house. Of course, I was coordinated enough to cook 2 roasts. :-) Great planning.

  8. Krista says

    With fall in the air, I pull lots of roasts out of the freezing and pop them into our crock pot. Good call on this recipe! It looks wonderful.

    Beef and noodles are a menu staple at our house. We home can our beef too…so it's always tender and tasty and ready for beef n' noodles in minutes. We're sending a couple more steers in at the end of the month. Looking forward to re-stocking my freezer!

  9. Danica says

    Wow. This looks great! What a great way to dress up a roast in the crock pot. I have a freezer full and never know what to do with them. Thanks for the idea!


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