Beefy Noodles was a recipe I was introduced to many years ago while we lived in Northern Ohio. My friend Jodie use to make me this and it always brought me comfort. It is one of those awesome comfort foods that you sometimes over eat when you have. I’ve had to practice restraint. :) It is also one of thsoe recipes that I will actually eat beef with. I am not a huge fan of red meat. Not because I’m anti-red-meat or anything… but for me, I’ve just never liked the taste of red meat. I hate hamburgers. I hate steak. etc.etc. It just isnt my thing.
However, slow cooked chuck roast, works for me.
Here is the recipe :) – enjoy. It may not be the prettiest of dishes, but its a great fall meal plate you can easily fix up.
- 1 Chuck Roast
- 2 beef bouillon cubes
- Kitchen Bouquet sauce --- This btw I had never heard of... but its in the seasoning area of most grocery stores. Here is a link to it on amazon so you know what to look for.
- Salt and Pepper
- Egg Noodles
- The night before you plan to serve this. Put the chuck roast into a slow cooker at low heat for 10 hours (or however long your slow cooker will cook for). Season the chuck roast with some salt and pepper. Place to beef bouillon cubes into the bottom of your crock pot. Then fill the crock pot with water to about the top of your chuck roast.
- Allow this to cook for as long as you can. What I usually do is put it on at night. Let it cook all night in my slow cooker. Then in the morning I shred the meat (it by this point falls apart). I then allow it to cook the rest of the day until I am ready to cook the noodles.
- Once you're ready to cook your dinner. You will take the broth out of the slow cooker and cook your egg noodles in this over the stove top. The water level for the noodles should be about level with the actual noodles. Not sure that makes sense... but its not an exact science... so just use the broth to cook the noodles. If you don't have enough broth to cook them, just add a bit more water in.
- Once noodles are al dente (do not over cook - I made this mistake recently, booo). Pour the majority of the remaining broth out (you can keep a little if you want the dish more soupy). Once you do this, add in your shredded beef.
- Then take your Kitchen Bouquet sauce (weirdest stuff ever, probably not the most natural, but mmmm, so good!). Pour a teaspoon or so into your dish. Stir and incorporate all together.
- This is when you just taste and see how you like it. Some times I add in extra Kitchen Bouquet to give it more flavor... sometimes I don't. The darker the color the noodles become, the richer the flavor. So go crazy and add lots of it if you want a heartier flavor. Its so so good!
- I usually serve our Beef noodles with a simple veggie. Toast... and thats it!
Hopefully that recipe made some sense. Its kind of one of those “guessing” recipes with measurements. Sorry its not super exact… but its a hard recipe to mess up. The Kitchen Bouquet btw is very inexpensive at most stores. $2.50?? Ive had mine for a long time too. A little goes a long way.
Hope you enjoy.