Fast and Easy Beef & Noodles




Introduction: Fast and Easy Beef & Noodles

I recently took a double batch of these beef and noodles to a potluck. They went over very well and I had several people asking for the recipe. So I decided to make an instructable. That way, I can share the recipe with you, and send a link to my friends when they ask for it. This is a cheap, fast and easy recipe. The total cooking time is about 30 minutes.

You will need:
A can of cooked beef.
A bag of noodles.
3 Tablespoons of beef flavored soup base.
2 Tablespoons of corn starch.

That’s it!

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Step 1: Here Is What You Need

A 28 ounce can of cooked beef.
An 8 ounce  bag of noodles.
3 Tablespoons of beef flavored soup base.
2 Tablespoons of corn starch.

Step 2: The Beef...

Before I open the can of beef I shake it vigorously. If you open the can without shaking it, you get two or three large chunks of beef and some broth. But if you REALLY SHAKE IT… The beef basically shreds itself and has a much better consistency to go with the noodles.

Here I have poured the well shaken can of beef into a large pot.

Step 3: Noodles, Soup Base and Water

Just add your bag of noodles, 3 tablespoons of beef soup base, and 5 cups of water. Turn the heat to medium-high and give it a stir.

Step 4: Boil

When the mixture comes to a boil, turn the heat down slightly to maintain a low boil and stir occasionally. Cook until the noodles are done the way that you like them. I timed this batch, and it took 25 minutes from when I first turned the heat on.

Step 5: Thicken

When the noodles are ready, combine 2 tablespoons of corn starch with about 4 ounces of water. Pour this mixture into the beef and noodles and continue cooking for 5 more minutes. This will thicken the liquid that has not boiled away.

Step 6: And Serve!

That’s it! We sometimes use this as a side dish. We sometimes serve it over mashed potatoes as a main course. And as a mentioned at the beginning, it makes a good dish to bring to a potluck. Thanks for looking!

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    4 months ago

    Made beef and noodles for first time ever (I'm 49), used this recipe and my husband hasn't stopped raving about how good it is! He says it is on his favorite list now and a must have for when company comes over. I served it over garlic mashed potatoes. Super easy, and yummy!! Thank you to original poster!


    Reply 4 months ago

    I’m glad you liked it.We use the same recipe but with a can of chicken and chicken soup base
    for hearty chicken and noodles.