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Tender Beef over Noodles

I dress up stew meat with noodles and a slightly sweet red sauce for this satisfying main dish. It goes great with a salad and garlic bread. —Olivia Gust, Salem, Oregon
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5-1/2 hours
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1/2 pound beef stew meat
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 cup water, divided
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup uncooked egg noodles
  • Minced fresh parsley, optional


  • In a small skillet, brown beef and onion in oil; drain. Transfer to a 1-1/2-qt. slow cooker.
  • In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup water, ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, paprika and mustard; pour over meat. Cover and cook on low until meat is tender, about 5 hours.
  • Combine flour and remaining water until smooth; stir into meat mixture. Cover and cook until thickened, about 30 minutes longer.
  • Meanwhile, cook noodles according to package directions; drain. Stir in parsley if desired. Serve with beef.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 385 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 89mg cholesterol, 611mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 2g fiber), 27g protein.

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  • marmar40
    Mar 24, 2020

    I made this for dinner tonight for my daughter and myself. I enjoyed it but my daughter doesn't like ketchup AT ALL and thought it had too much of a ketchup taste but I really loved it. Luckily some leftovers so I will have that tomorrow for lunch. Keep showing the slow cooker recipes for 2 - they are hard to find.

  • timmel
    Feb 12, 2020

    Reminded me of Hungarian Goulash, but way too much ketchup.

  • germanycook
    Nov 10, 2015

    Very yummy and easy recipe for a weeknight dinner :) Only gave it 4 stars because it badly needed salt! I didn't brown the meat and it turned out delicious, also cooked it in the oven on 300C for 2-1/2 hours.

  • rhiler
    Feb 8, 2015

    I've been making this recipe since 2009 and I'm making it again tomorrow. I love it!!

  • NoodleNel
    Dec 3, 2012

    Very easy to make and quite good. I doubled the recipe and made it for my daughters as well and the enjoyed it.

  • beeman42
    Oct 27, 2012

    The beef was tender but the sauce had too much of a ketchup taste to it

  • mollnell
    Feb 8, 2012

    Delicious!!! My husband loved it and has already requested I make it again and I will!But i doubled the noodles to 2 cups which worked out much better. I could see I was going to have a lot of meat mixture, even though I followed the recipe. Wonderful flavor!

  • raesan
    Feb 6, 2012

    As granolamomma said this is more of a very mild bbq flavor. I didn't care for it and won't make again.

  • hcora
    Dec 12, 2011

    Uck..this is the first recipe that i have not taste of home.To sweet,i could not eat it.

  • nicholewikel
    Nov 19, 2011

    My boyfriend and I tried this dish on a whimb it is very different but different in a good way that will keep you coming back for seconds.