Beef and Noodles

Ice storm aftermath


So, it has been down right cold and nasty around here and my poor hunny has been working outside in this mess making sure our bovine beauties are weathing the story. This included checking water fountains to make sure they weren’t frozen, pushing snow and ice out of the way so the feed truck could make it through and triple checking the generator to make sure that if the electricity went out the farm would still have power. All on top of the normal everyday work. Yes, as you can see the cows come first. I knew this getting in to the relationship but there are moments (like when we had to leave in the middle of dinner with friends because the roof of the barn blew off or when we have to cancel plans because an employee can’t work for whatever reason and the cows still need feed and milked 365 days a year, even holidays!) that I think how easy our life would be if the hubby had a job off the farm. But, all that being said my hunny would rather work out in this weather than sit in an office and I love the cows just as much as he does! Plus, we get to provide great tasting, nutritious dairy products for families to enjoy!
Leah's Beef and Noodles
Speaking of food… so with all of the above I really wanted to make something for dinner that my hunny would love and that would warm him up! I was drawling a blank until I remember that when my friend Leah at Beyer Beware was featured on Gooseberry Patch she had a Beef and Noodles recipe that looked awesome. Well let me tell you it was a hit and by far the best beef and noodles I have ever had! So, I felt that I needed to share this recipe with all of you!
Leah’s Beef and Noodles
1 Beef Roast
1 beer-can or bottle
1 package dry onion soup
3 cloves of garlic
1 can of cream of mushroom soup
10 cups of water
1 pound of homemade (store-bought) noodles

Place roast in crock pot and pour beer, onion soup, and garlic over top.

Cook on low overnight. In the morning, break meat apart. Add the mushroom soup and six cups of water. Add salt and pepper to your liking. Cook on low all day. An hour before you eat, add noodles as well as more water. Up to four cups depending on how moist you like it.


Serve over mashed potatoes!


About Liz

I’m a dairy cattle showing, wine loving, cake baking, wife and mommy navigating the world of friend’s bridal and baby showers while living & loving life on the farm.


  1. So jealous…this is one of my favorites too!

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  3. Hi Liz,
    As the sleet is falling right now your Beef and Noodles sure look good. I would like to invite you to bring a dish to my Full Plate Thursday. Thank you for sharing and you have a great week!

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  6. Yum! That will keep you warm! New follower! Would love for you to HOP on by!

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  7. Looks great! Beef and noodles…can’t go wrong with that!

  8. Great meal for a chilly day!
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  9. New follower here. Sounds yummy.

  10. Do I need to cook the noodles separately first?

  11. Would a can or 2 of beef broth give it a better flavor than all the water??

  12. Thoughts on doing it in the oven?? Please??

  13. We do this with chicken, we make a thick gravy with shredded chicken and cook the noodles in the liquid and serve over mashed potatoes, but this seems so much more “Fall” making it tonight! Can’t wait!

  14. Is there anything you can use besides beer?

  15. I had left over roast this evening and I just made this on the stove top. The best beef and noodles! Definitely copying this one down to keep!

  16. Britany Brashears says:

    i made this with a pork roast and it turned out AMAZING!!! thank you for this awesome recipe i know this will be used again soon

  17. Anonymous says:

    Can someone please answer if noodles are cooked first before being thrown in

    • I suggest putting them in during the last HALF hour, not hour! They will be more “al dente” that way. We use the “Amish” type egg noodle from Kroger/Pay Less; i think Winn Dixie has a comparable brand? (For those living down south!) 😉

  18. Anonymous says:

    No they don’t need to be cooked. Just keep an eye on them so they don’t overlook and get mushy.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Is this suppose to be cooked all day with the lid off? It is really soupy. I can’t imagine adding more water with the noodles.

  20. Anonymous says:

    I had to add some flour cuz mine was soupy too. Just put some of the broth in a bowl and mix in a little bit of flour. That way you can make sure you don’t have lumps.

  21. Anonymous says:

    Can leftovers be frozen?

  22. Can’t wait to try this receipe. Sounds yummy

  23. Anonymous says:

    I love this recipe! I am trying it for the first time with Chicken and regualr lipton onion, going to use chicken broth and add carrots and celery when it cooks during the day, hope it turns out!

  24. Anonymous says:

    I hate cream of mushroom soup, what can be used as a substitute? Also, how big of a roast?

  25. Found this on pinterest and we LOVED it!! Thanks! It made a ton, so we did freeze it and the leftovers were just as good. We used Reames frozen noodles, so that could be why it turned out so well after freezing.

  26. Anonymous says:

    How big of a roast?

  27. Just made this tonight ~ DELICIOUS!!!!!!! I did one less cup of water @ the 6 c. point, & only added 2 c. at the end; also used NO salt, because both onion soup mix, & cr. of mushroom, tend to be salty enough! Hubby highly approved!! Served with mashed potatoes, & sweet peas. SO good!! Thank you for the recipe!!

  28. How bad is this going to be screwed up if I hurried and didn’t read through the directions? I put everything into the crock at one time. I’m thinking I’m headed for a major fail.

  29. This may be a silly question but when you add the soup mix powder from that box to the meat do you add 4c of water like the box says to make the soup or just add the dry powder. I am making this right now so hopefully someone could help me soon :)

  30. In the crock-pot now! Making this for the um-teenth time. I LOVE IT!!!!!!!

  31. Can you make this in one day and not cook it over night? If so how long do you cook it? Thanks Michele

  32. Can’t wait to try this!

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