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Crock Pot Beef and Noodles

My Crock Pot beef and noodles dinner recipe is a delicious, budget-friendly, quick and easy meal for two or a family of four. Throw your beef, noodles, and seasonings into a slow cooker, and leave it for a few hours. Not only is it easy to make, but it also gives you enough for leftovers. This will quickly become one of your favorite crockpot dinners.

Picture of beef and noodles in a red bowl

I love beef and noodles. You can make this recipe often and switch things out to get a different flavor or texture. 

I used macaroni noodles in this pasta bowl, but you can really use any kind of noodle that you’d like. It’s going to turn out delicious no matter how you make it. 

Typically, I will buy whatever noodles are on sale and use those for this kind of dish. It makes life easier and I don’t end up spending as much money. 

I shop a lot at Aldi’s and they have some great prices on noodles, and let me tell you, they are super large boxes. too. I can get at least two meals out of one box. 

What do I need to make beef and noodles?

  • Ground beef
  • Elbow macaroni noodles
  • Beef broth
  • Worcestershire sauce 
  • Minced garlic
  • Onions
  • Sour cream
  • Cream of mushroom soup
  • Skillet
  • Spatula
  • Butter
  • Stovetop
  • Crock Pot

How to make Crock Pot Creamy Beef and Noodles

  1. Cook the garlic, onions, and beef in a skillet
  2. Drain and add to a Crock Pot. Add the Worcestershire sauce and beef broth. Cook on low for four hours.
  3. Add the noodles and cook until they are soft. Add water if needed.
  4. Finally, add the sour cream and cream of mushroom soup and stir. 

Full recipe and printable instructions listed below

Crock Pot Beef and Noodles

Picture of diced garlic in a skillet

You’re going to start by adding some butter and minced garlic to a skillet and let it roast for a minute or so, just to brown it.

Garlic is unquestionably one of my favorite things to add to a dish. It adds so much flavor, and moreover, I love it roasted in butter. Seriously, does it get better than this? 

Picture of onion sautéing in a skillet

Next, add the onions and let them sauté for a few minutes. They will start to look a little more translucent. That’s the look you’re going for in this beef and noodles recipe

 

Picture of ground beef, onions, and garlic in a skillet

After cooking the onions, add the ground beef and chop it up. Let it cook until it’s brown. I used about 1-1/2 pounds of ground beef for this recipe. We have two teenage boys in the house, and they can eat, so I usually try to get as much meat in as I can. 

I buy my meat at The Fresh Market these days. They have a sale once a week and I go and stock up. Their meat is really our favorite around here, and you can’t beat a sale. 

You can also use ground turkey or shredded chicken for this recipe. 

I use a chopper to break up the meat. It is a great tool to have in the kitchen. Years ago, I would use a spatula, and I wasn’t really happy doing it that way.

Then, I discovered this chopper through Pampered Chef and I absolutely love it. In fact, my friend and I were talking about it the other day on phone. It’s a super cool tool. 

They sell it on Amazon and you can get other brands, as well. It’s a great tool to have in the kitchen.

Once the meat is cooked, go ahead and drain it and get all of the grease off.

As a little side note, I usually put my meat in a strainer to drain the grease. I will run hot water over it to get as much grease off as possible. 

Picture of ground beef and beef broth in a Crock Pot

Now, you’re going to add the beef to the slow cooker, pour in the Worcestershire sauce, and the beef broth.

I had to look up how to spell Worcestershire. I may not know how to spell it (or say it correctly), but I sure like to eat it. It adds such great flavor.

The combination of the two gives this slow cooker beef and noodles a stronger flavor. If you don’t want such a strong flavor, you can add half water and half beef broth. 

Picture of beef and beef broth in a slow cooker

Once you’ve got everything in the Crock Pot, stir it and place the lid on top and let it cook for four hours on low. 

 

Picture of noodles and beef in a Crock Pot

After four hours, add the noodles to the Crock Pot. 

I press the noodles down into the liquid so they will soak it up. The noodles should cook within about half an hour or so. Sometimes it takes a little longer. 

If the noodles have soaked up all of the liquid, but are still not completely cooked, add about 1/2 cup of water and give them a few more minutes to soak up the water. If you do add water, give everything a stir once more and press the noodles down into the water again. 

Picture of sour cream with beef and noodles

When the noodles are soft, add the sour cream to the pot. 

 

Finally, add the cream of mushroom soup to the Crock Pot and give everything a good stir until it is all combined. Let it sit in the Crock Pot a few minutes to heat up all of the ingredients. 

 

Picture of beef and noodles in a red bowl

Crock Pot Beef and Noodles is a great meal any night of the week. It’s easy, and it will feed a lot of people.

All four of us, here in the house, ate a large bowl and we still had leftovers. I ended up eating another bowl for lunch the next day and we still had a little left. 

 

Picture of creamy beef and noodles in a red bowl

Check out the Crock Pot Beef and Noodles recipe card below, grab those ingredients, and start cooking! This is a great family meal and I think you’ll really love it.

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Yield: 8 servings

Crock Pot Beef and Noodles

Picture of beef and noodles in a large red bowl

Crock Pot Beef and Noodles is a delicious dinner that is easy to make and very budget-friendly. This is one of those ground beef Crock Pot recipes that you'll use again and again. 

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 onion, diced
  • 1-1/2 lbs. ground beef
  • 1/8 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 32 oz. beef broth
  • 16 oz. noodles
  • 10.5 oz. can cream of mushroom soup
  • 16 oz. sour cream
  • pinch of salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Add the butter to a skillet on medium heat.
  2. Add the garlic and roast it for a minute. Next, add the onion and saute.
  3. Add the ground beef to the skillet and cook until browned. Drain.
  4. Next, add the beef to the Crock Pot.
  5. Pour the Worcestershire sauce and beef broth into the Crock Pot. Stir, place the lid on top, and cook on low for four hours.
  6. After four hours, add the noodles. Stir and make sure the noodles are covered with liquid so they will soak it up. Cook until soft, approximately 30 minutes. If the noodles need more liquid, add 1/2 cup of water, stir everything, and cook again until soft.
  7. Once noodles have softened, add the sour cream and cream of mushroom soup and stir.
  8. Serve.

Notes

Be sure to press the noodles down into the liquid so they will soak it up.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10 cups

Serving Size:

1 cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 391Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 669mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 24g

Nutrition is approximate.

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Angela

Thursday 31st of January 2019

Delish!! All three of my kiddos ate this up! Didn’t have elbow and used penne soo good!!!!!

Julie Pollitt

Thursday 31st of January 2019

Hi Angela! I love to hear that. Thanks so much for sharing that with us! I love that you can use whatever pasta you have on hand. Have a good evening!

Kippi

Thursday 17th of January 2019

Yum, this looks delicious. I just pinned it so I can try it out. I love the make ahead meals I am starting one in a few. Bon appetit, Kippi #kippiathome

Julie Pollitt

Thursday 17th of January 2019

Hi Kippi! Thank you and thanks for stopping by! Have a great afternoon.

Marilyn

Wednesday 16th of January 2019

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Julie Pollitt

Thursday 17th of January 2019

Hi Marilyn! Thanks so much! I am very honored to be featured. Have a wonderful afternoon. :)

Miz Helen

Tuesday 15th of January 2019

This is a delicious comfort recipe, it looks delicious! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday! Miz Helen

Julie Pollitt

Tuesday 15th of January 2019

Hi Miz Helen! Thank you and have a wonderful week. :)

Helen Arano

Monday 14th of January 2019

I did this recipe using chicken, and it was GREAT. My family loved it, and it is good on a cold damp rainy day. Made a salad to go along with it. Thanks.

Julie Pollitt

Tuesday 15th of January 2019

Awesome! I love to hear that. I will have to try it with chicken, too. Thanks for sharing!