Beef and Noodles With Tomatoes Recipe

stewed beef with noodles
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 90 mins
Total: 105 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
558 Calories
22g Fat
46g Carbs
42g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 558
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 29%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 102mg 34%
Sodium 1405mg 61%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 42g
Vitamin C 15mg 74%
Calcium 116mg 9%
Iron 6mg 33%
Potassium 904mg 19%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This easy stovetop beef stew—or goulash—is made with ingredients you probably have on hand. Use a lean stewing beef or cubed round steak in the recipe, or use a lean chuck cut.

Add a salad to this tasty stewed beef and noodles for a satisfying family dinner. Garnish the stew with sliced green onions or fresh chopped parsley.


  • 1 pound lean beef, or veal, cut into bite-sized, 1-inch cubes

  • 4 tablespoons flour, divided

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • Pinch pepper

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1/2 cup sliced onions

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 2 cups beef broth

  • 1/4 cup cold water

  • 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes, slightly drained (do not press)

  • 1/2 cup milk, light cream, or half-and-half

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 3 cups uncooked noodles, cooked and tossed with butter and poppy seeds, if desired

Steps to Make It

  1. Dredge beef with 2 tablespoons flour mixed with 1 teaspoon salt and a pinch of pepper. Heat vegetable oil in a Dutch oven; brown dredged beef with onions, stirring to brown all sides. Add garlic and 2 cups broth.

  2. Blend remaining 2 tablespoons flour with 1/4 cup water; stir into the meat mixture. Bring to a boil; cover and simmer for 1 1/4 hours.

  3. To the meat mixture, add tomatoes, milk or cream, sugar, seasoned salt, and Worcestershire sauce. If necessary to thicken more, mix together more flour and water and stir the mixture into the broth.

  4. Arrange beef mixture on a platter, surrounded by the hot buttered noodles.

Makes about 4 servings.

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