Saucy Crockpot Beef With Noodles Recipe

Saucy crock pot beef with noodles

The Spruce Eats / Katarina Zunic

  • Total: 9 hrs 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 9 hrs
  • Yield: 4 to 6 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
723 Calories
26g Fat
47g Carbs
68g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 723
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 34%
Saturated Fat 9g 47%
Cholesterol 186mg 62%
Sodium 801mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Protein 68g
Calcium 137mg 11%
*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 crockpot beef recipe is made with stewing beef and chopped vegetables. Condensed golden mushroom soup with red wine makes up the delicious sauce, and extra flavor comes from a quick sear of the meat before adding it to the slow cooker. Serve the saucy beef over noodles or rice and add some steamed broccoli, green beans, or English peas for a satisfying and flavorful family meal. 

It is such an easy recipe to prepare, and it's made with ingredients you have on hand. The beef is delicious with the noodles, but could also be served with mashed potatoes or hot cooked rice. Add a salad and crusty bread for a fabulous meal.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 to 3 pounds top round (lean stewing beef, or other lean pot roast cut)
  • 2 medium onions (coarsely sliced or chopped)
  • 3 to 4 ribs celery (sliced 1/2-inch)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine (such as Cabernet or Burgundy)
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar (or balsamic vinegar)
  • 1 (10 3/4-ounce) can condensed golden mushroom soup (not cream of mushroom soup)
  • 8 ounces noodles (hot cooked)
  • Optional: 2 tablespoons fresh parsley (chopped)

Steps to Make It

Slow Cooker Method

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for saucy crock pot beef with noodles
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  2. Cut the beef into bite-sized 1- to 1 1/2-inch cubes.

    Cut the beef
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  3. Place the onion and celery in the bottom of the slow cooker or crockpot.

    Onion and celery
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  4. Combine the flour, paprika, salt, pepper, and celery seed in a paper bag or plastic food storage bag. Add the beef cubes and shake until thoroughly coated with the flour mixture.

    Beef in a bag
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  5. Heat the oil in a large skillet or sauté pan over medium-high heat. Brown the beef cubes on all sides.

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  6. Add the minced garlic and cook for 1 minute longer.

    Minced garlic
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  7. Transfer the browned beef to the slow cooker.

    Browned beef
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  8. Add red wine to the hot skillet and stir to dislodge any browned bits.

    Red wine
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  9. Pour over the beef along with the vinegar, then add the mushroom soup. Stir gently to combine ingredients.

    Broth
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  10. Cover and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours.

    Cover and cook
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  11. Serve with hot cooked noodles. Sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley, if desired.

Stovetop Method

  1. Combine the flour, paprika, salt, pepper, and celery seed in a paper bag or plastic food storage bag. Add the beef cubes and shake until thoroughly coated with the flour mixture.

    Beef in bag
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  2. Sear the beef in oil in a stockpot or Dutch oven.

    Beef
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  3. Add the garlic and continue cooking for 1 minute.

    Add garlic
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  4. Add the onions and celery and continue cooking, stirring, for 4 to 5 minutes.

    Add pepper
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  5. Add red wine, vinegar, and mushroom soup and bring to a boil.

    Add red wine vinegar
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  6. Reduce heat to low, cover the pan, and simmer over low heat for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, or until the beef is tender.

    Boil
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  7. Serve with hot cooked noodles and sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley.

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