Beef Over Noodles
This is a recipe my mother had. I have no clue where she got it from, but no one I know now has ever heard of it. It is out there in various forms, but it must be an old recipe from just a certain region.
- Small bowl of flour
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 pound stew meat, cut into bite-sized cubes
- 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 (11 oz) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
- 1 envelope Lipton Onion Soup Mix
- 11 oz water (you will fill the soup can once you empty it)
- 1 bag egg noodles (or fresh if you can find it, it is much better)
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp oil
- Pat the meat dry before you start. This keeps the oil from splattering when putting meat in the pan.
- Mix the salt and pepper into the flour.
- Toss the beef cubes in the flour to coat.
- Heat the oil over medium high in a large skillet while you toss the meat.
- Use a fork, or tongs, or hands (make sure you wash afterwards to prevent contamination) to carefully place the dredged meat in the pan of hot oil (do not just dump the bowl, you don’t want the extra flour in there).
- Sauté the meat until brown on all sides, stirring occasionally. This depends on the stove you have, as well as the size of the pan.
- Drain any oil out of the pan into an empty can, but don’t let the crusty bits from the meat go with it.
- Add the can of cream of mushroom soup.
- Fill the can with water and pour into a 2 cup measuring cup. Pour the onion soup mix in and stir. Stir this mixture into the pan of browned beef.
- Turn down to low, cover, and simmer for approximately 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
- About 20 minutes before the sauce is ready, put a large pan of water on high.
- Add salt and oil.
- Bring the water to a rolling boil.
- When boiling, put the pasta in and cook according to the directions.
- When cooked, drain out the water and rinse slightly with hot water to prevent sticking.
Serve the sauce over the noodles, with your choice of bread and vegetables.
- This can be served over rice instead of noodles.
- Or go seriously old school and serve it over mashed potatoes. Yum!
- You can add chopped onion, canned mushrooms (drained) or fresh chopped mushrooms when the beef is being browned.
- If the sauce seems to reduce too much (there should be some gravy), turn the burner lower, or add a little more water as it cooks down.
FYI, when I made this Beef Over Noodles recipe to take the picture for here, I forgot about it and left it sitting out for 4 hours while I spent time with my family. In the trash it went!
Even a goddess can make a mistake!