Slow Cooker Beef and Noodles

Using your Slow Cooker is one of the easiest and quickest ways to have dinner ready in a snap. I don’t use my Slow Cooker near enough, and when I do I’m always reminder how super easy it is.

You are going to love today’s recipe to help with your Back to School routine. This Slow Cooker Beef and Noodles Recipe has only 4 ingredients – you heard that right! It takes less than 5 minutes to toss together in the Slow Cooker and about 10 minutes to boil the noodles to serve with it.

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This recipe is so simple you won’t believe it. Stew Meat is combined with French Onion Soup and Cream of Celery Soup, that’s it, my friends!  You can also make this meal ahead, and store in the fridge over night or freeze up to 1 month.

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The Beef can be served with noodles, rice or mashed potatoes to complete the dish. Toss a bag of vegetables in the microwave while the noodles are cooking and you have dinner on the table in about 15 minutes.

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Slow Cooker Beef and Noodles
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Serves: Serves 4-5
  • 1½ pounds stew meat, cubed
  • 1 (10½ oz) can French Onion Soup
  • 1 (10½ oz) can Cream of Celery Soup
  • Noodles,Rice or Mashed Potatoes to serve on the side
  1. Stir together beef and soups in slow cooker
  2. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours
  3. Serve with noodles,rice or mashed potatoes

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  1. This looks great! So simple and delicious.
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  2. Is there a substitute I could use for the French onion soup? The hubby and I dislike onion in any form.

  3. This recipe is delicious – I’m making it for Christmas Day!

  4. Is the meat for this recipe already cooked or does the cook time include the time it takes for the meat to cook. I have some canned stew meat I want to use but am unsure if I should cook it for that long if the meat is already fully cooked.

  5. Crystal says:

    Could I substitute the cream of celery soup with cream of mushroom

    • Hi Crystal, sure that would be fine, it will have a different taste, but I think it would be great.
      Happy Cooking!

  6. Tried this tonight and have to say, it was not the greatest. Never has French onion soup before and am definitely not a fan. : (

  7. Do you mix water with the cream of celery soup and then add it? Or put it in right out of the can? Mine looks lighter than yours looks in the picture does the color darken as it cooks?

    • Hi Stacy, no water, just the 3 ingredients plus noodles, and yes it will darken a bit. It might also be the light that we shot the photo in.
      Happy Cooking!

  8. I didn’t have a can of French onion soup. Used dried French onion soup mix and enough water to equal a can. Turned out great. Thank you!

  9. This was great but I used 2 cans of cream of mushroom and 1 can french onion to have plenty of gravy.

  10. Can I brown beef first in a pan before adding to slow cooker

  11. Is this condensed soup? Thanks!

  12. I’m makeing this for the 2nd time in two weeks . It is so yummy and couldn’t be easier . I threw some baby carrots in with it to get a veggie in and served it over mashed potatoes. Great filling meal for under $10.00

  13. I put all this in the crockpot and saw you said in the comments to brown the meat first. I did just threw the raw meat in the crockpot. Will is turn out ok?

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