Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Beef Noodle Soup


It was cold and drizzly here today. It was a perfect day for soup and crusty bread. I busted out my brand new, bright shiny crock pot and made a batch of beef noodle soup. The crock pot was a Christmas present from Mamala. Thanks Mamala. To go with the soup, I made sour dough wheat bread. Mmmmm...comfort food.
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Beef Noodle Soup
1 pound beef tips
1/2 medium onion chopped
1 stalk celery chopped
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1/4 cup chopped thyme
1/4 cup chopped rosemary
6 cups of water
3 Beef bouillon cubes (The good stuff is in the Mexican food section)
Ground black pepper to taste
6 ounces wide egg noodles

This is an all day recipe so start early. The house is going to smell wonderful. Set the crock pot on low. Place the beef tips in the crock pot with water simmer day. About two hours before dinner time, put all the other ingredients but the noodles in with the beef tips. Add more water if needed. Twenty minutes before serving, raise the temperature of the crock pot to high. Ten minutes before serving add the noodles.

The bread was made with whole wheat, essential wheat glutton, one egg, a pinch of salt, 1 tablespoon melted butter and enough natural sour dough starter to make a soft dough. I only kneaded this batch one time. The top split, but it looked like I did it on purpose. Sorry, I don't measure anymore.


  1. You are one fantastic cook! Perfect meal for a cold night!

  2. Mmm. It was a perfect day for soup here too. I suppose you might say that every day in winter is a good day for soup up here!

    I made some chili before I went to work today. No time for home made bread though. That would have tasted wonderful with it.

  3. Thanks linda

    Cinj, I have meat for chili to make over the weekend. yummy

  4. Yum!

    But what are "beef tips"? I'm trying to think what we would call them...

  5. Foxy, They may go by stew meat. All they are is small bits of beef sold cheaper than say a steak.

  6. Oh okay Deb, I think I have it now. I love how you post recipes of what you cook. I should do that. I am so going to try your chicken noodle soup come the cold weather.

  7. That sounds perfect for tomorrow. Its suppose to rain. I got that same crock pot for Christmas too!!! To funny(-: The bread idea is a good one too. I always think I will save the dough and do that but I never do. I end up baking it all up. Then its all gone...

  8. Foxy, I like your menus as well.

    Cindee, It worked great. The bread is always so much better right out of the oven.