Since beef roast is made so often at our house, I have perfected the nearly 30 minute beef and noodles when I am in need of a quick meal.
If your roast isn’t already broken into pieces, do so before starting to make beef and noodles. Break it up it will break into fine pieces as it cooks. If you are using leftover roast, warm up the beef before adding the liquid. For this specific night, I had about two pounds of leftover roast.
Season the beef mixture with salt and pepper to taste depending on how seasoned the roast is you are using. Mix the soup completely into the broth and beef. Simmer for ten minutes before adding noodles. I use the frozen Reames homestyle noodles. I usually cook these noodles for 20-30 minutes. If you are using a different type of noodles, cook these noodles for the directed amount of time. I use about 12 ounces of noodles per pound of meat.
Stir the noodles into the broth mixture and cook for 20-30 minutes. And now for confession time…I make instant mashed potatoes. Often. They are just so easy and the kids don’t seem to care. So, while the beef and noodles, I pop my instant mashers in the microwave for my three minute potatoes. Then it is Ta-Da!
Now that you know my secret, what can you share to help my kiddos obviously deprived palates?