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Beef Noodle Soup

One of the most flexible and delicious meals you can prepare for your family on a regular basis is Beef Noodle Dishes. Beef noodles are extremely yummy, simple to prepare and can be cooked in a multitude of to keep every member of your family happy at meal time. Here are some hints.

Beef noodle dishes usually consist of pasta noodles and a beef sauce. Beef sauces can come in a variety of flavors. Some people create beef sauce using soups. A favorite of mine is to use canned Mushroom soup or if you prefer canned French onion soup mix. Feel free to also utilize dry beef soup mixes. While I do think the canned mixes generally deliver a better recipe, the difference in taste is generally not that noticeable.

For noodles, I often use wide and flat pasta noodles. However, everybody has a noodle preference. Some prefer long thin noodles, others like them long and thick and then you have family members that like wide noodles or pasta shapes. Generally speaking they all taste the same, with a little variety due to texture. However, it is often a great idea to switch up the style of the noodles around to keep the entire recipe fresh.

Adding beef to your beef noodle recipe is welcomed, but actually not a necessity. For those that prefer chunky beef noodle recipes use hamburger meat. Others might like Swedish meatball type beef in their recipes and thirdly, feel free to use steak for delicious hot dishes and beef noodle stir fry's.

Beef Noodles with Mushrooms -1.5 pounds of lean hamburger meat -1 can of mushroom soup mix -2 beefsteak tomatoes -1 onion chopped finely -4 to 6 ounces of sliced mushrooms -16 ounces of noodles -Salt and pepper- season to taste

Combine all ingredients in a casserole, cook for about 30 to 40 minutes Boil noodles, butter to taste. Once cooked, place over hot, buttered noodles. This recipe yields about 6 servings.

French Onion Beef Noodle -1.5 pounds of stewed beef -1 can of French onion soup mix -1 green onion chopped finely -2 onions chopped finely -16 ounces of noodles -Salt and pepper- season to taste Cook in a crock pot for about 8 to 10 hours on a low temperature. Boil noodles and place cooked contents over your noodles. This recipe yields about 6 servings.

Chinese Beef Noodle Stir Fry -1.5 pounds of sliced steak (skirt steak tastes great, sometimes listed as diaphragm) -1 red pepper -1 green pepper -1 can of Chinese vegetables -16 ounces of noodles - Chinese style -Soy sauce- season to taste -Olive oil

Boil the noodles separately. In a large frying pan or wok, add some oil and start cooking the steak first. Once mostly cooked, add veggies, peppers and soy sauce to taste. This recipe makes about 6 servings. Besides soy sauce, you can try some of the many oriental sauces available, such as Hoisin sauce, plum sauce, Thai spicy sauce, etc.

About the Author:

Christine Steendahl, "The Menu Mom" is the owner of several Menu Planning Websites. Find another great Beef Noodle Recipe here: