This is one of my husband's favorite meals that his grandmother would make. My mother in law taught me how to make the noodles. I must say the noodles are very addictive. I also have enjoyed learning a family recipe that my husband absolutely loves. Now my family loves it too. This meal is worth the time to make. It's a winner!
Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium to high heat.
Pat dry and salt/pepper roast. Place in pan to sear ~ at least five minutes on each side to create a crust.
After roast is seared on all sides place sliced onions on bottom of, sprinkle with salt and place roast on top of onions.
Run the fourth of the dough through the pasta maker on setting #1. Then fold into thirds and flour again, turn dough 90 degrees and put through past maker again on setting #1. Repeat this process again at least one more time, the dough should become smooth.
No longer folding dough into thirds run through pasta maker on setting #2, then increase to #3 and so on. On my pasta maker I stop at number 5.
Hang cut pasta on pasta stand or I used to use plastic clothes hanger, they work perfectly.
Raise heat to high to medium heat and add other box of beef broth. This should be about halfway to 3/4 up the side of the pot. Bring to a boil.
Using kitchen shears to cut noodles into about 1 1/2 inch length and drop into boiling broth. Continue until all noodles have been cut and in the broth. Cover and reduce heat to medium. Allow noodles to cook about 15-20 minutes. Check amount of liquid while cooking and add more if necessary to keep noodles from sticking.
If you don't have a pasta maker, do the same steps with the dough using a rolling pin and turning until the dough becomes smooth. Then roll out to desired thickness, using sharp knife to cut dough into width and length of noodles. Don't do this cutting until you are ready to drop them into the broth.