Fireman Bob's Noodles and Short Ribs Soup my way..

Bob Cooney


It's that time of year and I wanted some kind of hearty soup. What I came up with is a treasure of Beef and Noodles and great taste ! I hope You enjoy this Hearty soup like I do. I took a pot of this to the Fire Station and they loved it so. Let me know how You like it. All I ask is that You cook it and try it before You rate it! Sorry to say, that there are people on here who love to rate a recipe without cooking and trying it and give it a low rating ! Just a Pinch is working hard to try and stop this immature behavior. I am sure You all will enjoy this Beef and Noodle soup. The Fireman :)


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6 to 8
25 Min
5 Hr
Slow Cooker Crock Pot


  • 2 lb
    beef short ribs
  • 2 large
    red onions - peeled and chopped
  • 4 large
    celery stalks with leaves - chopped
  • 3 large
    carrots - peeled and chopped
  • 1 bunch
    green onions - chopped
  • 8 clove
    garlic - peeled and chopped
  • 4 large
    bay leaves * note rememeber to remove before eating.
  • 2 c
    tomatoes - diced
  • 2 qt
    beef stock - homemade
  • 1/2 c
    apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh parley - chopped
  • 2 c
    concord grape juice - simmer till reduced by half
  • 6 c
    egg noodles - homemade - recipe below
  • 1 tsp
    course sea salt or too taste
  • 2 tsp
    fresh cracked black pepper - or to taste
  • 4 Tbsp
    extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 1/2 c
  • 1 pinch
  • 1 pinch
    fresh cracked black pepper
  • 2 large
    eggs - beaten
  • 1/2 c
    milk - cold
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter - room temp
  • 2 tsp
    fennel seeds - roasted then crushed

How to Make Fireman Bob's Noodles and Short Ribs Soup my way..


  1. Note: This recipe brings beef and noodles together in a soup and begins by cooking beef short ribs until the meat falls off the bone, then adding homemade egg noodles to the pot to make soup.

    Have your Butcher cut the short ribs down to about 2 inches long if needed.
  2. Preheat oven to 275 degrees.

    Chop the onion, celery, carrots, and garlic, and set aside.

    Generously season the beef short ribs with salt and pepper.

    In a large Dutch oven, brown the beef on all sides over high heat in a small amount of oil. Remove beef from pot and set aside.
  3. Now add the carrots, celery, onions and garlic and simmer in the beef drippings till almost browned.

    Add the grape juice and use a wooden spoon to loosen all the " tid bits " from the bottom of the pan.

    Add the tomatoes, bay leaves and the browned beef.
  4. Add the stock, and cider making sure the liquid covers the meat, add more beef stock until the ribs are covered by an inch.

    Bring to a boil, then cover and transfer to the oven.

    Allow the beef to cook untouched for 5 hours.
  5. Remove pot from oven and carefully remove the beef ribs from the liquid.

    Remove the meat from the bones and gently pull the meat into bite-sized pieces. Also, " DIG " out the bone marrow from inside the bones and add with the meat. Set aside.
  6. Preparing the Noodles
  7. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, salt, pepper, and fennel. Add the beaten eggs, milk, and butter. Knead dough until smooth, about 5 minutes. Let rest in a covered bowl for 10 minutes.

    On a floured surface, roll out to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into desired length.

    Allow to air dry 20 minutes before cooking.
  8. Add the noodles to the liquid and simmer over a medium heat for about 6 to 8 minutes or until the noodles are tender. Turn off heat.
  9. Add the beef and stir until the meat is heated through. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.

    Top off each bowl with the green onions.

    Serve hot with a good crusty bread.
  10. ENJOY !!!

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About Fireman Bob's Noodles and Short Ribs Soup my way..

Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American

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