beef tips and noodles

★★★★★ 12 Reviews
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By Gary Hancq
from Port Byron, IL

WOW! This one surprised even me. I put some special ingredients into this one. A rib eye from "Omaha Steaks", a portobello mushroom, and "Martha Gooch's" Kluski Noodles (Egg Noodles.) It surpassed my expectations. I usually make my Beef Tips and Noodles from rib eyes as I did this time. You could serve this to your future mother and father-in-law. I didn't tire of it right up through the second serving later that day. And had half the noodles left over for another something.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

These are delicious beef tips and noodles that would be terrific for a cozy night in or for serving to party guests. It's not the basic beef tips you think of. Rib eye gives great flavor and the drippings make a fabulous gravy. We think this should be called beef tips and gravy over noodles since that's what it is. You'll find yourself using the yummy gravy in other ways (like dipping a roast beef sandwich). With the rib eye, it's a little pricier to make but well worth it.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 12 Reviews
serves 2 to 3
prep time 10 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For beef tips and noodles

  • 4 c
    water
  • 1 pkg
    noodles cooked (Martha Gooch's Kluski noodles 8 oz.)
  • 1 tsp
    olive oil, for noodle pot
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1/4 stick
    butter for cooked noodles
  • 1
    rib eye steak, 6 oz. more for a crowd
  • 1 lg
    portobello mushroom (used half of large one)
  • 1 tsp
    olive oil
  • 2 tsp
    butter
  • 2
    beef boullion cubes for gravy
  • 2 c
    water for gravy, divided
  • 2 Tbsp
    corn starch for gravy
  • 1/4 tsp
    Kitchen Bouquet to darken gravy
  • salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste

How To Make beef tips and noodles

Test Kitchen Tips
Kitchen Bouquet can be hard to find. Gravy Master or something similar can be substituted.
  • Boiling egg noodles.
    1
    For noodles, bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Add 8 oz. dried noodles, 1 teaspoon oil, and 1 teaspoon salt after coming to a boil. Cook noodles per package directions. I cooked an additional 8 minutes.
  • Slicing a pan-fried rib eye steak.
    2
    In fry pan cook rib eye steak to medium-rare. Remove from pan and slice and cube to 1/4" by 1/4".
  • Frying portobello mushrooms in a pan.
    3
    Slice and cube portobello mushroom to 1/4" by 1/4" cubes. In a separate fry pan, sautee mushrooms in 1 teaspoon olive oil and 2 teaspoons butter over medium heat for 10 minutes. Add cubed rib eye to mushroom pan and keep warm. I had an equal amount of rib rye and mushroom.
  • Beef bouillon in water.
    4
    Add two beef bouillon cubes to 1/2 cup water and nuke for two minutes. Dissolve bouillon cubes.
  • Beef broth and water in a pan.
    5
    Add beef broth to the pan that steak was fried in. Bring to low simmer and add 1 additional cup of water.
  • Corn starch and water in a measuring cup.
    6
    Add 2 tablespoons of corn starch to 1/2 cup cold water and make a slurry.
  • Corn starch added to the beef broth.
    7
    At low simmer add corn starch slurry to the pan and stir and increase heat to thicken the gravy.
  • Adding Kitchen Bouquet to the gravy.
    8
    Add 1/4 teaspoon Kitchen Bouquet to darken. Add salt and pepper to taste. Makes 2 cups.
  • Adding butter to cooked noodles.
    9
    Drain noodles and melt 2 tablespoons of butter in them and stir.
  • Pouring gravy over the rib eye steak and portobello mushrooms.
    10
    Plate butter noodles, top with steak and mushrooms and then cover with gravy.
  • Beef Tips and Noodles on a plate.
    11
    Note: I made two single meals out of this and still have 1/2 the noodles for other offerings. I will make chicken noodle soup or freeze the remaining noodles.
  • 12
    Note: I could have added a quarter cup of sweet red wine to the gravy the last few minutes but chose not to this time.
  • 13
    Note: This was a real pleasure. I could also have added 1/3 to 1/2 cup of sour cream to the gravy and I would have had excellent beef tomato gravy rather than a brown gravy, it is also excellent.
  • 14
    Note: A second rib eye steak and all of the very large portobello mushroom and the noodles would have served four people amply. You have to pay attention to discern the difference between the steak and the mushroom.
  • 15
    Note: You could use cube roast meat for this if you slow cooked it in the oven for one to two hours in some beef juice or gravy. Rib eye or a tender steak negates the need for this.
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