Easy Stove Top Ground Beef and Noodles

This quick and easy Stove Top Ground Beef and Noodles recipe is a satisfying family dinner that is ready in just 20 minutes! Made with ground beef, egg noodles and fridge and pantry staples, this delicious dinner is perfect for busy weeknights.

If you are looking for a quick and easy dinner that is delicious and satisfying, than you have come to the right place!

This easy to make stove top dinner is ready in just 20 minutes! It is also a great, economical dinner requiring ground beef, egg noodles, and fridge and pantry staples.

The flavour for the ground beef sauce is inspired by my Baked Swedish Meatballs with Gravy recipe. If you are a fan of this popular dish, than you are definitely in for a treat with this simplified version!

I love delicious egg noodle dinners like this one. They are easily among my favourite types of comfort foods. If you love them as much as I do, be sure to check out my Cheesy Beef & Noodle Casserole (an deliciously cheesy way to use up ground beef and egg noodles) or my Chicken Noodle Casserole.

Easy Stove Top Ground Beef and Noodles in a white serving bowl set on a grey marble countertop next to white plates and forks.

Why you should make Easy Stove Top Ground Beef and Noodles:

  • It’s easy to make!

  • This recipe is ready in just 20 minutes.

  • My recipe is inspired by the flavours of Swedish meatballs and gravy, so if you are a fan of that, you will love this simplified dish!

  • This dinner can be made dairy free.

  • This recipe is a great way to stretch out a package of ground beef to make an economical meal for the whole family.

  • It’s delicious!
Closeup of a white serving bowl filled with Easy Stove Top Ground Beef and Noodles.

Ingredients needed for this recipe:

  • Egg noodles: One package or 340g of egg noodles is used in this recipe. I used broad egg noodles but you can use any type you prefer.

  • Olive oil

  • Veggies: Onion, carrot and celery make up the veggies in this recipe. You can also add or substitute other veggies such as frozen peas and corn, broccoli, etc.

  • Ground beef: Lean ground beef or a beef and pork mix is used in this recipe. I use 3/4 of a pound of ground meat for this recipe but you can increase it to a full pound.

  • Flour: used to thicken the sauce. It is added to the ground beef and vegetable mixture before the liquid is added. As the liquid simmers, the flour will help thicken it.

  • Seasoning: nutmeg, allspice, salt and pepper.

  • Beef broth

  • Dijon mustard and Worcestershire sauce: added flavour.

  • Milk and sour cream: can omit for dairy-free recipe.

  • Parsley: added before serving.

Note: Ingredient quantities and full instructions are in the recipe card at the end of this post.

How to make Easy Stove Top Ground Beef and Noodles

  1. Boil the noodles: Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook egg noodles according to package directions. Drain.

  2. Saute the vegetables: Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large skillet and add the onions, carrot, and celery. Sauté for several minutes until the vegetables begin to soften and the onions turn translucent.

  3. Cook the ground beef: Add the ground beef to the sauteed vegetables and cook until browned and cooked through, being sure to break up any pieces as it cooks.

  4. Add flour: Add the flour over the ground beef and stir to coat it, cooking for 1 minute.

  5. Add the liquid and seasonings: Add the beef broth, Dijon mustard, milk, Worcestershire sauce, nutmeg and all spice and continue to stir the mixture until it begins to thicken. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Remove the ground beef sauce from the heat and mix in the sour cream.

  6. Toss it all together: Add the drained egg noodles to the skillet and stir to coat the noodles with the beef sauce. Sprinkle with parsley before serving. [Note: If your skillet is not large enough, you can place the egg noodles into the larger pot and then top them with the beef mixture.]
A photo collage showing 4 steps for making stove top ground beef and noodles.
A skillet showing egg noodles tossed in a ground beef sauce and sprinkled with parsley.

Tips and Substitutions

  • Add more vegetables: My recipe uses onions, carrots and celery however, you can easily add in more vegetables like broccoli, peppers, frozen peas and spinach. Peppers can be sautéed alongside the onions, carrots, and celery. If you are adding broccoli, you can cook it along with the egg noodles. Spinach or frozen peas can be stirred in towards the end as they do not need much cooking time.

  • Swap in frozen vegetables instead: To simplify this recipe, you can skip chopping up any veggies at all and just toss in a frozen vegetable mix with carrots, peas, and corn.

  • Keep things dairy-free: I added milk and sour cream in my ground beef sauce as I was aiming for a Swedish meatball gravy type of sauce but you can omit them altogether. I have made this without the milk ingredients and it is equally delicious!
Easy Stove Top Ground Beef and Noodles on a white plate with a silver fork set on the plate edge.

What to serve with Stove Top Ground Beef and Noodles

The beauty of this recipe is that it is a complete, well-rounded meal on its own. That said, I love to serve it along with a nice side salad and some bread to soak up that extra sauce! If you don’t have any bread on hand, my go to recipe for Easy Dinner Rolls is ready in just 45 minutes!

A plate of Easy Stove Top Ground Beef and Noodles set on a marble countertop next to a white napkin and a white serving bowl with more Easy Stove Top Ground Beef and Noodles.

Storing leftovers

Once cooled, leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge. To reheat, you can add the leftover beef and noodles to a skillet and add a couple tablespoons of water. Stir until heated through. Alternatively, leftovers can be warmed in the microwave, making this dish great for leftover work lunches.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!

-Cathy

Closeup of a bowl of Easy Stove Top Ground Beef and Noodles set on a grey marble countertop with a green plant in the background.

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Cheesy Beef & Noodle Casserole
Easy Beef Bolognese with Creamy Polenta
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Easy Stove Top Ground Beef and Noodles in a white serving bowl set on a grey marble countertop next to white plates and forks.

Easy Stove Top Ground Beef and Noodles

Herbs and Flour
This quick and easy Stove Top Ground Beef and Noodles recipe is a satisfying family dinner that is ready in just 20 minutes! Made with ground beef, egg noodles and fridge and pantry staples, this delicious dinner is perfect for busy weeknights.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 5 servings
Calories 547 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 340 g egg noodles (1 package)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 carrot diced
  • 1 rib celery diced
  • 3/4 lb ground beef or beef and pork mix (340g)
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons milk (can omit for dairy-free recipe)
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream (can omit for dairy-free recipe)
  • salt and pepper
  • chopped fresh parsley

Instructions
 

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook egg noodles according to package directions. Drain.
  • Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large skillet and add the onions, carrot, and celery. Sauté for several minutes until the vegetables begin to soften and the onions turn translucent.
  • Add the ground beef to the sauteed vegetables and cook until browned and cooked through, being sure to break up any pieces as it cooks.
  • Add the flour over the ground beef and stir to coat it, cooking for 1 minute.
  • Add the beef broth, Dijon mustard, milk, Worcestershire sauce, nutmeg and all spice and continue to stir the mixture until it begins to thicken. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Remove the ground beef sauce from the heat and mix in the sour cream.
  • Add the drained egg noodles to the skillet and stir to coat the noodles with the beef sauce. Sprinkle with parsley before serving. [Note: If your skillet is not large enough, you can place the egg noodles into the larger pot and then top them with the beef mixture.]

Nutrition

Calories: 547kcalCarbohydrates: 59gProtein: 24gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 109mgSodium: 536mgPotassium: 572mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 2163IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 76mgIron: 4mg
Keyword 20 minute recipe, egg noodles, ground beef, quick dinner
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