This creamy French Onion Beef Noodles dish is an easy, delicious one pot dinner meant to provide pure comfort out of a single skillet.

This simple supper is a savory combination of tender beef and noodles that are blanketed in a rich French onion flavored sauce; guaranteed to make your mouth water while it warms and fills you up.

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French Onion Beef And Noodles

Our creamy French Onion Beef and Noodles recipe may be made with basic ingredients, (based off of the Salty Marshmallow site with a few swaps) but each one plays a part in creating the most flavorful, delicious, family-friendly dinner that’s easy enough to make any day of the week. 

Soft noodles and hearty beef are all cooked in one pot, which means there’s barely any dishes to wash so clean-up is a breeze!

Making this beef and noodles with Lipton onion soup mix is as easy as browning your beef, simmering it with soup and broth, adding in noodles and bringing it to a boil, stirring in sour cream (feel free to add parmesan cheese too), and serving. So simple!

If you love my Beef Stroganoff (also made with beef and egg noodles), but you’re looking for a bit (or a lot!) more onion flavor, then you must make this beefy French Onion soup supper, simply by removing the mushrooms and revising the sauce to make it more oniony, and of course finishing it with a sprinkle of french fried onions!

Why We Love French Onion Beef Noodles

  • Quick and easy to make.
  • Uses a handful of simple ingredients.
  • Soups and broth combine into a rich sauce that flavors the both the beef and noodles.
  • Hearty, comforting, one dish dinner that’s filled with so much flavor.
  • Perfect to serve on busy weeknights and then enjoy leftovers for lunch the next day.
French Onion Beef ingredients

French Onion Beef Noodles Ingredients

  • Unsalted butter
  • London broil beef
  • Yellow onion
  • Unsalted beef broth
  • French onion soup: I used Campbell’s brand but any brand will work.
  • Beefy onion soup mix: I used Lipton brand.
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Fresh parsley
  • Egg noodles: I used Meuller’s brand hearty homestyle but feel free to use your favorite.
  • Sour cream
  • Crispy fried onions: I used French’s brand.

Substitutions and Additions

  • More Meat Options: I love preparing this beef dish with London Broil, but you can also use ground beef or beef stew meat for less expensive options.
  • Use Another Egg Noodle: Any type of egg noodles will work great in this recipe. I used the hearty homestyle kind of egg noodles in this recipe but I also love using any extra wide or wide egg noodles too.
  • Tasty Toppings: Top your beef and noodles with crispy fried onions and a sprinkle of fresh chopped parsley.
serving French Onion Beef
  • Large skillet with lid

How to Make French Onion Beef Noodles

  1. Brown The Beef: Cook the onions and pieces of beef, until the meat is lightly browned on all sides.
    Pro Tip: It is ok if there is still some pink to the meat as it will continue to cook in the liquids.
  2. Simmer: Add the beef broth, French onion soup, beefy onion soup mix, salt, pepper, and parsley. Simmer for 10 minutes. 
  3. Boil: Add the noodles and bring the liquids to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover allow the noodles to cook until soft.
    Pro Tip: Check the noodles about halfway through cooking and stir them if needed. Be sure that all the noodles are in the liquids.
  4. Stir: Turn off the heat and stir in the sour cream until the sauce is thick. Sprinkle the crispy fried onions and parsley over the top.
  5. Serve: Serve warm and enjoy!

How To Prepare The Beef

I like to trim any excess fat from the cut of London broil beef before cutting it into cubes. It will sometimes have a piece of “silver skin” (this is like a tendon in the meat) on the side that is tough to chew when cooked.

You can make this a really quick meal by eliminating the prep of cubing the beef and buying what is called “stew meat” from the meat counter of your grocery store. The stew meat is often cheaper to buy but can be slightly tougher when cooked.

You may want to simmer your beef slightly longer than 10 minutes to ensure it is not too tough to chew.

Tips For Making The Best French Onion Beef Noodles

  • Any type of egg noodles will work great in this recipe. I used the wider homestyle kind, so they took an extra couple of minutes to cook. You will just want to check your noodles for doneness at the 8-9 minute mark and go from there with the rest of the recipe.
  • If you can not find a can of French onion soup, you can substitute it with a can of beefy mushroom soup. It is the closest to taste and texture to the French onion soup that I have found. It is NOT the same as cream of mushroom soup.

How to Store French Onion Beef Noodles

  • To Store: You can store any leftovers, in an airtight container, in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
  • To Freeze: I do not recommend freezing this dish.
French Onion Beef in a bowl

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I store French onion Beef Noodles?

This dish is best served immediately. As the noodles sit, they will continue to absorb the sauce. You can store any leftovers, in an airtight container, in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.

Can I freeze French Onion Beef Noodles?

This is not a good meal for freezing as the pasta will absorb all the liquids and will not yield the same results as when it is freshly made.

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5 from 3 votes
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French Onion Beef Noodles

Serves — 6
French Onion Beef Noodles makes a hearty and comforting one dish dinner! So easy to prepare in a single saucepan, the rich, creamy sauce creates the best coating for these beef and noodles.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 pounds London broil beef cut into 1-1½-inch cubes
  • 1 cup yellow onion diced
  • 32 ounce carton of unsalted beef broth
  • 10.5 ounce can of French onion soup Campbell’s brand
  • 1.1 ounce packet from a 2.2-ounce box of beefy onion soup mix (Lipton brand)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • tablespoons fresh parsley chopped (plus additional for garnish)
  • 12 ounce bag of egg noodles Meuller’s brand hearty homestyle
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • 2.8 ounce crispy fried onions French’s brand

Instructions
 

  • In a large skillet, over medium-high heat, add the butter, cubed beef pieces, and chopped onion. Cook the onions, and pieces of beef, until the meat is lightly browned on all sides. This will take 7-9 minutes. It is ok if there is still some pink to the meat as it will continue to cook in the liquids.
  • Once the meat is browned, add to the skillet the unsalted beef broth, can of French onion soup, the contents of the packet of beefy onion soup mix, salt, black pepper, and fresh chopped parsley. Lower the heat to medium and allow the meat to simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Once the meat has simmered, stir in the egg noodles.
  • Bring the liquids up to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium-low, cover the skillet with a lid and allow the noodles to cook for 10-12 minutes or until soft. Check the noodles about halfway through cooking and stir them if needed. Be sure that all the noodles are in the liquids.
  • Once the noodles are cooked, remove the lid from the skillet, turn off the heat and stir in the sour cream until you get a nice thick sauce.
  • Sprinkle the crispy fried onions over the top of the French onion beef noodles and add an additional sprinkle of fresh chopped parsley, if desired to garnish.

Jenn’s Notes

Yields: 6 (1½ cup) servings
Storage:
  • To Store: You can store any leftovers, in an airtight container, in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
  • To Freeze: I do not recommend freezing this dish.
Tips:
  • Any type of egg noodles will work great in this recipe. I used the wider homestyle kind, so they took an extra couple of minutes to cook. You will just want to check your noodles for doneness at the 8-9 minute mark and go from there with the rest of the recipe.
  • If you can not find a can of French onion soup, you can substitute it with a can of beefy mushroom soup. It is the closest to taste and texture to the French onion soup that I have found. It is NOT the same as cream of mushroom soup.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 829kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 49g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 184mg | Sodium: 1379mg | Potassium: 1189mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 417IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 4mg

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