German Beef Noodle Soup – Oma's Rindfleisch Nudelsuppe

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Beef noodle soup, Rinderfleisch Nudelsuppe, either with egg noodles or small pasta shapes, uses a homemade beef broth. Kids love it! Adults love it! You'll love it! I LOVE it because it's so easy to make!

Great recipes like this get handed down from generation to generation. This rich beef broth with egg noodles was one of my Mutti's best soups that she learned from her Mutti.

And, NOW, I'm handing it down to you!

Beef noodle (or pasta) soup is an all-time favorite among kids and adults alike, made just like Oma!

This recipe is easy. However, it's not quick, because it depends upon making that wonderful beef broth first. If you're in a rush, you can use a purchased beef broth. Just make sure it's a really good quality one, since the broth is the star of the show in this recipe.

Check out the many variations I've given in the "a bit of this and a bit of that" section below. It's where you'll find some the the different ways I've used this recipe to create new ones. You'll find that you'll be able to add so many different ingredients to this soup ... it's my favorite way to clean out the crisper.

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A bit of this and a bit of that ...

  • Want a different soup? Add a can of diced tomatoes. Adjust seasoning as needed.
  • As with most recipes using beef in soups, you can use almost any cut of beef, especially if it has bones and a good marbling of fat. I like to use bottom blade, but if something else is on sale, I'll use that.
  • Looking for recipes with noodles, or pasta, or macaroni? This one can use any of those.
  • Have some tired-looking veggies in the crisper? Cauliflower? Mushrooms? Spinach? Lettuce? Radishes? Yes, they all work. 
  • Add your favorite herbs and spices. For me, that often means adding Montreal Steak Spice. Not German, I know, but hubby and I love the extra little kick it gives. 
  • Finishing off with a garnish of freshly chopped parsley or chives is nice.
  • Maggi is an all-time favorite addition. Vegeta is another. 

Oma Says:

I love to add other veggies to the soup as well.

In the pictured soup, I've added some chopped cauliflower. Sliced mushrooms would be nice as well. At other times, I've even added a package of frozen chopped spinach. A can of kale would be great as well :-)

The broth is so rich tasting. Little did I know it was so easy to make this German soup using boiled beef. My boys loved it when I added alphabet pasta (macaroni) or other shaped pastas. New shape, new soup!

Why not turn this recipe into your very own version?!?

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German Beef Noodle Soup – Oma's Rindfleisch Nudelsuppe

Beef noodle soup, aka Rinderfleisch Nudelsuppe, with either egg noodles or small pasta shapes, is made using a homemade beef broth. Kids love it! Adults love it! And since it’s easy, I love it!

This rich beef broth with egg noodles was one of my Mutti's best soups that she learned from her Mutti. And, NOW, I'm handing it down to you!

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

2 hours

Total Time

2.25 hours


Makes 6 servings


  • 2½ pounds beef roast, preferably with bone
  • 3 - 4 carrots, scraped or peeled, large chunks
  • bottom end of celery and the top leaves
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon peppercorns
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 8 cups water
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 cup pasta shells (or noodles)
  • salt, pepper, fresh parsley, Maggi (optional)



  1. Trim away most of the fat from the roast, but keep the bones which add flavor to the soup.
  2. Put meat, carrot chunks, bottom and leaves of celery, onion, salt, peppercorns, bay leaves, and water into a large soup pot.
  3. Bring to boil. Cover and simmer 1½ hours or until the meat is tender.
  4. Remove meat, cool, and cut into bite-sized pieces. Strain broth and return broth to pot.
  5. Add chopped carrots and celery.
  6. Bring to boil, cover, and simmer about 15 minutes. Add pasta or noodles. Add cooked meat. Simmer until pasta or noodles are tender, according to package instructions, usually about 5 to 10 minutes.
  7. Season with salt, pepper and Maggi (optional)
  8. Garnish with chopped parsley.

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Oma's Beef Noodle Soup ~ Rindfleisch Nudelsuppe

Oma's Beef Noodle Soup ~ Rindfleisch Nudelsuppe
Oma’s Beef Noodle Soup, with either egg noodles or small pasta shapes, is made using a homemade beef broth. Kids love it! Adults love it! And since it’s easy, I love it!

Ingredients: beef roast, carrots, celery, onion, seasonings, pasta shells,

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