Mutti's Beef Noodle Soup
Beef noodle soup, aka Rinder-Nudelsuppe, either made with egg noodles or small pasta shapes, is such an easy and hearty soup to make. Kids love it! Adults love it! You'll love it! 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!
Do check out the many variations given in the "a bit of this and a bit of that" below this soup recipe.
Mutti's Beef Noodle Soup
- 2½ lb 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 tsp salt
- 1 tsp 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)
- Trim away most of the fat from the roast, but keep the bones which add flavor to the soup.
- Put meat, carrot chunks, bottom and leaves of celery, onion, w tsp salt, peppercorns, bay leaves, and water into a large soup pot.
- Bring to boil. Cover and simmer 1½ hours or until the meat is tender.
- Remove meat, cool, and cut into bite-sized pieces. Strain broth and return broth to pot.
- Add chopped carrots and celery.
- 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 - 10 minutes.
- Season with salt, pepper and Maggi (optional)
- Garnish with chopped parsley.
- Makes 4 - 6 servings
Like the soup above? You'll love looking at and making more of Oma's soups. All so quick and easy!
What makes these soups so wunderbar? They bring back such wonderful memories of my Mutti's kitchen. So, of course, I had to write my own soup e-cookbook to share with my grandchildren. I know you'll LOVE it, too! There are 84 full-color pages filled with step-by-step instructions and hints. Take a quick peek ...
Sharing these soup recipes from my Mutti and Oma to my own young grandchildren ... that's such a delicious way to pass on our German heritage :)
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.
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 was 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!
Some German Beef & Pork Soups
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