Beef Noodle Skillet

Prep time:
Cook time: 30 minutes total

  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound ground chuck
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 12 ounces egg noodles
  • 2 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon grainy mustard
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • A few dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 8oz container sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  1. Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the ground chuck and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook the meat, crumbling as you go, until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Add the tomato paste and cook for about 30 seconds.
  2. Add the noodles, broth, 1 cup hot water, the mustard, paprika and Worcestershire sauce. Give a big stir and bring to a simmer. Cover and allow everything to simmer, stirring occasionally and adding up to 1/2 cup more water if necessary, until the pasta is al dente and the sauce has thickened, about 12 minutes. Stir in the sour cream and heavy cream and cook for 1 additional minute or until the pasta is tender.
  3. Remove from the heat. Sprinkle over the chives and serve directly from the pan.

Some of the ingredients seem odd choices, do not omit them! They come together in a way that created the flavor you expect from this dish.