Crockpot Beef Teriyaki Noodles

Crockpot beef teriyaki noodles has quickly become one of our favorite dinners of all time!

Perfectly sweet teriyaki sauce infuses into beef stew and carrot chunks. Then it gets thickened up to coat noodles. Any kind of noodle would work here obviously, but we love to use lo mein or egg noodles. It’s a simple matter of mixing a sauce, and turning on the crockpot. The hardest thing about this recipe is smelling it cook while you wait.

I’d say the best part of this meal is how insanely easy it is to make, but really it’s the flavor. This is absolutely delicious!

Please try it on a busy day, and let me know what you think!

Crockpot Beef Teriyaki Noodles Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 to 1 1/2lb beef stew meat
  • thick carrot slices or chunks
  • 12 to 16oz lo mein noodles (or your favorite noodles)

Marinade

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup mirin
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 heaped teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 splashes of sesame oil

Directions

Step 1
In a large measuring cup pour in the first four liquid ingredients of the teriyaki marinade.

By doing this, you skip making an extra mixing bowl dirty. Just make sure you start with the liquids to ensure that you can measure them accurately.
Step 2
You'll end up with 1 1/2 cups of liquid.

Once that's done, dump the last of the marinade components.

Give it a good stir with one of your measuring spoons (once again to save on dishes), and move on with your carrots.
Step 3
I love the little circles of sesame oil that settle on top for some reason.

The number of carrots really depends on their size along with how much meat you end up using. These were some pretty small ones. Here are ten that I've got peeled and ready to chop.

Step 4
Slice them on a bias into large chunks. Small pieces would get lost or too saturated with sauce in a crockpot, so when in doubt go bigger here.
Step 5
Fill the bottom of your crockpot with a layer of carrot chunks.
Step 6
Next comes the layer of beef chunks.
Step 7
Now top it all off with another layer of carrots.
Step 8
I didn't have quite enough for this, so I ended up chopping up an 11th carrot. It's not an exact science, but I'm a bit too neurotic to look at sparse carrot coverage.

Anyhow, on to the hard part... pour the marinade over the whole shebang.
Step 9
Here's a look before cooking on high for four hours.
Step 10
And here's a look four hours later.
Step 11
Yum!

Strain out every last bite of beef and carrots into a bowl.
Step 12
I like to shred the chunks of beef slightly.
Step 13
The dish would still be yummy with larger pieces, but I've done it both ways and prefer smaller pieces that are kind of all over the place.

Now for what really sends this dish over the top!

Pour all of the meat juice and marinade out of the crockpot and into a skillet.
Step 14
Kick up the heat to high, and boil away for about ten minutes.

Every now and then give it a stir/scrape with a spatula. But basically it can just go on it's own until it looks thickened and the bubbles completely cover the surface area and are really big and fat like this.
Step 15
Now it's just a matter of adding in the beef and carrots.
Step 16
And toss in some cooked noodles.
Step 17
Toss it all around, and dinner is done!
Step 18
Ok, so it might not be pretty...
Step 19
but it's one of the most delicious dinners you'll ever have!!
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