This is our favorite "beef stroganoff" recipe. For years I called it Beef Stroganoff, until I realized one day that you probably can't call something "beef stroganoff" if it doesn't have sour cream in it. So these days it's known as Beef and Noodles. :) Make sure you don't put the noodles in to the crockpot to cook all day, or you'll join my sister-in-law in a cooking mistake that she has never lived down!
2 lbs beef stew meat (you could get away with 1-1/2 lbs to save $$ and/or calories)
2 cans cream of mushroom soup
2 envelopes dry onion soup mix
1/2 tsp. pepper
16 oz egg noodles
Cut beef stew meat into smaller pieces, if you'd like. (It will be very soft and easy to cut when cooked, so this is really not a necessity.) Combine beef, soup, soup mix, and pepper in crockpot. Stir well. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours. Cook noodles. Add noodles to crockpot, mix well, and serve. (Or serve beef mixture on top of noodles.)
Yield: Quite a bit! The original recipe calls for half of this, which could easily feed four. We double it so that we have leftovers to pack for lunches the next day.