Sear beef: While the chopped steak is still on the cutting board, toss it with 1 teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a large Dutch oven over medium high heat. Add half of the beef and sear until deeply golden, about 4 minutes total. Remove to a plate but leave the drippings. Repeat with remaining beef; set aside.
Gravy: Melt 2 tablespoons butter with 1 tablespoon olive oil in the drippings over medium-high heat. Add the chopped onions and sauté until softened, about 5-8 minutes.
Reduce heat to medium, add flour, garlic and red pepper flakes. Cook for 1 minute, scraping up the browned bits on the bottom of the pan.
Reduce heat to low and slowly whisk in the water. Add the Zoup Beef Base, Worcestershire, soy sauce, Dijon, and all seasonings. Stir in the seared beef.
Bake: Bring the pot to a simmer, cover, and transfer to the oven. Bake for 90 minutes, then carefully remove the lid, stir, and continue to bake uncovered an additional 30 minutes. In the meantime, cook the pasta.
Noodles: Cook the egg noodles in a separate pot with salted water according to package directions, just until al dente. Drain and drizzle lightly with olive oil if the beef isn’t done cooking yet to prevent the noodles from sticking together.
Finish sauce: Once the beef is done, transfer the pot to the stove. Whisk the heavy cream with the cornstarch. Stir it into the beef then bring to a simmer until thickened, about 5-7 minutes. Add peas the last 1-2 minutes of cooking.
Combine: Stir in noodles and season with salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with fresh parsley if desired.
Zoup! Substitution: substitute with 1 ½ tablespoons granulated beef bouillon or Better Than Bouillon. For cubes, crush 1 ½ cubes and add directly without dissolving in water first.
Prep Ahead: follow the recipe through adding the beef to the gravy, cover and pop in the fridge. The next day, get your simmer on then transfer to the oven.
Gluten free: swap the soy sauce for tamari, use gluten free flour and your favorite gluten free pasta. Also, double check that your Worcestershire sauce is gluten free.
Recipe Variations: see post for more recipe variations, tips and tricks.
HOW TO STORE AND REHEAT
To store: Beef Tips and Noodles should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four days.
To freeze: let the dish cool completely then transfer the contents to a freezer safe bag and squeeze out excess air to prevent freezer burn or transfer to an airtight freezer safe container. Freeze for up to 4 months. For better textured noodles, omit the noodles and just freeze the gravy, then prepare the noodles fresh when ready to eat. Thaw in the refrigerator completely before reheating.
To reheat in the microwave: heat for 90 seconds, then at 30-second intervals until warmed through.
To reheat on the stove: transfer to a skillet and heat over medium heat just until warmed through, adding additional, water or heavy cream as needed.