Dried Beef and Noodles

 

3 to 4 oz. dried beef

1 pkg. (8 oz. noodles

2 teaspoons vegetable oil

up butter or margarine

cup flour

2 cups evaporated milk

1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen peas or frozen mixed vegetables, partially thawed

1 pkg. (8 oz.) sharp processed cheese, grated

 

Snip dried beef into small pieces; set aside. Cook noodles according to package directions until barely tender. In large bowl, toss with oil; set aside. In saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Blend in flour until smooth. Gradually stir in evaporated milk. Cook until smooth and thick.

 

Pour white sauce over noodles; toss to mix. Fold in snipped beef, vegetables and most of grated cheese, reserving a small amount to sprinkle over top; stir well. Pour mixture into well-greased Crock-Pot. Sprinkle lightly with reserved cheese. Cover and cook on low setting for 6 to 10 hours.

 

Makes 4 to 6 servings (about 2 quarts).