Fideo Con Carne Picado

 Serves: 10    |     Prep: 10 min     |     Cook: 30-35 min     |     Ready: 45 min


2 T. oil, *optional
1/4 – 1/3 onion, diced
1 lb. ground beef
2 pkg. Q & Q Fideo (5 oz. pkg.)
a few dashes garlic powder
1 Knorr bouillon cube or 1 T. from jar
2 peeled potatoes, cut into bite size
1/2 c. tomato sauce or petite stewed
1  1/2 – 2 c. water
salt & pepper to taste


Diana and Corine, Jerry’s sisters
were nice enough to share this wonderful family recipe. We
laughed the entire time they were making it. Such a great alternative
to traditional spaghetti with
tomato sauce.


Add 1 T. oil to saucepan and sauté onion until translucent. Add ground beef and brown with onion making sure not to over brown.

Lightly toast Fideo in 1 T. oil in another saucepan over medium heat. Continue to cook until noodles are golden brown, about 3-5 minutes.

Add beef/onion mixture, garlic powder, bouillon, potatoes, tomato sauce and water to fideo. Stir mixture, cover and simmer 30-45 minutes over medium-low flame.

Taste and adjust seasonings with salt and pepper. Serve with hot flour tortillas and beans.

*Optional add-ins: 1 jalapeno, green bell peppers and/or 1/8 tsp. ground cumin