This is a delicious Mexican variation of fideo, Mexican spaghetti.

Mindy

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef, 1 tablespoon dried onion, 1 tablespoon garlic powder, salt, and black pepper in the hot skillet until beef is browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease. Transfer beef to a bowl.

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  • Heat canola oil in the same skillet over medium heat; cook and stir fideo noodles in the hot oil until browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Add ground beef and enough hot water to cover the noodles; stir in tomato sauce, 2 tablespoons dried onion, 1 tablespoon garlic powder, cumin, onion powder, beef bouillon, green bell pepper, salt, and black pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until noodles are tender, 10 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

412 calories; protein 17.5g; carbohydrates 46.4g; fat 17.2g; cholesterol 34.8mg; sodium 295.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/15/2015
Fideo is vermicelli pasta. A much thinner spaghetti pasta. Cooks faster than spaghetti. The recipe calls for 2 measurements of minice onion when there should be only 1.. I prefer to use fresh chopped onion . I cook it at the same time I brown my meat. (ground beef or whole steak diced in bite sized cubes) I don't measure just toss in a handful. When the meat is cooked I add the box of vermiceli and cook the noodles stirring until brown. Cover with water. Add tomato, spices , salt and pepper to taste and cook on low until pasta is tender. about 10 minutes. I don not use green bell pepper in my recipe. On occasions I add a small potato cut in small cubes and add it to the fideo when I add the water. Cook until fideo and diced potato are done. Do not over cook fideo. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/03/2013
I'm not sure what to compare this with because I've never had Fideo before. I wasn't sure what Fideo noodles were but what I could find on the internet said that it was spaghetti so that is what I used. I followed the recipe but I had to add about 4 cups of water to get the noodles completely cooked. It was kind of strong on the onion and garlic flavor for me. I think I would cut the onion and garlic powder in half if I make this again. Read More
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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 2
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Rating: 4 stars
03/15/2015
Fideo is vermicelli pasta. A much thinner spaghetti pasta. Cooks faster than spaghetti. The recipe calls for 2 measurements of minice onion when there should be only 1.. I prefer to use fresh chopped onion . I cook it at the same time I brown my meat. (ground beef or whole steak diced in bite sized cubes) I don't measure just toss in a handful. When the meat is cooked I add the box of vermiceli and cook the noodles stirring until brown. Cover with water. Add tomato, spices , salt and pepper to taste and cook on low until pasta is tender. about 10 minutes. I don not use green bell pepper in my recipe. On occasions I add a small potato cut in small cubes and add it to the fideo when I add the water. Cook until fideo and diced potato are done. Do not over cook fideo. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/10/2015
This turned out pretty good and far better than I expected honestly. I used ground venison in place of beef but that was the only change I made. I am a little confused by the "mexican spaghetti". Fideo as I know it is soup which is what I originally had when I turned the stove off but the noodles absorbed so much of the liquid within a few minutes that "mexican spaghetti" is what ended up on the dinner table. Regardless, the flavor was good. You'll just need to add more liquid (I chose spicy V-8) if you want the more soup consistency. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/02/2013
I'm not sure what to compare this with because I've never had Fideo before. I wasn't sure what Fideo noodles were but what I could find on the internet said that it was spaghetti so that is what I used. I followed the recipe but I had to add about 4 cups of water to get the noodles completely cooked. It was kind of strong on the onion and garlic flavor for me. I think I would cut the onion and garlic powder in half if I make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2018
Substitute real onion for onion flakes and added some sofrito. My daughter had seconds no leftovers. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2019
Great recipe! Loved it! Thanks Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/15/2019
This is a quick and easy dinner for a week night. I made it a bit differently (but rating on the as is recipe). For one I added frozen corn and some black beans (my kids not green pepper fans). I also use more cumin and less salt as the boullion has plenty. But that s the joy of this recipe - doctor it as you would like!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2019
I love it!!! Instead of 16oz fideo I used the 7oz. Still game out good and plenty!! Thanks for the recipe!!! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
11/09/2020
Too much cumin. Easy otherwise. Unfortunately, I didn't have tomato sauce so I subbed paste. Probably a big part of the problem. Also subbed chicken cubed boullion, no beef. I will probably try again but with correct ingredients. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/19/2018
Good easy recipe. Will definitely make again. Read More
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