Fideo con Carne

If you have never had fideo you are in for a treat if you decide to make this recipe. I made this earlier for my dad and he could not stop raving about it. He said I have to make it for him more often. Although I know I’ve made it for him before, he just probably forgot since I cook so many different things.

Anyway back to the recipe. Fideo is the Spanish word for noodles. This recipe is pretty much just noodles with beef. I like beef with this recipe, but I’ve seen it made with pork, and chicken as well. When made with a protein makes for a great main dish. Or you can make just with vegetables and serve it as a side dish.

One step in making fideo you absolutely can not skip. That is browning the noodles in oil. When doing this step make sure you constantly stir the noodles, they can go from browned to burnt in seconds. Be sure not to walk away when you reach this part of the recipe. After that it just reminds me alot of making rice. Add in your remaining ingredients, top with a liquid, cover and simmer until all the liquid is absorbed. And voila you are done!!

Serve it up with some warm tortillas, guacamole, maybe even some refried beans. You now have the perfect meal that will wow family and friends, and they will never know how easy it was to actually make.

Fideo con Carne


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 5oz pckg vermicelli noodles
  • 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes and green chilis
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Flour or corn tortillas, for serving
  • Guacamole, for serving

In a large skillet add onion and ground beef, season with salt, cumin, and chili powder. Brown meat, drain, and set aside.

In the same skillet at 1 tablespoon of oil and add vermicelli noodles. Lightly brown noodles, stirring constantly. When noodles are lightly brown return meat mixture, diced tomatoes and green chilis, chicken broth, chili powder, cumin, and garlic powder.

Bring to a boil and cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes.

Taste and season with salt and pepper to your liking.

Serve with tortillas and guacamole.

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Juliette Exupery says:

    I have never seen a 5 oz. pkg. of fideo. It doesn’t seem like enough for 1 lb. of ground beef.

  2. LeeAnn says:

    Do you just break the noodles in half or thirds? It’s kind of hard to tell. This looks amazing can’t wait to make this!

    1. s2karen says:

      Hi Leeann! They are actually noodles called fideo. You can find them in the store. Google fideo noodles! They come already small.

  3. Tammy johnson says:

    Do u drain the tomatoes and green chilis

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