Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Mexican Spaghetti

A.K.A. Fideo.  But, I try to tie as many things as possible to actual spaghetti since its my favorite food...just go with it!  This is one of my favorite things my grandma makes, which says A LOT because she is an amazing cook!  My Mom makes a pretty mean fideo too...she fixed it last week when I was at home so I took a stab at it this week and it was really easy and turned out great.  I didn't change the recipe much, or at all really...just make sure you use lean meat and low sodium ingredients and you will have a healthier version.

This will be especially good during this ridiculous winter wonderland we are currently having...I am soooo over it, but it is giving me a chance to make lots of yummy soups!

This can be made with ground beef, turkey or shredded chicken - or no meat at all, which tastes really good but I wouldn't suggest it because you need some protein in your life.  I used ground beef (makes it seem more like spaghetti).  You also need some veggies in your life so make sure to serve this up with a nice salad...just a suggestion!

Here is what you need:

1 lb extra lean ground beef
1 box fideo noodles (found in the pasta section)
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 can crushed tomatoes, no salt added
1/2 white onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, diced
2 1/2 cups low sodium, fat free chicken broth
1 handful fresh cut cilantro
1/2 teaspoon cumin

Brown ground beef in large skillet, drain and set aside.  In same skillet heat oil over medium heat.  Add fideo and saute until lightly brown.

Add onion and garlic.  Saute until onion starts to soften.

Add tomatoes, broth and cumin.  Season with pepper to taste.  Bring to a boil then add cilantro.

Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.  Add ground beef and simmer for 5-10 more minutes, until fideo is soft.

On a side do I always pick completely un-photogenic (is that a word?) recipes?!?!


1 comment:

  1. I feel like your blog is even MORE legit than before with your new fancy job!


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