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February 25, 2019

Vermicelli with Meat and Potatoes (Fideo con Carne y Papas)

Sopa de Fideo also referred to as Sopita de Fideo, it has been suggested that the dish may have originated in Spain. Fideo con Carne y Papas simply means vermicelli noodles with meat and potatoes. 

Try a few chunks of avocado, some crumbled queso fresco, or a bolillo for the delicious juices.

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Serves 6


5 oz. box of fideo (vermicelli)
1 lb. stew meat or ground beef 
1/2 cup  chopped onion
1 large potato, peeled and cubed
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 cube beef bouillon
1 can 14.5 oz diced tomatoes
4 oz. tomato sauce
2 tbsp vegetable oil
Salt & pepper to taste

Optional Toppings:
Crumbled cotija cheese
Thinly Sliced Serrano chile
Chopped Cilantro

  1. Add 1 tablespoon of oil to a skillet (not for ground beef). Brown stew meat or ground beef over medium to high heat.
  2. Add chopped onion over browned meat.
  3. Add peeled and cubed potato over the meat, and onions.
  4. Add one cube of beef bouillon to 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil in a microwave-safe dish in the microwave.
  5. Add 1 tablespoon of canola oil to a 2nd skillet. Add one 5 oz. box of fideo (vermicelli). Stir fideo over medium heat until golden brown.
  6. Pour browned fideo over meat mixture.
  7. Pour beef stock, canned tomatoes and tomato sauce over fideo and meat mixture. Bring the mixture to a boil, cover with a lid and let simmer on low for 10-15 minutes. The fideo will soak up some of the broth during this time. Fideo is ready when potatoes are tender.
  8. Serve your prepared Fideo con Carne y papas in a soup bowl.

Serve with avocado slices or bolillo roll. Garnish with green onions. Enjoy!

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