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Mexican Food:How to Make Fideo con Carne y Papas Recipe - Vermicelli

Updated on May 13, 2015

Guisado: Vermicelli with Beef and Potatoes

Fideo con carne y papas is a great family dish that tastes great and can feed 4-6 family members for under $10. Fideo (vermicelli) is a common staple in most hispanic households, it is versatile and at .28 cents a box - very economical.
Fideo con carne y papas is a great family dish that tastes great and can feed 4-6 family members for under $10. Fideo (vermicelli) is a common staple in most hispanic households, it is versatile and at .28 cents a box - very economical. | Source

Fideo: Vermicelli

Fideo con carne y papas.
Fideo con carne y papas. | Source

Fideo con carne y papas is a delicious and common meal in many hispanic households. This recipe will serve 4 - 6 people for under $10.

  • Fideo: means vermicelli
  • Carne: means beef
  • Papas: means potatoes

There are a variety of ways to prepare fideo. You can make it soupier by adding more water or drier by adding less. There are a variety of ingredients one can add to fideo. This makes it a versatile dish for you and your family.

What is fideo?

Fideo is a macaroni type pasta that originated in Spain. It is available long, like spaghetti or boxed in one inch lengths. Fideo is a nice substitute when a cook does not want to use rice or other forms of pasta. Fideo can be prepared with other foods or enjoyed alone.

Recipe: Fideo con Carne y Papas

3.4 stars from 20 ratings of Fideo con Carne y Papas

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: Makes 4 - 6 hearty servings.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound stew meat
  • 1 5 oz. box fideo (vermicelli)
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 1 peeled potato
  • garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

Instructions

  1. Add 1 tablespoon of canola oil to a skillet. Brown stew meat over medium to hugh heat.
  2. Add chopped onion over browned beef stew meat.
  3. Add peeled and cubed potato over beef stew 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. Brown fideo as it cooks.
  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 stew mixture.
  7. Pour beef stock over fideo and stew mixture. Bring the mixture to a boil, cover with a lid and let simmer on low for 10 minutes. The fideo will soak up the broth during this time.
  8. Serve your prepared fideo con carne y papas in soup bowl or dish. Enjoy!

Photo Tutorial: Fideo con Carne y Papas

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Brown 1 pound of stew meat in a skillet with 1 tablespoon canola oil. (medium/high heat)Add 1 cup of chopped onion to the browned stew meat.Add one peeled and cubed potato. Brown one box of fideo (vermicelli) with 1 tablespoon of canola oil.Add browned fideo (vermicelli) over the browned stew meat, onions and potatoes. Add on cube of Knorr, beef bouillon to 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil in a saucepan or in the microwave.for 2 minutes. Pour the beef boullion over the fideo mixture, bring to a boil, cover and let simmer on low for 10  minutes. Serve your prepared fideo con carne y papas and enjoy.
Brown 1 pound of stew meat in a skillet with 1 tablespoon canola oil. (medium/high heat)
Brown 1 pound of stew meat in a skillet with 1 tablespoon canola oil. (medium/high heat) | Source
Add 1 cup of chopped onion to the browned stew meat.
Add 1 cup of chopped onion to the browned stew meat. | Source
Add one peeled and cubed potato.
Add one peeled and cubed potato. | Source
Brown one box of fideo (vermicelli) with 1 tablespoon of canola oil.
Brown one box of fideo (vermicelli) with 1 tablespoon of canola oil. | Source
Add browned fideo (vermicelli) over the browned stew meat, onions and potatoes.
Add browned fideo (vermicelli) over the browned stew meat, onions and potatoes. | Source
Add on cube of Knorr, beef bouillon to 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil in a saucepan or in the microwave.for 2 minutes.
Add on cube of Knorr, beef bouillon to 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil in a saucepan or in the microwave.for 2 minutes. | Source
 Pour the beef boullion over the fideo mixture, bring to a boil, cover and let simmer on low for 10  minutes.
Pour the beef boullion over the fideo mixture, bring to a boil, cover and let simmer on low for 10 minutes. | Source
Serve your prepared fideo con carne y papas and enjoy.
Serve your prepared fideo con carne y papas and enjoy. | Source

Video: How to make fideo

Budget-friendly family dishes under $10.

Fideo con Pollo Recipe (Vermicelli with Chicken) Fideo con pollo is also known as vermicelli with chicken. This dish is budget friendly and tasty.

Pechuga Monterrey Recipe (Chicken) Mexican food is delicious and economical. Pechuga Monterrey will delight your taste-buds with eye catching steamed veggies and melted colby-jack cheese.

Fideo Options

There are a variety of meats you can use in fideo dishes.

  • ground beef
  • stew meat
  • chicken

Fideo can be eaten alone or with a variety of vegetables. Fideo is compatible with:

  • tomato
  • onion
  • potato
  • squash
  • carrots
  • corn
  • peas
  • a variety of peppers
  • lima beans
  • garbanzo beans

Broths can be varied when preparing fideo:

  • beef broth
  • chicken broth
  • vegetable broth
  • tomato sauce

Herbs and spices:

  • cilantro sprigs
  • bay leaf
  • garlic
  • ground peppercorns
  • cumin

Serving suggestion:

  • Ladle fideo con carne y papas over a serving of refried beans.

Cooking tip:

Inexpensive cuts of beef can be tough and difficult to tenderize. Consider adding one teaspoon of white vinegar to stew meats. Vinegar helps marinade and tenderize the beef and makes it easier to cut and chew.

© 2012 Marisa Hammond Olivares

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Yum! This one looks even better than the one with chicken! That's it, I'm coming over to your house for dinner!!! :) VUMS.

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      Rachel Vega 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      This looks great! I wonder if I can make it with vegetarian beef-like strips (like Gardein)?

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      kelleyward 4 years ago

      I've never heard of this but it looks fantastic! My entire family would enjoy this meal. Voted up and 5 stars! Kelley

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Sounds wonderful. Great video. Passing this on.

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      Girish puri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      sounds delicious, i like it.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      I see you are posting all my favorites dishes this week from my childhood. This was on that we had a lot during the cold winter months as it is a stew type dish. Your recipe is simple and a great dinner choice.

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      Rebecca Mealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      This looks very tasty and not a lot of ingredients or trouble making. Very cool! Voted useful and sharing all around!

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      Sharon Smith 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      This truly is my kind of meal. Looks and sounds wonderful and I believe I must try this. Since I do most of the cooking for my father know, he will also definitely like this. Thanks for the "translation lessons" too, I needed that!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 4 years ago from Texas

      TToombs08, Come on over - I'll give ya' yums for your VUMS! :) My hubby prefers beef and I prefer chicken. I hope you give it a try sometime.

      theclevercat, I think your idea will work. Fideo with just veggies taste great too. - Enjoy!

      lelleyward, I'm sure they would. It is quick, easy, inexpensive and definitely tasty. I'm thrilled to see you - thanks for stopping by.

      Gypsey Rose Lee, thank you so very much! I truly appreciate it.

      girishpuri, I'm so glad you think so. Thanks for reading and commenting.

      teaches12345, I've got your taste-buds going? You are absolutely right - a nice bowl of fideo on a cold day is definitely heartwarming. I share in your childhood memories. :)

      rebeccamealey, yes - it is simple and just a few ingredients. By the way, plain fideo with just the bullion is great too. Thanks so much for reading, commenting and voting.

      Sharyn's Slant, I'd love to hear how both of you like this. You are quite welcome for the translation - I figured I'd better throw those in. Super glad to see you Sharon - have a great day.

      Thanks to all of you for taking the time to read and comment. Fideo really is versatile and I'm sure many of you will find delicious and creative ways to include it in your meals. Enjoy!

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      I read the title of your hub quickly, Marisa, and started laughing when I thought you wrote 'Fido' instead of 'fideo.' My first thought - are we reduced to eating dogmeat now? Sorry about that. This is really a neat, easy recipe and I will try it. Thanks.

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      Joseph De Cross 4 years ago

      Simply delicious! Is 2:17 a.m. and I got hungry! Hopefully I will survive until tomorrow. Omg! You know how to get us with those pics Marissa. Your easy to follow instructions are a delight!

      Lord

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 4 years ago from Texas

      drbj, you sent my into a giggle frenzy! LOL You are something else! :) Thanks so much for stopping by. You made my day! I do hope you enjoy the recipe.

      lord de cross - Hi Joseph! So glad to see you. I see I tempted those taste buds of yours. Give it a try sometime - I really do think you'd enjoy this dish. Thank you so much for reading and commenting.

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      I'm glad you gave definitions so I wouldn't have to look them up--or make a mistake! Thanks for an easy and different recipe--I need one that has lots of aroma and looks good for a recuperating husband. :)

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 4 years ago from Texas

      RTalloni, I bet you could make this blindfolded. I do hope your hubby is doing well. I bet you are a great chef/nurse. Glad you came by.

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      Tim Mitchell 4 years ago from Escondido, CA

      Delicioius. I've got a big bottle of cayenne pepper just waiting to try this with. Tortilleria Mexicana around the corner will get a visit on that Sunday too. Hmmmmmmm tortillas, whole wheat, yeah or maybe a torta gazpachera, M'm, M'm looks good . . . (thanks for the favor too!)

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 4 years ago from Texas

      tsmog: Hi Tim! Wow! You made ME hungry! lol I also keep cayenne around for that extra dash of spice. Tortas are good too. Heck, all mexican food is good. Thank you so much for stopping by to read and comment. It sincerely is a pleasure to see you.

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      India Arnold 4 years ago from Northern, California

      What a great tip regarding the vermicelli; browning it must bring out that yummy nutty flavor of the pasta. I am a HUGE fan of anything Latin, and this recipe is going up on the fridge without a doubt! Great stuff missolive!

      HubHugs~

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 4 years ago from Texas

      Hi K9! Thank you! Browning rice and pasta is a common step in cooking mexican food. It does add a different texture and flavor. I'm glad to hear this recipe is fridge/magnet worthy. :)

      Thank you so much for stopping by to read and comment. HubHugs to you too!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      You know how much I love Mexican food :) Will be putting your recipe on the menu this upcoming week. Thank you.

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      Eddy Jones 4 years ago from Wales.

      Mmmm another for that ever expanding recipe book;thanks for sharing and I will certainly be trying this out.

      Take care and enjoy your day.

      Eddy.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 4 years ago from Texas

      Just Ask Susan, this is one of those simple staple meals mom would have simmering for lunch or dinner. It tastes good, it is inexpensive and it is heartwarming. Hearty too. I do hope you enjoy it.

      eddy4me, the hard part is not letting the waistline expand along with the recipe book. hehehe Glad to see you Eddy.

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      Senoritaa 4 years ago

      Very simple and I bet tasty. Must try!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 4 years ago from Texas

      Senoritaa, thank you for reading and commenting. Yes, this dish is actually pretty easy and inexpensive too. I do hope you try it.

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      Kelly Umphenour 3 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      MmmmMmmMmMmMmMMm

      Looks great MO!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 3 years ago from Texas

      RealHousewife, thank you Kelly! This is a great meal when you need a nice warm lunch. Glad to see you.

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