Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

This is a delicious, one-pan meal to change up the ordinary ground beef or ground turkey recipes. Although the dish is delicious the first day - the leftovers just might be a bit better!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat until it ripples.
  2. Break vermicelli in 1/2 and add to oil to brown. Careful, it doesn't take long!
  3. Add ground meat, garlic, and onion. Brown until meat is no longer pink.
  4. Spoon out grease from meat.
  5. Add remaining ingredients except cheese. Stir until blended.
  6. Reduce heat to simmer, Cover and cook about 35 minutes - stirring occasionally - until the liquid has been reduced.
  7. Remove from heat, top with cheese, and allow to set for 5 minutes. American/Velveeta gives a creaminess while cheddar gives a great bite - either is really good.
  8. Serve.


Most Helpful

Excellent! I did add some mushrooms in place of peppers as that is what I had on hand. Next time I will use both. I did decrease the salt and pepper by half as a personal preference and I used frozen corn which worked fine. I had Velveeta that needed to be used so I thought this was a great way to do that. I will be making this one again. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

GaylaV January 16, 2010

Very good, easy to make for a weeknight meal. My green pepper had gone bad, but I had some mushrooms so I added those instead. For the seasoning, I used Penzeys "Mural of Flavor" seasoning. The recipe didn't say whether to drain the corn or not, so I added it undrained. All the liquid was absorbed after 35 minutes, so I guess that was right.

Ginny Sue December 29, 2008

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