Quick and Easy Mexican Beef and Pasta

Total Time
45mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is a delicious and fast supper for those hectic nights; it goes together, start to finish, in less than 45 minutes. Add a tossed salad and some fresh fruit for dessert, and you've got a healthier alternative to processed "convenience" foods.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, saute fideos or vermicelli in the olive oil until golden (this part smells soooo good!).
  2. Remove to a bowl; set aside.
  3. In the same skillet, thoroughly brown the beef chuck.
  4. Reduce heat to medium and add onions, celery and garlic.
  5. Cook, stirring constantly, until tender, about 5 minutes.
  6. Add tomato paste; cook another minute.
  7. Stir in Tabasco sauce, salt and cumin.
  8. Return fideos or vermicelli to skillet and add beef broth; combine well.
  9. Bring to a boil, lower heat, cover tightly and cook until pasta is tender, about 10 minutes.

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