Spanish Noodles and Ground Beef

Total Time
30mins
Prep 0 mins
Cook 30 mins

One pot meal my family enjoys. This is a very versitale recipe. You can use any kind of noodles or cheese that you like.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cook beef, green pepper and onion until meat is no longer pink and drain.
  2. Stir in the noodles, tomatoes, water, chili sauce, salt and pepper.
  3. Cover and cook over low heat for 15-20 minutes or until the noodles are tender.
  4. Top with bacon and cheese.
Most Helpful

4 5

It came as a great surprise to me, but this was actually better the next day.
My noodles took a lot longer to get soft--about 45 minutes--and I had to add more water twice. It also seemed to taste a little bland, even though the cheese I used was extra-sharp cheddar.
But when I took the leftovers out for lunch today, I found that the flavors had blended beautifully, and the noodles now had just the right amount of tenderness and firmness.
The purpose of the recipe is probably to make a quick, kid-friendly meal, but if you make some, try saving a bit overnight. That's when this dish really blossoms.
Made for ZWT 5

Update: This recipe works very well in an electric skillet.

4 5

This was OK, but I think something was missing. Next time I might us a jalopena pepper in place of the green pepper and use salsa instead of cocktail sauce. This has potential with a little playing around. Made for ZWT5 by a member of the Dining Daredevils.