Tex-Mex Fideo

"My fiance's mother always made her Fideo this way, and we just improved on it. It's really delicious and we always eat it with pieces of tortilla. Just some things to keep in mind: The spices are just guesstimated as we don't really measure things, so build up the flavors however you like them. We love the flavor of comino (cumin) so we add a LOT lol. We also enjoy more salt, so you can omit the salt from the meat seasoning if you're worried it's going to be too salty for your taste. Also, you can make this as soupy as you like. The amount I put makes it just a little soupy. It's also kinda easy to overcook the noodles, so be careful. Oh and in the picture, you can see beans. This is because we get a can of Charro beans on the side, and add some in as we serve ourselves. If you want, you can add the can to the dish itself, but I recommend draining it first."
photo by Cypress photo by Cypress
photo by Cypress
photo by indiaelena photo by indiaelena
Ready In:




  • In a non-stick pan, heat 2 tbsp vegetable oil. Cook diced potatoes until they start to turn golden.
  • While potatoes are cooking, heat the other 2 tbsp vegetable oil in a separate pot. Mix the ground beef with the meat seasonings and cook until well done.
  • Drain the excess oil and water from the ground beef, and put it back to cook some more. Remove the potatoes from the oil and toss with the ground beef.
  • While the potato and beef mixture is cooking some more, brown the box of the vermicelli in the non-stick pan that has the remaining oil from cooking the potatoes.
  • When the vermicelli is done, drain any excess oil (there shouldn't be much if any) and then add to the potato and beef mixture, along with the beef bouillon, water, and tomato sauce.
  • Cook on high heat until it comes to a good boil, cover it and let it boil for 1-2 minutes. Turn off the heat completely and let sit for about 10 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

Questions & Replies

  1. When did you add onion and bell pepper?


  1. Used this recipe more as a crutch, i know how to make fideo off the top of my head but never made fideo loco till this first time and it was amazing
    • Review photo by indiaelena
  2. Just made this and it was amazing. I threw in a 6.5 oz package of fideo noodles because that was all I had but I increased the tomato sauce to 3/4 cup and my boyfriend doesn't eat tiny onions or peppers so I halved them and cooked it that way and it still came out great! I'll be using this again for sure!


  1. Put onions in at the same time as potatoes. added uncle Chris steak seasoning. Made side of beans


Just a single mom with a passion for delicious food, native Texan living in PDX
View Full Profile

Find More Recipes