Fideo (Mexican Spaghetti) Recipe
A very unusual but very delicious pasta dish. My Mexican grandfather used to make it and I make it in memory of him. For you, Pepe! Hope you all like it too! Goce! (Enjoy!)
This fideo recipe was given to me by my mother in-law. Fideo pasta is toasted, then simmered in a tomato sauce seasoned with cumin and chili powder. It goes great with any meat dish including carne asada. I use this recipe in place of rice as my side dish.
Mexican spaghetti, also known as fideo, is simmered with ground beef and plenty of spices creating a quick weeknight dinner.
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being vegetarians, we used quorn pieces instead of chicken breast and also subsituted noodles with pasta as my husband is a big pasta lover. turned out absolutely great ! & is a quick, cheap and easy meal solution .
This fideo is simple, quick and delicious. It's great as a light meal or side dish.
My grandmother use to make something similar and my mom made it as well when we were growning up. We do not use spaghetti noodles. If you look in your Ethnic or Mexican section at your local grocery store you can find FIDEO. It is very inexpensive. I sometimes use the coiled fideo or just the broken fideo. May taste less like spaghetti. I saute chopped onions and garlic in some oil then brown the fideo, dump in Mexican stewed tomatoes, sometimes a can of green chiles, some salt, cumin, a can tomato sauce and water and simmer on low. This always get's inhaled!