Spanish Noodle Supper

Tam D

By
@methodmaven

This simple recipe quickly became a favorite at our house. It's a quick, easy, one-pot-wonder, and surprisingly flavorful.
And, who doesn't love bacon?! :D


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Serves:

6

Prep:

5 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

6 slice
bacon
1
onion
1 lb
ground beef
2 tsp
beef base or bouillon
1 can(s)
mexican style stewed tomatoes
8 oz
tomato sauce
1/2 tsp
ground oregano
1 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
pepper
2 c
water, approx.
1 pkg
egg noodles (12 oz)*
2 c
shredded cheddar cheese, divided

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cut the bacon into 1" pieces, and fry in a dutch oven, over medium heat, until crisp.

Remove bacon pieces from the skillet and set aside.
2
While the bacon is crisping, chop the onion.
Cook onion in bacon drippings until softened and yellow.
3
Add ground beef to the pot, breaking it up with your spoon. Cook until there's no more pink in the meat.
4
While the meat is cooking stir in the beef base. Then add the oregano, salt, and pepper.
5
Stir in the tomato sauce and the stewed tomatoes, breaking up the chunks in your hand as they go into the pot.
6
Stir in the water. Heat to bubbling, cover, reduce heat to low and simmer 10-15 minutes.
7
Distribute the noodles evenly over the top of the meat mixture in the pot. Increase heat to med-low. Cover, and simmer another 10-12 minutes until the noodles are done, stirring occasionally. (Add a little more water if necessary.)
8
Just before serving, stir in half of the cheese, then the bacon pieces.
Garnish each serving with a tablespoon or two of the remaining cheese.
9
NOTES: If you like, chopped green pepper may be cooked with the onion, but we're not fans, so I don't.

You may use a can of beef broth in place of the water and beef base, if you prefer.

*This recipe is easily made gluten free by substituting gluten-free pasta for the egg noodles. I ONLY use Tinkyada brand, and I think the brown rice fusilli works best in this recipe.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Spanish
Dietary Needs: Gluten-Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy