Sunday, July 5, 2015

Mexican Fideo

I have been cooking lots of Mexican food recently.  This is always a family favorite.  Think of it as Mexican spaghetti. 
I inadvertently deleted the first couple photos so we will just have to pick up here.  Saute 1 diced onion in a few tablespoons of oil. Add 5 diced garlic cloves.  Sprinkle it with salt and pepper, 2 tablespoons of cumin and add 1 tsp. of oregano.

Add 1 pound of ground meat and cook until it is browned.

In another pot, cook fideo noodles in a couple tablespoons of oil.  I can now buy fideo noodles in my grocery store but if you can't find them, break up one pound of spaghetti noodles.  Cook them until they start to brown.

Add 4 cups of beef stock.

Add 2 bay leaves.

Add 1- 28 0z. can of tomato sauce.

Add the onion and beef mixture.

Stir it thoroughly.

Cover and let it simmer for about 8 minutes.  Test it to make sure the noodles are cooked through.

It will thicken.

Stir in some diced cilantro.

Sprinkle it with some crumbled Queso Fresco cheese.  I also sprinkled on some grated Cotija cheese too.