This easy fideo soup with beef and tomatoes is hearty and delicious. It’s made in one pot with pantry staples in only 25 minutes.
Using pantry staples
There are times when you’re going to need recipes using predominantly pantry staples. These are ingredients you might typically find in your cupboard already without having to make a list and go to the store.
If you find yourself with a lot of canned tomatoes and pasta, this is the recipe for you. You’ll just need some ground beef and you’re all set.
What is Fideo pasta?
This easy fideo soup is made with a type of thin pasta, cut into 1 or 1.5″ lengths. It’s thin like vermicelli but can also be made with angel hair pasta.
If you can’t find Fideo pasta, you can easily make it yourself using vermicelli. You can cut or break the pasta into the desired lengths before adding it to the recipe.
Fideo pasta is a pantry staple in our house because it’s perfect for kids. You don’t have to cut up the spaghetti after cooking. Everything is already cut up into nice little pieces, perfect for kids of all ages.
Traditional Sopa de Fideo
Although the idea of this soup did originate from the Mexican Sopa de Fideo recipe, it’s not at all a traditional Mexican recipe. Yes, sopa de fideo literally means noodle soup, but Mexican Sopa de Fideo is different.
With the traditional soup, you brown the fideos before adding the liquid and meat isn’t typical, but it’s not entirely out of the question. I’ve seen Mexican Fideo with chicken, beef and even potatoes and carrots.
These easy fideo pasta soup ingredients are typically in our pantry.
- Canned diced tomatoes
- Tomato paste
- Diced jalapeno chiles
- Beef Stock
- Fideo pasta
I’ve used a can of tomatoes already seasoned with green peppers and onion. You can substitute plain diced tomatoes or any crushed tomatoes.
The diced jalapenos are a little spicy but very tasty. Substituting mild green chiles would be just as tasty, if you want to cut down on the heat.
Beef stock can be replaced with chicken or vegetable stock. Or, use water with a bouillon cube or bouillon paste.
If you don’t have Fideo cut spaghetti pasta, use vermicelli and cut it into short lengths.
The optional Goya Sazon is something that we have in the pantry all the time, but perhaps isn’t as typical as the other ingredients. It adds a little flavoring and color that I really enjoy. You can easily omit it here.
More Easy Recipes
Try some other easy recipes from 24bite:
- Gluten Free Crockpot Chicken and Gravy
- Easy Pasta Dinner with Fresh Basil
- Cream of Celery Soup
- Vegan Black Bean Soup
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- 1 pound Ground Beef, cooked, drained
- 14.5 ounce Diced Tomatoes, with green peppers and onions
- 12 ounce Tomato Paste
- 4 ounce Diced Jalapenos, or green chiles
- 32 ounce Beef Stock
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Pepper
- 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
- 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1 packet Goya Sazon Culantro and Achiote, optional
- 8 ounce Fideo Pasta, or vermicelli cut into 1.5" pieces
- In stock pan on medium heat, cook ground beef, if it's not already cooked. Drain well. Return to pan.
- Add all remaining ingredients EXCEPT Fideo Pasta.
- Bring to light boil then add Fideo Pasta. Cook for 6-7 minutes, stirring occasionally to avoid sticking on the bottom.
- Serve immediately.
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