Fantastically Frugal Fideo
1 pkg. Fideo pasta (sometimes located near the Mexican food in grocery stores...it's like angel hair that's been broken up into little pieces)
2 Tbsp. Olive oil1 (15 oz.) can petite diced tomatoes + 1 1/2 cans of water
1 sm. can tomato sauce
1/2 onion, finely chopped
1 tsp. minced garlic
Heat olive oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Pour in Fideo and brown it for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add minced garlic to the diced tomatoes and stir. Carefully add the tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, and onions to the noodles. Bring to a boil and allow to cook for at least 5 minutes, cooking down some of the liquid. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and continue to cook until all liquid is gone and noodles are tender, stirring occasionally. (You may need to add more water to ensure the noodles get cooked without scorching.)
Here's what I love about this meal:
It is incredibly easy and quick to make.
It takes one pot to make it...not multiple like with spaghetti.
It is cheap, people! Less than $2.00 and you have a main dish to feed 4-6!
It is meatless. I'm no vegetarian, but occasionally, I like to give my body a little break from meat.
My family will eat it ;-)
This is another recipe from my "foodie" SIL in Phoenix. She is always passing along good ones to me. I have tweaked the original to better suit our family and that's what I've shared with you.
So, what are you having for dinner soon? Fi-day-o! Fi-day-ay-ay-o! Fantastically Frugal Fideo!
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