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Ground Beef Vermicelli

 Ground Beef Vermicelli
In this recipe, vermicelli noodles are first browned to develop a slightly nutty flavor. Then they simmer in a seasoned tomato sauce for a deliciously different dinner.—
12 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 40 min.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces vermicelli, broken into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 4 celery ribs, chopped
  • 2 large onions, finely chopped
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 3 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 8 slices process American cheese

Directions

  • In a large skillet, saute vermicelli in butter until browned. Add
  • beef; cook over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Stir in
  • the tomato sauce, celery, onions, corn, green pepper and seasonings.
  • Cover and simmer for 25 minutes.
  • Arrange cheese slices over the top. Cook, uncovered, until the cheese
  • is melted, about 5 minutes. Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 292 calories, 11 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 51 mg cholesterol, 1,104 mg sodium,

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Ground Beef Vermicelli (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 25 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 21 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.