Spanish Noodles 'N' Ground Beef Recipe
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Spanish Noodles 'N' Ground Beef Recipe

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Bacon adds flavor to this comforting stovetop supper my mom frequently made when we were growing up. Now I prepare it for my family. It disappears quickly and is budget-pleasing, too, at just 87¢ for each serving. —Kelli Jones Perris, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 3-1/4 cups uncooked medium egg noodles (about 6 ounces)
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup chili sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled


  1. In a large skillet, cook and crumble beef with green pepper and onion over medium heat until no longer pink, 5-7 minutes; drain.
  2. Stir in noodles, tomatoes, water, chili sauce, salt and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until noodles are tender, 15-20 minutes, stirring frequently. Top with bacon. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Spanish Noodles 'N' Ground Beef in Quick Cooking May/June 2001, p31

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Maggie123123 User ID: 8025434 244265
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2016

"Nice flavor; quick dinner for a busy evening. Will definitely make again and again. Did not use any bacon but otherwise followed recipe exactly.."

cmilot User ID: 3721198 47463
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2013

"Nothing special, and not sure what makes it "Spanish." Seemed just like goulash that I grew up with. Thought bacon seemed out of place in the recipe, but went ahead and put it in. Still seemed out of place."

ckbray User ID: 5521724 30427
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2013

"This was very easy to make. My husband and especially my son really liked it. I will definitely make again."

Sue Zappa User ID: 1094741 30583
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2013

"This has been a favorite at our house since the recipe first appeared in 2001. We have six children, so when they were growing up, quick, easy, delicious recipes were necessary. All of them liked this dish. The only change I had to make was deleting the green pepper because my husband can't eat them. I also doubled the amount of bacon because all of us are bacon lovers. I made homemade salsa this summer, so I might try using some of that in place of the full amount of tomatoes."

Medic 716 User ID: 4089259 86967
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2013

"Easy to fix."

Medic 716 User ID: 4089259 120144
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2013

"I used a can of rotel instead of just diced tomatoes. Kicked up the heat a bit."

Medic 716 User ID: 4089259 120142
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2013

"I used a can of rotel in mine instead of just plain diced tomatoes. Kicked it up a notch on the heat."

derjfel User ID: 7373764 35951
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2013

"My Mother made this for us when we were kids and I had lost the recipe when she passed away. It is great to find it again it is wonderful and tasty I would not change a thing."

dustinslove User ID: 6226516 86875
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2011

"Was a huge hit with my Husband. My three year old liked it once i finally got him to try it and my youngest absolutely loved it. My family has requested that it become a regular at our dinner table."

td92777 User ID: 5389693 47461
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2011

"This is certainly easy and ok, but whatever you do don't go over at all on the chili sauce or it becomes too sweet. I didn't see what the bacon added to it, but I think it could use some cheese.


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