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: 30 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 3-1/4 cups uncooked medium egg noodles
  • 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

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cup: 337 calories, 15g fat (5g saturated fat), 88mg cholesterol, 890mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 24g protein


  1. In a large skillet, cook the beef, green pepper and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the noodles, tomatoes, water, chili sauce, salt and pepper.
  2. Cover and cook over low heat for 15-20 minutes or until the noodles are tender, stirring frequently. Top with bacon. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Spanish Noodles 'N' Ground Beef in Quick Cooking May/June 2001, p31

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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.."

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."

Reviewed Dec. 7, 2013

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

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."

Reviewed Oct. 22, 2013

"Easy to fix."

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