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Spanish Noodles 'N' Ground Beef Recipe

Spanish Noodles 'N' Ground Beef Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

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

Reviews for Spanish Noodles 'N' Ground Beef

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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."

Reviewed Oct. 22, 2013

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

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."

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."

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."

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.


Reviewed Jul. 21, 2010

"My husband and I really enjoyed this dish. I wouldn't change a thing -- except next time, I will make a huge batch!"

Reviewed Jun. 22, 2010

"I have been making this for a couple of years, and it is always wonderful-even better, it is loved by several very picky eaters."

Reviewed Oct. 8, 2009

"Loved this dish. I added Chili powder and Six Pepper Blend seasoning for a little kick. I think it was even better the second day."

Reviewed Aug. 20, 2009

"Super simple - great flavor. I didn't have chili sauce so I mixed horseradish with catsup... YUM! It's what makes this recipe different. Also tossed in about a cup of frozen corn kernels and a few garden peas for a color pop."

Reviewed Mar. 11, 2008

"I make this same recipe only with elbow macaroni.  Never put in chlli sauce but will try it the next time.  I always use DelMonte Diced tomatoes with jalopenos.  It is really delicious.  Also my recipe calls for adding 1-2 cups shredded cheese at the end of the cooking tme. 


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