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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.—
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 40 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 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


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 292 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 1104mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 21g protein.

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