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Spanish Noodles & Ground Beef Recipe

Spanish Noodles & Ground Beef Recipe

Bacon adds crunch to this comforting stovetop supper my mom used to make when I was a kid. Now I prepare it for my own family. —Kelli Jones, Perris, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD: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
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup chili sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged 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.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 409 calories, 18g fat (6g saturated fat), 104mg cholesterol, 756mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 28g protein.

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Cpezzop1 User ID: 8952176 269720
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2017

"I don't get many new recipes that are so tasty. This is one of them"

TGI User ID: 7365199 269500
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2017

"quick and tasty. Liked the bacon."

vbuck User ID: 3429746 269470
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2017

"This sounds like something my Grandmother used to make...I thought she called it One Dish dinner...except hers included Fritos, ground beef, noodles, tomatoes and Fritos were cooked with the casserole and also sprinkled on top."

greengummiebears User ID: 7673106 264725
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2017

"My girls who are 10 and 12 now have loved this meal since they were itty bitties! They love that it has bacon in it and I love it because it's sooooo easy and yummy! I compare it to a homemade and 100 times healthier version of hamburger helper"

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.


kastueck User ID: 5232844 47460
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!"

margomichel User ID: 2433504 78607
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."

shadybug User ID: 4461267 86874
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."

amytime99 User ID: 1888410 30425
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."

Bosox_MA User ID: 873283 30579
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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