Fideo con Carne
(Vermicelli with Meat)
5 servings: 3/4 cup per serving
Diabetic Exchanges: 2 Meat, Medium Fat, 1-1/2 Starch/Bread & 1 Fat
1 pound round steak or lean hamburger meat Chopped onion 2 teaspoons salt 1 cup canned tomatoes Black pepper 1 garlic clove 1 5-ounce package vermicelli (fideo) Pinch of comino (optional) 1/4 cup shortening Water
Remove all fat and cut round steak in 2-inch squares. Place meat in a large skillet and add salt and pepper. Cover the skillet and cook over low heat for 15 minutes. In a separate skillet, fry the vermicelli in fat to a golden color. Drain all fat from vermicelli and pat dry with a paper towel. Add chopped onion to the meat and cook for one minute. Add crushed tomatoes and other seasonings. Combine the vermicelli with the meat and sauce. Add 2 cups of water; bring to a boil, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes or until vermicelli is tender.
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