fabulous video with marinated steak

fideo is a classic mexican dish packed with flavor. cafe rio in utah serves a version of this every friday. fideo is perfect with sliced steak, a plop of sour cream, a sprig of cilantro (missing here.) and a splash of lime. it comes together quickly and probably only requires two things not in your pantry: El Pato Sauce (little yellow can, ethnic-mexican aisle,) and vermicelli (you can find "fideos" in the ethnic aisle, otherwise break up the long regular italian vermicelli.) cook the steaks while you wait for the fideo to cook.

an original recipe by rachelle

1 (7 oz) package vermicelli noodles
2 Tablespoons oil
1 onion, diced
3 carrots, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 quart tomatoes, undrained
1 (7 0z) can El Pato sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1 quart water
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
2 Tablespoons chicken boullion
3 fideo steaks, grilled and sliced (optional, but recommended!)
cilantro, for garnish

fry vermicelli until browned in hot oil in a large stockpot. remove from pan. saute onion, carrot and garlic until softened. add tomatoes, El Pato sauce, water, sugar and oregano. add boullion and salt and pepper to taste. stir well and cover. simmer on low for 30 minutes, checking every once in a while and stirring. serve in a bowl with a garnish of sour cream, lime and cilantro, and steaked sliced over top.

marinated steak for fideo

3-4 ribeye, tri tip or sirloin steaks
1 lime, juiced
1 teaspoon chili powder
2 Tablespoons butter, melted
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

combine in a ziptop bag and add steak. marinate an afternoon in the fridge or 20 minutes at room temperature. preheat grill and cook steaks. let steaks rest a few minutes before slicing to serve over the fideo.


  1. This is so awesome that you posted this. My grandpa used to make this all the time and it brought back warm memories to read about it here! Thank you!

  2. Which El Pato Sauce? There are lots of different flavors.




Meet The Author