Mexican Comfort Food Fideo. You can also add a can of ranch style beans and/or a pound of ground beef. I add both and have enough left over to feed the family lunch and another dinner. It's a simple recipe and changes based on the region or city. Some people add in black olives or jalapenos. A box of vermaceli is about 0.13 - 0.38 cents so it can be a really cheap meal.