Mezetti - beef and noodle supper
Beef, Main Courses - meat, Pasta

Mezetti – Beef and Noodle Skillet Meal

Beef, Mushroom and Noodle Skillet - MezettiHere’s a great one skillet meal that’s been in the family for years. Hearty, beefy stick to your ribs meal that cooks up in about 45 minutes, most of it hands off time, making it perfect for a weeknight.

I have no idea where the name Mezetti came from, I assume it’s the name of the person that first came up with the recipe. The original was made with canned soup, and over the years Ma’am and I have switched it up to use fresher ingredients. Lower sodium and just as easy.

This makes a great meal for camping. You can precook the meat at home and cook it over the fire in a cast iron skillet or Dutch oven.

I had a difficult time finding fine egg noodles – go figure. So, I just broke up half a pack of angel hair pasta into about 2 ” pieces. If you go with wider noodles you will probably need more water and longer cooking time. If you are going to make this on a campout, I think the angel hair will be easier to transport.

The only other change I made was to use fresh mushrooms instead of canned because I got a great deal on them this week. I just added a little extra liquid to make sure the noodles had enough to cook through.

Add some bread and a salad or other vegetables and you have a simple hearty meal.

Mezetti – Beef and Noodle Skillet

Prep time10 minutes
Cook time35 minutes
Total time45 minutes
Meal type Meat Dishes
Mezetti is a one skillet meal with beef, mushrooms and noodles. Great for camping.


  • 1lb lean ground beef or turkey
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper (diced)
  • 1/2 cup onion (diced)
  • 1-2 clove garlic (minced)
  • 4oz can sliced mushrooms and stems with liquid (or 1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms plus extra 1/4 cup water)
  • 14.5oz can diced tomatoes
  • 3/4 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 8oz fine egg noodles (or 1/2 pack angel hair pasta broken in about 2)
  • 1 cup Cheddar or Mozzarella (grated)


This works great on camping trips. Use a cast iron skillet or Dutch over and cook over a camp fire. Adjust cooking time as needed. Plan this for your first night's dinner so you have plenty of time for the camp ground set up. Meat, vegetables and spices can be prepared ahead of time at home and carried to the camp site in a coffee can.


Brown meat with bell pepper, onion and garlic in large heavy skillet.
ground beef, peppers and onions
Stir in mushrooms, tomatoes, water, chili powder, salt and pepper.
Mezetti ready for noodles
Sprinkle egg noodles evenly over top.
noodles on top of Mezetti
Cover skillet; bring liquid to steaming (not quite boiling). Turn heat to low and cook for 25 minutes until noodles are soft.
cooked Mezetti
Sprinkle grated cheese over top of noodles and cook uncovered another 5 minutes to melt cheese.
Mezetti with cheese on top

Until next time, happy eating.

8 thoughts on “Mezetti – Beef and Noodle Skillet Meal”

  1. Audrey, this sounds so good and I love how easy it is to make. Pinned it!
    Have you shared it at this week’s Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop on Ducks ‘n a Row yet?
    Please do!!! 🙂

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