Monday, January 31, 2011

Cowboy Spaghetti

Cowboy Spaghetti Recipe
Makes 6 Servings
Recipe adapted from Blog Chef

12 oz. pasta
1 tbsp olive oil
3 slices turkey bacon
1 pound 96/4 ground beef
1/2 cup onion, diced
1 tbsp minced garlic
black pepper (to taste)
2 tsp hot sauce
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
½ cup light beer (1/3 of beer/4 oz.)
1 can fired roasted diced tomatoes
1 8-ounce can tomato sauce
¼ cup green onions, for garnish

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside. While pasta cooks, heat a large skillet to medium heat. Add olive oil and bacon. Fry bacon until crisp, remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. In the same skillet, add ground beef and chop up with a spatula while cooking until browned. Add onions and garlic; stir into meat. Season with salt, pepper, hot sauce and Worcestershire sauce. Add beer and stir in. Cook for 5-6 minutes and stir in tomatoes and tomato sauce. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes. Dice bacon. Divide pasta into six servings. Top each serving of pasta with 1/6 of meat sauce, and then top with bacon and green onions.

Nutritional Information: 399 calories, 55 carbs, 8 fat grams and 25 protein grams.

Review: This one is a winner - a nice mash up between spaghetti and chili! I don't know if this is the right word but I would say TANGY! It has a lot of flavor. It really is like a spaghetti meat sauce, but with a great, flavorful kick and the bacon adds a lot too! I loved cooking with beer - first time! :) This one was easy, love the 400-calorie count and LOVE that it makes six servings. This one is a keeper!

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