Friday, November 12, 2010

Cowboy Spaghetti

I wanted to try a new recipe that my family would be sure to enjoy. I came across this great spaghetti recipe. It is a great alternative to traditional spaghetti. It has a nice smoky flavor with a touch of spiciness. This a great hearty "CowBoy" meal.

Cowboy Spaghetti as seen on BlogChef
(printable version)
1 lb spaghetti noodles ( I used whole wheat spaghetti noodles)
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 slices smoky bacon (chopped)
1lb ground beef
1 medium onion
4 garlic cloves (minced)
Ground black pepper (to taste)
2 teaspoons hot sauce
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
½ cup beer ( I used apple juice in stead of the beer with great results)
1 (14 ounce) can fired roasted diced tomatoes
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
shredded cheddar cheese
green onions (chopped) (i didn't have these so I sprinkled a few dried chives)

Cooking Instructions:

Step 1: Cook spaghetti noodles according to package directions. Drain and set aside. This can be done while you’re making the sauce. Heat a large deep skillet to medium-high heat. Add olive oil and add bacon. Fry bacon until crisp, remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
Step 2: In the same skillet add ground beef and chop up with a spatula or metal spoon while cooking. Cook until the beef is browned. Add onions and garlic, stir into the meat. Season with salt, pepper, hot sauce and Worcestershire sauce. Add the beer to the pan and stir in. Cook for 5-6 minutes and stir in tomatoes and tomato sauce. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
Step 3: Add spaghetti noodles to the meat and sauce and combine. Top with shredded cheddar cheese and green onions.
(Makes 4 Servings)


Domestic Goddess said...

Anissa, boy does this look good! I'd like to make this, but adding beer to the recipe. I bet my hubby would enjoy this, especially since the recipe calls for hot sauce, fire roasted tomatoes, and of course the beer. Anissa, since I enjoy viewing your blog and all the wonderful recipes you have posted, I wanted to let you know, in case you haven't seen it, I gave you the Loveliest Blog Award at:

michelle said...

How can you go wrong with anything peanut butter and chocolate! Looks great :)