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Ground Beef and Mushroom Carbonara

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  3 reviews
  • 30 min prep time
  • 30 min total time
  • 12 ingredients
  • 6 servings
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A takeoff on the traditional, this dish is rich and comforting.

12
oz uncooked spaghetti
4
slices bacon
1/2
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
package (8 oz) sliced fresh mushrooms (3 cups)
1
small onion, chopped (1/4 cup)
4
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
cup whipping cream
3
pasteurized eggs, beaten
1
cup grated Parmesan cheese
2
tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Steps

  • 1 In 4-quart Dutch oven, cook and drain spaghetti as directed on package. Rinse spaghetti and return to Dutch oven; cover to keep warm.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat 8 to 9 minutes, turning occasionally, until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet, leaving drippings in skillet. Drain bacon on paper towel. Crumble bacon.
  • 3 In same skillet, cook beef, mushrooms, onion, garlic, salt and pepper over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain.
  • 4 Pour whipping cream over cooked spaghetti in Dutch oven. Cook over medium-high heat 1 to 2 minutes, stirring constantly, until hot.
  • 5 Add beef mixture, bacon and eggs to spaghetti mixture. Reduce heat to medium. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, tossing mixture constantly, until spaghetti is well coated. Stir in cheese. Garnish with parsley.

Expert Tips

If you're not a fan of mushrooms, simply leave them out.

Using pasteurized eggs, which have been heat-treated, eliminates the risk of salmonella that can be contracted from raw eggs. Pasteurized eggs can be found in the dairy case at large supermarkets.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
610
% Daily Value
Total Fat
30g
46%
Saturated Fat
15g
75%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
Cholesterol
195mg
65%
Sodium
920mg
38%
Total Carbohydrate
55g
18%
Dietary Fiber
3g
14%
Protein
30g
30%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
30%
30%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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