Ground Beef and Mushroom Carbonara

A takeoff on the traditional, this dish is rich and comforting.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 30 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 6

Ingredients

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
  • 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.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    610
    (
    Calories from Fat
    270),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    30g
    30%
    (Saturated Fat
    15g,
    15%
    Trans Fat
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    195mg
    195%;
    Sodium
    920mg
    920%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    55g
    55%
    (Dietary Fiber
    3g
    3%
      Sugars
    4g
    4%
    ),
    Protein
    30g
    30%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    15%;
    Vitamin C
    4%;
    Calcium
    30%;
    Iron
    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 Choices:
    3 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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