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Ground Beef and Mushroom Carbonara

  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 6

A takeoff on the traditional, this dish is rich and comforting. MORE + LESS -

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

Steps

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  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
610
Calories from Fat
270
% Daily Value
Total Fat
30g
46%
Saturated Fat
15g
75%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
195mg
65%
Sodium
920mg
38%
Potassium
400mg
12%
Total Carbohydrate
55g
18%
Dietary Fiber
3g
14%
Sugars
4g
Protein
30g
% 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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