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Ground Beef and Mushroom Carbonara

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Ground Beef and Mushroom Carbonara
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 6
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A takeoff on the traditional, this dish is rich and comforting.
Updated Jan 31, 2010

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

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    If you're not a fan of mushrooms, simply leave them out.
  • tip 2
    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

610 Calories, 30g Total Fat, 30g Protein, 55g Total Carbohydrate, 4g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
610
Calories from Fat
270
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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