Give a kick to your spaghetti recipe with ground beef, bacon and fresh veggies. This Spaghetti Recipe with Ground Beef is a sure crowd pleaser.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 4 servings
4 slices OSCAR MAYER Bacon, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
1/2 lb. sliced fresh mushrooms
1 onion, chopped
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 jar (24 oz.) CLASSICO Tomato and Basil Pasta Sauce
1/2 lb. spaghetti, uncooked
3 Tbsp. KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
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Let's Make It
Cook and stir bacon in large saucepan on medium heat until crisp. Use slotted spoon to remove bacon from pan; drain on paper towels. Discard all but 1 Tbsp. drippings from pan.
Add mushrooms, onions and carrots to reserved drippings; cook 5 to 8 min. or until mushrooms are tender with their liquid is cooked off, stirring frequently. Remove vegetables from saucepan.
Brown ground beef in same saucepan; drain. Add pasta sauce and bacon; mix well. Bring to boil. Cover; simmer on medium-low heat 15 min., stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, cook spaghetti in separate pan as directed on package, omitting salt.
Drain spaghetti, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking water. Add spaghetti to meat sauce; mix lightly. If necessary, add enough of the reserved cooking water until sauce is of desired consistency. Serve topped with cheese.
Substitute 1/2 lb. crumbled Italian sausage for half of the ground beef.
If you like a touch of heat, add 1/8 tsp. crushed red pepper to the browned ground beef in saucepan along with the pasta sauce and cooked bacon.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g
Saturated Fat 8g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 48g
Dietary Fibers 3g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.