Beef Beer & Bacon Spaghetti

 beer beef and bacon spaghetti prepared in cast iron dutch oven and saute skillet marigold

 Yields: 8 servings
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 45 min

• 8 slices of bacon
• 1 pound ground beef
½ onion (finely chopped)
• 1 leek (finely sliced - white part only)
• 6 cloves garlic (crushed)
• 6 sprigs thyme leaves
• 2 cups tomato puree
• 2 teaspoons dried rosemary
• 1 teaspoon red chili pepper flakes 
• salt and pepper to taste
• 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
• 1½ cups beer
• 8 ounce can crushed tomatoes
• 16 ounces dry spaghetti noodles
• 3 tablespoons fresh parsley




 1. Cook the bacon in the skillet on medium-high heat. Once the bacon is prepared to your liking, remove from heat and break into smaller pieces (set aside.) Also wipe the pan out a little. Leave some of the grease.

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frying bacon in 4 qt cast iron skillet for spaghetti

2. Cook hamburger meat in the same pan, drain and set aside.

3. Add the onion and garlic to the pan and reduce heat to medium. Cook for 3 minutes and add leeks. Add thyme leaves in this step as well. Cook for another 2 minutes.

adding leeks to 4 quart cast iron saute skillet 

 4. Return hamburger meat and bacon to pan and reduce heat to low. Add tomato puree and stir. 

add tomato puree to meat and stir in 4 quart cast iron saute skillet

 5. Mix in spices and Worcestershire sauce. 

6. Then add crushed tomatoes and beer. Stir and cover. Allow to simmer for 20 minutes. 
add beer to spaghetti in 4 quart cast iron saute skillet
7. Fill Dutch Oven ¾ full with water. Cover and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Prepare spaghetti noodles according to package.
cooked spaghetti noodles in 3 quart marigold cast iron dutch oven

8. Toss noodles together with sauce and plate. Top with parsley if desired.

plated beef beer and bacon spaghetti prepared in cast iron dutch and cast iron saute skillet with lid


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