Spaghetti Bolognese
  • Servings: 6
  • 12 strips uncooked bacon, cut into ½ inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 26 oz jar Classico Pasta Sauce (or other favorite brand, or homemade)
  • 1 ¼ Cups half and half (can also use regular milk)
  • ¼ Cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 Box thin spaghetti noodles (I love Barilla’s whole wheat noodles)
  1. 1. Cook bacon in a large dutch oven or large pot over medium heat until browned and crisped.
  2. With a slotted spoon, transfer to a paper towel lined plate.
  3. Set aside.
  4. Discard all but 2 Tbsp’s of bacon grease.
  5. Saute onion in remaining bacon grease for 5 minutes, or until softened.
  6. Add beef, salt and pepper; crumble beef and cook until browned, about 5-8 more minutes.
  7. Stir in cooked bacon pieces.
  8. Reduce heat to low and stir in pasta sauce, half and half, and parmesan cheese.
  9. Stir to combine; cover with lid and let simmer for at least 20 minutes, or up to an hour.
  10. 2. Meanwhile cook pasta according to package directions.
  11. Spoon noodles onto a large plate and pour sauce right on top.
  12. Sprinkle with additional parmesan cheese if desired.