Pasta Recipes | Spaghetti with Beef and Mushroom Sauce

Raise your hand if you have a picky eater in your house.

I bet almost everyone’s raising a hand; in fact, I’m sure of it!

My husband was a picky eater when I met him over a decade ago. Meat, potatoes and onions (the only vegetable he’d tolerate) – that’s about it.

But over the years he’s allowed himself to be open to trying new things! Sometimes he’s pleasantly surprised to discover a new favorite (zucchini), and other times not so much (green beans).

It’s refreshing that he’s willing though; there’s nothing worse than someone who refuses to even try something. (Wasn’t that a “Seinfeld” episode?)

So, anyway, the most recent favorite is…mushrooms! Button, portobello, cremini…all of them. He’s open to eating all of them. Wah-hoo!

This is happy news for me since mushrooms have been a favorite veggie of mine ever since I discovered how yummy they were on pizza when I was in middle school.

Tonight called for a quick dinner idea, having just returned from Bloggy Boot Camp and being utterly and completely exhausted. I first reached for pasta, and then for the small container of sliced mushrooms in my refrigerator. Fifteen minutes later? Done.


Spaghetti with Beef and Mushroom Sauce

beef and mushroom spaghetti


{Print this recipe}
Prep: 5 minutes | Cook: 10 minutes | Serves: 4

Ingredients
1/2 box spaghetti
1 small container fresh mushrooms, sliced (any variety)
4 green onions, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
4 tablespoons salted butter
1/4 cup white wine
1 cup beef broth
1 teaspoon salt + more for the pasta water
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon dried parsley

Directions

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the spaghetti and set it to cook for 9 minutes – it will finish cooking for another minute in the sauce later.

Meanwhile warm the olive oil and 2 tablespoons of butter in a deep skillet set over medium-high heat. I used my brand new Calphalon pan that I won at Eat Write Retreat a couple weeks ago, and it’s awesome. Hello, lovely:

Beef and Mushroom Spaghetti

 

Once the butter has melted, add the onions and cook them for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the garlic and mushrooms, and continue cooking and stirring for another 5 minutes.

 

Beef and Mushroom Spaghetti

 

Pour the wine into the mushroom mixture, bring to a boil and let cook until the mixture reduces a little – about 1 minute.

 

Beef and Mushroom Spaghetti

 

Sprinkle the mushrooms with flour, salt and pepper. It will become pasty, which is normal. Let the flour cook off for 1 minute and then pour the beef broth in all at once. Cook and stir until the sauce starts to bubble, then add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter.

When the pasta finishes boiling for 9 minutes, add the spaghetti to the mushroom sauce along with 1/4 cup of the pasta water and the parsley. Toss everything to combine and continue cooking for another 1-2 minutes.

Serve hot with crusty bread!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Comments

  1. OMG this looks amazing! I’m adding it to my recipe cue right now.

  2. Hope you like it! I’m happy to have leftovers for today’s lunch. :-)

  3. Ou this looks so good!!! Im speechelss :). Mushrooms and pasta is always the best combination with some nice sauce.

  4. This comment has been removed by the author.

  5. This looks delicious. I would definitely make this recipe but I always use Al Dente® Pasta. It’s so fresh light, tastes like homemade, and cooks in just three minutes. I have everything for this dish and will make this tonight.

  6. i Never tried a this kind of stuff yet..i like you recipe looks good..i’ll try this in couple of days. !!

  7. There’s a pasta recipe that looks delicious enough to be worth trying. I sure hope a personal touch of oregano or basil doesn’t ruin it though.

  8. Jordan Ramsey says:

    Honestly, if I didn’t know better, I’d say my private chef bristol had a personal blog. Yes, my friend, you’re that good.

  9. It’s a classic, but it’s still as smashing as it always has been. The best part I like about spaghetti is how you can be a wee bit creative and it will still taste great.

  10. Looks very luscious and appetizing. My friends and I usually grab a bite after we go clubbing, I suppose this would be a nice meal after a couple of wine.

Leave a Reply