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Pasta With Bacon Sauce

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Ingredients
  Bacon slices/Null 8 , diced (Null)
  Chopped onion/Null 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Null)
  Garlic/Null 2 Clove (10 gm), minced (Null)
  Canned crushed tomatoes/Null 28 Ounce (1 Can Progresso)
  Canned pepper/Null 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Progresso, Piccalilli Variety)
  Basil leaves/Null 2 1⁄2 Teaspoon, crushed (Null)
  Salt/Null 1 3⁄4 Teaspoon (Divided)
  Ground black pepper/Null 1⁄4 Teaspoon (Null)
  Ground beef/Null 1 Pound (Null)
  Spaghetti/Null 16 Ounce (1 Package)
  Butter/Null 3 Tablespoon (Null)
  Grated parmesan cheese/Null 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Progresso)
Directions

In a large skillet fry bacon until crisp.
Drain on paper towels; set aside.
Pour off all but 2 tablespoons of the bacon drippings from the skillet.
Add onion and garlic.
Saute until tender, 3 to 4 minutes.
Add tomatoes and liquid from pepper piccalilli.
Chop peppers and add to the skillet along with basil, 3/4 teaspoon of the salt and black pepper.
Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until liquid is reduced and sauce is thickened, about 20 minutes, stirring often.
Meanwhile, in a medium skillet saute beef with remaining 1 teaspoon salt until brown.
Cook spaghetti according to package directions just until tender.
Drain; return to saucepot.
Add butter and Parmesan cheese.
Toss until butter melts.
Cover to keep hot.
Add reserved thickened sauce and meat.
Cook for 5 minutes.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Fried
Ingredient: 
Pasta
Interest: 
Healthy

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