Spaghetti with Bacon and Mushrooms
Now this is one of those I remember my stepmom fixing for us and it brings back such good memories of home and my childhood. I love it.
It's quick and easy to fix and you won't believe how good it tastes.
I start with one small onion, finely diced and in a pot with some olive oil
Slice up a green pepper and add to the onion
2 medium tomatoes, diced and added to the pot too.....
Here's the spices I use, I pretty much stick to these in most every portuguese dish I make.
I just eyeball it, so some salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder and one bay leaf (you'll remove it once it's ready to serve)
Half a pound of bacon, sliced and added to the pot
Mmmmm doesn't that look good already?
Turn the heat on medium so it can start cooking and give it a good stir.....
About a cup or so of mushrooms, they're sliced but I still run the knife through them to make them smaller.
Now I add one beef bouillon cube, crumbled into the mixture and 1 cup of water
Stir it and let it cook for about 10 minutes or so.....
Throw in some spaghetti, I broke mine in half before dumping it in
Add some more water, enough to cover the spaghetti
Let it simmer until the spaghetti is cooked "al dente", you want it to have a little bite to it still, not be mushy.
Yummy, almost done.....
While the spaghetti was cooking I made some Focaccia to go with. I used my Pizza Dough recipe and then slathered on olive oil, finely diced garlic, a little bit of salt and some oregano. Mmmmmmm!