Monday, July 11, 2016

Beef and Mushroom Fettuccine Pasta Dish

It was raining the whole weekend and when it rains food is the best next thing to pair it with. Staying indoors while non-stop rain pour outside can be fun too, specially when your in the kitchen. Gathered up some stocks and viola pasta night it is.

Pasta cooking can be dreaded to some but for me it is like 1,2,3 snap-a-kind of dish that I love to cook. Not to mention that I can survive with just pasta alone for food, this goes with my kids too... they got it from me obviously. :)

Here is the simple dish which is very easy to prepare and let your kids help you out in prepping those garlic and mushrooms...and let the fun begin.

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Ingredients:

1- pack fettuccine pasta noodles (any brand will do)
1/2- kilo lean ground beef
1- can Premium Hunt's pasta sauce in mushroom flavor (imported)
1- doy pouch Hunt's Spaghetti tomato and basil sauce (local)
1- can whole mushroom buttons (slice thinly)
1- can Herdez salsa verde (optional), added this to spice it up a bit.
2- whole white onion (minced)
6- cloves garlic (minced)
bayleaf 
salt and pepper to taste
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  • Boil a pot with 3/4 of water in it, add a pinch of salt and ground pepper to add flavor to the fettuccine pasta later on. When boiling, add the pasta and boil it for about 10 minutes or until al dente, drain.
  • In a separate pot with cover add cooking oil and sautee minced garlic, next is the onion and the ground beef.
  • Stir in the ground beef with the onion and garlic then cover in medium heat for about 5 minutes.
  • Season it with salt and pepper and add bay leaf.
  • Add Herdez salsa verde and mushroom slices then cover to cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the spaghetti sauce in can and in pouch pack, stir and cover and let it cook in low fire. Wait for about  25-30 minutes for the sauce to cook slowly.
I always do slow cooking in sauces because it will gradually thicken the sauce
 and the natural juices and flavors of each ingredients will come out and will beautifully combine to each other. Do not add water.

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Here is my plate from the finish dish last night.

My son toasted some bun slices with butter in the griddle to pair it with the pasta.
Another successful pasta dish from my kitchen, I do hope you can have a time to try out this simple dish and let me know by leaving comments below. :)