I think I have told you all before how much I love pasta. I never get tired of it. There are those long cooking sauces and then there are the quick and easy sauces. This one is one of the easy ones. Easy, but so good. So rich. So decadent. The star of this show is the bacon…..applewood smoked bacon. The smokiness of the bacon is key to this dish. Don’t use a regular bacon. Not much more I can say about this sauce, other than you must make this. Bacon is so popular right now……and if you are a bacon lover, you just gotta make this I tell ya. Good stuff.
Bacon Tomato Pasta Sauce
1/2 lb ground beef
2 slices of applewood or hickory smoked bacon, diced
3 cloves of fresh garlic, minced
1 tsp fresh oregano leaves, minced ) or 1/2 tsp dried
salt and pepper to taste
1 medium size (14 oz) can of whole or diced tomatoes
2 tablespoons of butter
1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
In a large skillet, brown the ground beef and the bacon on a medium heat. Add garlic and oregano. Give it a couple of stirs and add the tomatoes. Simmer for about 15 minutes. Add the red pepper flakes and butter. Toss with your favorite cooked pasta. Incredible.