Cowboy Spaghetti

Cowboy Spaghetti

I have seen a lot of recipes for Cowboy Spaghetti but none of them seemed to be quite what I was looking for.. so.. I created my own. I’m not going to lie.. this stuff is amazing. It is so flavorful and meaty! If you have never tried Cowboy Spaghetti before.. now it the time! Trust me, this one is a husband pleaser!

Cowboy Spaghetti

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  • 1 pkg (1 lb) spaghetti noodles
  • 6 slices bacon (chopped)
  • 1 Lb ground beef
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • salt & pepper (to taste)
  • 2 tsp Tabasco sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 Lb deli pastrami, roughly chopped
  • 1/3 c. pepperoni, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp canned, chopped jalapeno
  • 1/2 c. sliced mushrooms
  • 1 small can diced olives
  • ½ c. beef broth
  • 1 (14 oz) can fired roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
  • sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • green onions (chopped)


  • Heat a large deep skillet to medium-high heat. Add bacon and fry until crisp, remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. In the same skillet add ground beef. When beef is browned stir in onions and garlic. Season with salt, pepper, Tabasco and Worcestershire sauce. Stir in bacon, pastrami, pepperoni, jalapeno, mushrooms and olives. Cook, stirring occasionally for about 5 minutes.
  • Add beef broth and cook for an additional 5 minutes or so. Stir in tomatoes and tomato sauce. Cover and reduce heat to low (at this point you can also throw everything in a crock pot and cook on low heat for a few hours. If it gets too thick, add another can of fire roasted tomatoes and a little more beef broth). Prepare spaghetti noodles according to package directions. Drain noodles well, add to meat sauce, and toss it all together (or you can serve with the sauce over the top). Top with sharp cheddar cheese and green onions.


  1. Stephens Stories says:

    YUM! You'd probably like Cincinnati 5 Way Chili too!

    • Stephanie says:

      I made that!! It was beyond amazing. I made with Turkey instead, such a versatile dish!

  2. Renee Richins says:

    I made this recipe a couple of weeks ago and I really enjoyed it. So many yummy flavors all in one. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Es says:

    This sounds so delicious! I’m going to make it this week!!!

  5. Mary says:

    Looks lovely

  6. Gisele I. C says:

    delicious spaghetti sauce

  7. Barbara says:

    How many servings will it make? I think it looks amazing and I’d like to make it for my husband’s 50th birthday party.

    • Erica says:

      It should make about 4-6 servings depending on how hungry your guests are!

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