Cowboy Spaghetti

5 from 3 votes

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If you have never tried Cowboy Spaghetti before, now is the time! It is so flavorful and loaded with meats like bacon, beef, pastrami, and pepperoni!

Cowboy Spaghetti in a large bowl

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. Trust me, this one is a man pleaser! I mean, how can you go wrong when you take an already popular, delicious dish like spaghetti, and add bacon, pastrami, pepperoni and ground beef? Hello! Protein lovers!

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Cowboy Spaghetti in a large bowl

Cowboy Spaghetti

5 from 3 votes
If you have never tried Cowboy Spaghetti before, now is the time! It is so flavorful and loaded with meats like bacon, beef, pastrami, and pepperoni!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 6



  • 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.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 798kcalCarbohydrates: 68gProtein: 39gFat: 41gSaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 100mgSodium: 2259mgPotassium: 954mgFiber: 6gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 550IUVitamin C: 32mgCalcium: 105mgIron: 5mg

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Erica Walker

Erica lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband, Jared, an attorney, and her beautiful three girls. Beyond the world of recipes, she loves adventuring with everything from kayaking, to cruising, to snowboarding and taking the family along for the thrill ride.

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  1. 5 stars
    I ate this often growing up and hadn’t thought to serve it to my family until I found your recipe. Thanks for bringing back such yummy memories! We loved this spaghetti and can’t wait to have it again. So easy. So delicious.

  2. 5 stars
    This recipe pleases the entire family!! Thanks so much for making my family happy at the dinner table.

  3. 5 stars
    It’s in the crock now, and the smell is out of this world! It will definitely be a big hit with this Arizona, Family!

  4. 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.

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