Cowboy Spaghetti

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Tender spaghetti noodles covered in a rich, hearty, and meaty sauce. This is such a warm and comforting meal that will fill everyone up.

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This cowboy spaghetti is so comforting and that perfect cold weather meal. It’s pasta noodles covered in a rich & meaty pasta sauce. The ingredients may sound a bit odd, but they all come together and are so delicious.

I love to let this simmer on the stove top for at least 30 minutes. The sauce gets thick and the flavors develop together and it is so yummy.

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Be sure and serve with some sliced green onions and shredded cheddar cheese. You can use fresh sliced pastrami from the deli counter or buy a 1/2 lb package refrigerated sliced lunch meat.

I have always wondered why it’s called Cowboy Spaghetti. Not sure? I’m thinking maybe it has to do with all the hearty ingredients. After a long day of work this meal will make you happy and full.

Cowboy Spaghetti

I end up using about 3/4 cup beef broth. Add more or less depending on desired consistency.

If you like spicier add in some chopped pepperoni, chopped jalapenos, and/or Tabasco sauce.

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  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, mince or pressed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 lb pastrami, roughly chopped
  • 1 can (4 oz) chopped olives
  • 1 can (14 oz) fire roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup - 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 lb package spaghetti noodles
  • sliced green onion, shredded cheese for garnish


  • In a large, deep-skillet pan brown ground beef and onion over medium-high heat until meat is no longer pink. Drain. Return to pan.
  • Add in garlic, salt, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce. Stir together and let cook for 1 minute.
  • Add in pastrami and olives, stir together and let cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add fire roasted diced tomato, tomato sauce, and beef broth. Stir and let come to a low boil and then reduce heat to medium-low and let simmer while you prepare the spaghetti noodles.
  • Serve over spaghetti noodles and garnish with green onions and shredded cheese.

 Starting tomorrow (Can you believe it’s already December?!?)  I will be doing a 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS COOKIES on the blog. Twelve days straight of delicious & sweet Holiday treats. You don’t want to miss it.

Have a great day everyone 🙂

recipe adapted from Favorite Family Recipes 

This recipe uses two of my favorite and most used kitchen tools! Do you own them? I would highly recommend having these in your kitchen. Get yourself an early Christmas present 🙂 You deserve it.

I could not live without my meat chopper. This makes cooking ground meats so easy!

A garlic press makes using garlic in recipes so easy. You don’t even have to peel the garlic clove!

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  • Reply
    November 30, 2015 at 9:53 am Yum! And now I can't wait to see what kind of cookies you are making.
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    Teri Giese
    December 3, 2015 at 2:10 pm Aah,YUUMM!Love spaghetti, with the "cowboy"twist?What a mind! Adding every pepper I have to this one, and extra cheese!! Thanks for another superb idea, sweetie!
    • Reply
      Together As Family
      December 3, 2015 at 8:22 pm You're welcome Teri :) We all love this one. The flavor combo just works, somehow!

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