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Onion Beef Fettuccine Recipe

My husband prefers potatoes to pasta, but he can't get enough of this hearty casserole. People always comment on the wonderful flavor from brown sugar and cumin.—Donna Spence, Tuolumne, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 15 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups thinly sliced onions
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) beef broth
  • 8 ounces fettuccine, cooked and drained
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • 1. In a skillet, saute onions in butter for 10-15 minutes or until caramelized. Remove onions with a slotted spoon.
  • 2. In the same skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Return onions to skillet.
  • 3. In a bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, salt, pepper and cumin. Gradually stir in the broth until smooth. Add to skillet; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • 4. Place fettuccine in a greased 4-qt. baking dish. Top with beef mixture. Combine cheeses; sprinkle over the top. Bake, uncovered, at 450° for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 337 calories, 16 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 58 mg cholesterol, 727 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 20 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.