Lutong Pinoy Recipes

Filipino-Style Carbonara

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One of the things that we are known for is that we can adopt any kind of food and give it a Filipino twist. CARBONARA is a well-loved pasta dish around the world and we have found a way to suit its taste to the majority without losing its original flavor. Here’s the Pinoy recipe for CARBONARA!
LutongPinoyRecipes-00038Carbonara Carbonara

What You Need

  • 500 grams spaghetti, cooked according to package instructions
  • 200 grams bacon, chopped
  • 200 grams ground beef
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • ¾ cup sliced button mushroom
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 2 ½ cups heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 small yellow onion, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste

What To Do

    1. In a cooking pot, sear the bacon until it becomes crisp and the fat comes out. Remove the bacon after cooking and discard half of the fat.
    2. With the remaining fat on the pot add the ground beef and cook until brown.
    3. Add the onions and garlic and continue cooking.
    4. Pour the beef broth and bring to a boil. Cook until the broth completely evaporates.
    5. Stir in the mushrooms.
    6. Add the butter on the side of the pot and continue cooking until it is melted.
    7. Pour 2 ¼ cups of heavy whipping cream and stir. Bring to a boil and then lower the heat to medium.
    8. Add the parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.
    9. In a bowl, beat the egg yolks with the remaining ¼ cup of heavy whipping cream.
    10. Pour the egg mixture to the pot and stir until the consistency of the sauce becomes thick.
    11. Place the cooked spaghetti in a bowl and pour some carbonara sauce. Mix well and add more sauce if necessary.
    12. Transfer in a serving pasta bowl and top with bacon and parmesan cheese.