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Mema's Ragu Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Kim Bradford
Added: Saturday, June 9, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3/4 c. Onion
1/4 c. Green Pepper
1-lb. Ground Beef
1 Jar Ragu Sauce
1 tsp. Salt
1/4 c. Water
1 tsp. Basil
2 c. Elbow Noodles
2 tbsp. Butter
3 tbsp. Flour
2 c. Milk
8 oz. Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1/2 tsp. Salt
Pepper

Directions:
Directions:
Brown Meat, Peppers and Onions. Drain. Stir in 1 1/4 c. Ragu, 1 tsp. Salt, 1/4 c. Water, 1 tsp. Basil. Boil for 5 minutes and remove from heat.

Cook and Drain 2 c. Elbow noodles.

Please 2 tbsp. Butter, 3 tbsp Flour in a sauce pan. Slowly add 2 c. Milk and cook till thick. Remove from heat and add 8 oz. shredded cheese, 1/2 tsp. Salt, and dash of Pepper. Stir until all the cheese melts.

Layer the below mixtures in a 9 x 11 dish and bake for 30 minutes at 400.

Meat Mixture
Noodles
Cheese Sauce
Pour remaining Ragu over the top.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Great to make ahead of time and pop in the oven!

 

 

 

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