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Baked Beef Ziti Recipe

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This recipe for Baked Beef Ziti, by , is from The 2006 Intermatic 115th Anniversary Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Dept. 0021 -- Kathy McGrath
Added: Tuesday, April 4, 2006

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
12 oz. - ziti, uncooked
1 tsp. - olive oil
2 medium - garlic cloves, minced
1/3 lb. - lean ground beef
1 tsp. - oregano, dried
1 tsp. - thyme, dried
1 tsp. - rosemary, dried
˝ tsp. - table salt
˝ tsp. - black pepper
28 oz. can - crushed tomatoes
1 c. - part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350°. Cook pasta according to package directions without added fat or salt; drain and set aside. Meanwhile, heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat; add garlic and sauté 2 minutes. Add beef and cook until browned, breaking up the meat as it cooks, about 3 to 5 minutes; drain off any fat and return pan to heat. Add oregano, thyme, rosemary, salt and pepper; stir to coat beef. Cook until herbs become fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add tomatoes and bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Spoon a small amount of tomato mixture into the bottom of a 4 quart casserole dish, just enough to cover the surface). Top with half of the cooked ziti and then layer with half of the remaining tomato sauce and half of the mozzarella cheese. Layer remaining ziti on top and top with remaining sauce and mozzarella cheese. Bake until cheese is golden and bubbly, about 30 minutes.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Yields about 1 cup per serving. 8 servings, 8 points each.

 

 

 

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