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Johnny Mozzetti Recipe

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1 lb Ground Beef
1 sm Onion, chopped
2 cloves Garlic, finely minced
1 c chopped Celery
1 15 oz Tomato Sauce (more if desired)
2 14.5 oz cans Diced Tomatoes, (or 1 diced, one stewed) drain a little
1/2 c sliced Black Olives
1 tbsp Italian Seasoning
1 tsp chopped Oregano
1 tbsp chopped Parsley
Pinch of Sea Salt
Coarsely ground Black Pepper to taste
2 - 8 oz packages of grated Cheddar, Italian or Mozzarella cheese
3 c dried or 12 oz of Macaroni Noodles

Cook noodles; drain and set aside.

In a large skillet cook ground beef until mostly brown. Add onion, garlic and celery;
Cook until meat is done and vegetables are tender. Drain off grease. Add tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, olives and seasonings. Simmer about 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.

In a large bowl mix cooked noodles with meat mixture. Mix in 1 to 1 packages of cheese. Use butter to grease a 13 x 9 inch casserole dish. Spread the meat noodle mixture into the casserole dish and then sprinkle the top with remaining cheese. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes, or until lightly browned and bubbling.




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