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Hearty Manicotti Recipe

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Laurie Currie


1 lb italian sweet sausage links
1 lb ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
2 - 16 oz cans tomato puree
1 - 6 oz can tomato paste
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp pepper
10 manicottis
4 c ricotta cheese
8 oz mozzarella cheese, chopped
2 tbsp chopped parsley
grated parmesan

In covered pot, over medium heat, in 1/4 c water, cook sausage links 5 minutes. Uncover, brown well, drain on paper towels.
Spoon fat from pot. over medium heat, brown ground beef and onion well; stir in tomato puree, paste, sugar, pepper, 1 tsp basil, 1 tsp salt and 1 c water; simmer covered 45 minutes.
Cut sausages into bite size pieces. Add to mixture; cook 15 minutes stirring oaccasionally. Meanwhile cook manicotti as directed, drain in colander. Preheat oven to 375
In large bowl, combine ricotta and mozzarella cheeses, parsley, 3/4 tsp basil and 1/2 tsp salt; stuff into shells
Spoon 1/2 of meat sauce into 1 13 X 9" baking dish. Place 1/2 of shells over sauce in 1 layer. Spoon remaining sauce except 3/4 c over shells; top with remaining shells; spoon reserved meat sauce over top. Sprinkle with parmesan
Bake 30 minutes




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