Baked Mostaccioli

Baked Mostaccioli

Ingredients: 1 cup canned tomatoes, cut up,1/2 tablespoon chili powder,1 teaspoon dried basil leaves,1 egg, slightly beaten,1 clove garlic, minced,1/2 pound ground sirloin,2 sweet Italian sausages, removed from casings,1 cup uncooked mostaccioli pasta,2 tablespoons each of chopped onion and green pepper,1/4 cup Parmesan cheese,1/2 teaspoon red pepper,8 ounces ricotta cheese,1/2 teaspoon salt and dried oregano,dash sugar and black pepper,3 ounces tomato paste,1/2 cup water

Instructions:

  1. Cook mostaccioli until al dente in boiling salted water.
  2. Drain and set aside.In skillet, combine meat, sausages, onion, green pepper and garlic. cook breaking up meat, until meat is browned.
  3. Drain off fat. To the meat, add all remaining ingredients, except egg and cheeses. Bring meat sauce to a boil.Reduce heat. Cover and simmer 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.Meanwhile, combine egg and cheeses.To assemble, stir cooked pasta into meat sauce.
  4. Place half in 1 quart buttered baking dish.
  5. Spread cheese mixture evenly over the top. cover with remaining pasta.
  6. Bake, covered, at 350 F. for 30 to 35 minutes or until cooked through.
  7. Serves 4.

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