Southernized Baked Ziti

Southernized Baked Ziti

A slightly southernized variation of baked ziti, made with the Trinity of southern veggies, tiny beef and sausage meatballs, a tomato based sauce with Italian sausage and mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.

Ingredients: 1 (15 ounce) can diced or stewed tomatoes,1 (28 ounce) can whole tomatoes,1/ 4 cup sliced celery,2 teaspoons dried parsley,1/ 2 cup dry bread crumbs,2 large eggs,1 large mozzarella ball,4 cloves garlic,1/ 2 teaspoon garlic powder,1/ 2 cup sliced green bell pepper,1/ 2 pound hamburger,1/ 2 pound Italian sausage,1-1/ 2 pounds Italian sausage,2 teaspoons Italian seasoning, Kosher salt and newly ground black pepper, Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper, to taste,1 tablespoon olive oil,1 cup chopped onion,1/ 4 cup grated Parmesan,1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese,1 cup ricotta cheese,1 pound ziti pasta

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