Baked Beef Ziti
 
12 oz.  uncooked ziti
1 tsp  olive oil
2 medium  garlic cloves, minced
1/3 lb.  lean ground beef
1 tsp  dried oregano
1 tsp  dried thyme
1 tsp  dried rosemary
1/2 tsp  salt
1/2 tsp  pepper
28 oz.  can of crushed tomatoes
1 cup  part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded (low moisture)
 
preheat oven to 350 degrees. cook pasta according to package directions 
without added fat or salt; drain and set aside. heat oil in medium 
saucepan over medium heat; add garlic and saute 2 minutes. add beef and 
cook until browned, breaking up the meat as it cooks (3-5 minutes); drain 
off any fat and return pan to heat. add all herbs and stir. cook until 
herbs become fragrant (about 2 minutes). add tomatoes and bring mixture to 
a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. spoon small amount of tomato 
mixture into the bottom of a 4 quart casserole dish (just covering 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 cheese. bake until cheese is 
golden and bubbly (about 30 minutes). 
 
 
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(ID: 9496) Mirror: rec.food.recipes: Mon, Dec 22, 2003


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