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Manicotti and Meat Sauce

by Permanent Posies on March 15, 2011

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MANICOTTI AND MEAT SAUCE

Sauce

1/2 chopped onion
1/2 lb. sausage
2 lbs. ground beef
1 can tomato paste
2 (28 oz) cans of crushed tomatoes
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1 can tomato sauce
3 cups water

Simmer on low in a crock pot for 6 hours.

Manicotti

1 (32 oz) carton of ricotta cheese
1 (16 oz) pkg of mixed Italian cheeses
2 eggs
1 tbsp dried basil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 pkgs no boil lasagna noodles

Soak the noodles in hot tap water for about 10 minutes or until pliable.  Mix the rest of the ingredients, except for half the Italian cheeses.  Use the lasagna noodles to roll up part of the cheese mixture, making it look like manicotti.  This recipe makes one 9×13 and one 8 inch square pan.  Cook at 350 for 40 minutes.  Put the cheese on top and cook another 12-15 minutes, to melt the cheese.
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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy March 15, 2011 at 9:08 AM

This looks wonderful! Nothing more comforting than a good pasta dish! Feel free to submit this to presto pasta nights, details on my latest post! thanks!

Jane March 15, 2011 at 9:33 AM

Good Morning!
Your Manicotti dish looks yummy! Feel free to add it to my Blog Hop:

http://www.makeaheadmealsforbusymoms.com/melt-in-your-mouth-monday-week-4/

I added my Corned Beef & Cabbage to your linky. Thanks for hosting! :)

Renae @ How to Have it All March 15, 2011 at 10:18 AM

Thank you so much for the linky! The manicotti sounds so good right now! I hadn’t thought about using lasagna noodles previously. Thanks!

Miz Helen March 15, 2011 at 11:46 AM

We just love Manicotti and your recipe looks very good. Thank you for sharing and hosting today. Hope you have a great day!

Ott, A March 16, 2011 at 7:50 PM

Just Stopping by from TMTT. I wanted to invite you to check out my Iron Chef Challenge This month’s themed ingredient is canned tomatoes, so link up a recipe using those and you could win a prize. It should be a lot of fun, hope you can join us!!

Dining With Debbie March 19, 2011 at 9:39 PM

Thanks for linking up to What’s On the Menu Wednesday.

christy March 19, 2011 at 11:05 PM

i do love manicotti…it has been so long since i have made it. thanks for the reminder! i appreciate you linking this great recipe up to tuesday night supper club

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