28 February 2008

lazy manicotti

There is such a thing! I've made it twice in the last week and everyone is begging for more! Go figure, I just threw it together without even using a recipe.

You will need:

manicotti noodles
2 cans tomato sauce
Italian seasoning
1/2 onion
1 lb. ground beef
shredded mozarella

Heat 1 can of tomato sauce on low. Add crushed garlic and Italian seasoning, a large pinch of sugar (I do all this by taste). Simmer. Meanwhile brown beef with 1/2 onion and bring pot of water to boil simultaneously. Drain beef. Add the other can of tomato sauce to the ground beef and begin simmering. Again, add spices to taste - a couple pinches of sugar should do it, a dash of salt and pepper, Italian seasoning. While this too is simmering, prepare the manicotti following the package's directions. Drain manicotti and when cool enough to handle and your sauce and beef mixture have both simmered for a good 20-30 minutes, spread the sauce along bottom of a baking dish. This will prevent the manicotti from sticking. Then, stuff the manicotti shells with the beef mixture. Top with plenty of shredded mozarella and bake at 350 until cheese melts.


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Tannie said...

I am totally going to try this. Thanks for the tip!

Lei said...

Tannie, go to bed.


Mattsmom said...

Thanks! I am always in search if a good and EASY recipe. I tend to get into dinner "ruts".

Note to self...add manicotti noodles to my shopping list this weekend!

Lei said...

You won't be disappointed...and it's very easy to make!

Misty said...

I am totally going to try this, too...

Blackeyedsue said...

I am totally drooling. If my keyboard stops working, it is totally your fault.

Emily said...

Yum! Definitely adding to my list of things to try.

My Ice Cream Diary said...

Yum. Thanks for the quick recipe.

SweetPea said...

oooooh I love Manicotti, and this recipe looks delicious. Can't wait to try it!!