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Baked Ziti With Ground Beef

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Rating: 5/5
3 reviews

ready in: 30-60 minutes
serves/makes:   6

recipe id: 67012
cook method: oven, stovetop

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1 pound lean ground beef (ground chuck or ground round)
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 can (14.5 ounce size) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can (8 ounce size) tomato sauce
1/2 teaspoon dried basil, crumbled
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, crumbled
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 clove garlic, minced
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
8 ounces ziti or elbow macaroni pasta, cooked and drained
2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese, divided


Saute ground beef,onion,and green bell pepper in a large skillet until onion is tender and beef is lightly browned. Drain off excess fat; add tomatoes, tomato sauce, basil, oregano, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

Stir well; stir in ziti or elbow macaroni and half of the cheese. Transfer to a 2 1/2-quart casserole. Top with the remaining cheese.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes,or until hot and bubbly.

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Elouise, San Diego, California, USA


498 calories, 26 grams fat, 38 grams carbohydrates, 28 grams protein per serving.
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Mar 9, 2001

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
I used elbow macaroni because that's what I had on hand. My kids loved this.

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Very good. I would maybe use a little more green pepper and a little less salt. I made it with turkey meat also.

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REVIEW: 4 star recipe rating
Maybe it was the fresh ground beef from [advertising removed] in Texas, but this was a family hit. It's tasty and easy to put together, and there's not a lot of extra fat added.

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