Baked Ziti

Baked Ziti

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tsp Minced Garlic
  • 1/2 large Onion diced
  • 2 ib Ground Beef and Pork
  • 28 oz Marinara Sauce
  • 28 oz canned Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1 tsp Basil
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 lb Penne Pasta
  • 1 lb Mozzarella grated
  • 12 oz Ricotta
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 tbsp Parsley

Instructions

  • In a large skillet over medium heat, heat the olive oil.
  • Add ground meat, diced onions and garlic.
  • Break up meat as it cooks, and continue until until all meat is browned.
  • Drain off most of the excess fat.
  • Add the marinara sauce, tomatoes, spices, salt and pepper.
  • Stir and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook the pasta until al dente.
  • Drain the pasta and rinse under cool water.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Reserve 1/2 cup mozzarella for later.
  • In a bowl, mix remaining mozzarella, the ricotta, parsley and eggs.
  • Stir until just combined.
  • Spread 1/3 of tomato sauce mixture on bottom of pan.
  • Spread 1/2 of the pasta over sauce.
  • Spread 1/2 egg and cheese mixture over pasta.
  • Spread 1/3 of tomato sauce mixture over cheese mixture.
  • Spread remaining pasta over sauce.
  • Spread remaining egg and cheese mixture over pasta.
  • Spread remaining tomato sauce mixture over cheese mixture.
  • Sprinkle top with reserved mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake 20 minutes until bubbling.
  • Garnish with parsley.

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