Beef: Cavatini

posted by LauraAlice 12-16-100 4:21 AM


2 lb. ground beef
1 green pepper, chopped
2 onions, chopped
2 (4-oz.) cans sliced mushrooms, drained
1 (4-oz.) package pepperoni, thinly sliced
Italian seasoning, to taste
2 packages spaghetti sauce mix
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 (6-oz.) cans tomato paste
1-1/2 cups water
1 cup shell macaroni
1 cup twist macaroni
1 cup ziti
8 oz. mozzarella cheese, sliced

Brown beef; add green pepper and onion. Cook until soft. Drain. Add mushrooms, pepperoni, Italian seasoning, spaghetti sauce mix, salt, pepper, tomato paste, and water. Simmer until flavors are well blended, about 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook pasta following package directions. Add to sauce. Place in greased casserole and top with cheese. Bake 20-30 minutes, or until cheese is melted and casserole is bubbly.

Serves 8

Source: Home Cooking, Dec 94

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