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Pioneer Woman's baked ziti by


Meat sauce ingredients
6 cloves minced garlic
2 medium onions diced
1-28 ounce cans of San Marzano tomatoes
2 jars prepared spaghetti sauce
1 cup grated parm cheese
2 tbs salt
2 tbs oregano
2 tbs basil
2 lbs ground beef

Cheese mixture
1/ cup grated parm
15 ounces ricotta
2 eggs
2 tbs parsley
2 cups mozzarella

1 lb ziti cooked al dente with plenty of salt


Meat sauce...
Brown ground beef and onions. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Drain meat mixture. Add San Marzano tomatoes and mash tomatoes. Add prepared sauce, cheese, oregano,basil and salt. Simmer for 1 hour. Set 3-4 cups aside to cool.

Cheese mixture...
Combine all ingredients. Mix together lightly.

Cook pasta al dente. Drain and rinse under cold water. Combine with cheese mixture. Toss lightly(should be a little lumpy). Add 3-4 cups of cooled meat sauce.

Coat bottom of baking dish with meat sauce. Layer 1/2 pasta mixture. Top with a layer of sauce. Next, a layer of mozzarella. Repeat with another layer pasta, sauce, mozzarella. Bake uncovered in 375 degree oven until bubbling, about 30 minutes.

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