Baked Ziti and Pepper with Meat Sauce


 

Baked Ziti and Pepper with Meat Sauce
 
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Recipe type: entrees
Ingredients
  • 8 pounds ziti
  • 1 recipe meat sauce
  • 3 pounds ricotta cheese
  • 4 pounds mozzarella cheese, grated or shredded
Instructions
  1. Cook ziti until just short of al dente. Drain well.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine ziti with meat sauce.
  3. In a baking pan that measures 12x20x4-inches high, spoon half the ziti and sauce mixture. Top with half of the ricotta and half of the mozzarella. Repeat above in a second pan of the same size.
  4. Cover pan loosely with aluminum foil and bake in a preheat 375 degree oven for 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake an additional 10 minutes.
  5. Cut into portion sizes of about 4x6 inches. Top each portion with additional sauce.

 
Baked Ziti and Pepper with Meat Sauce
 
Author:
Recipe type: entrees
Ingredients
  • Meat Sauce
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 4 pounds ground pork
  • 8 pounds ground chuck
  • 4 large green bell peppers, cored and chopped
  • 2 large onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup fennel seeds
  • ½ cup finely chopped garlic
  • 1 cup dry wine
  • 1 #10 cans ground whole pear tomatoes or tomato puree
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • ¼ cup dried basil, crumbled
Instructions
  1. Put the olive oil in a large pot.
  2. Over medium heat, sauté the meats, peppers, onions, fennel, garlic and wine until the meat is just cooked through, about 20 minutes.
  3. Add the tomatoes and remaining ingredients.
  4. Bring the sauce to a boil.
  5. Turn the heat down and simmer the sauce for at least one hour, but no longer than 1 ½ hours.

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