Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Baked Pasta

-Paula Deen

1 (15 oz.)can diced tomatoes
2 sm. cans tomato sauce
1 cup water
1/2 onion, diced
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. dried parsley
1 tsp. dried basil
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. dried rosemary
2 small bay leaves
1-1/2 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. garlic pwd. (opt. depending on garlic cloves)
1/2 tsp. pepper

1 lb. ground beef
8 oz. Roni-Mac (found spirals are best)
Shredded cheddar

Combine tomatoes, tomato sauce, water and all seasonings in large pot. Simmer 30 min. covered. Remove lid and simmer while browning ground beef (salt, pepper & dried onion). Drain fat & add to sauce. Cover and simmer while cooking pasta. Cook pasta til al dente. Combine with sauce and pour in 11x7 dish. Top with cheese and bake @ 350 for about 1/2 hour (covered with foil so it doesn't dry out).

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