(for 4-6 people with an appetite) (or 10 small children)
going to need 1 pound of mostaciolli from the market.
Place in slightly salted boiling water. Spoon one
mostaciolli out, after stiring from time to time for
about 15-20 minutes, and taste to see where it is
in the cooking process. They should be al dente, how
Italians say or to the tooth (a little bite). Then
put aside for the time being in a mixing bowl. In
a sauce pan, drizzle about 2 tbsp. olive oil, and
saute a small diced up onion and 3 chrushed cloves
of garlic on medium heat.
1 lb. of ground round and brown. Add a pinch of salt
and pepper to taste. Now, in the bowl with the pasta
add the cooked ground round and mix. Add 2 cups of
the marinara sauce I have on my marinara sauce page.
Stir in the sauce, add about 6 ounces of mozzerella
cheese, from a 12 ounce bag, and mix and pour into
a deep baking dish. Add the rest of the 6 ounces of
the mozzerella cheese on top and bake at 325 degrees,
uncovered for 30 minutes.
are cooking for yourself like I do, just cut everything
down in half or a quarter of this recipe. This is
alot of food and it goes great with a nice salad with
a vinegarette dressing. What ever your dinner table
will look like, Im sure that this dish would
be an extra added treat.