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Stuffed Manicotti

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  Ground beef 1 Pound
  Olive oil/Salad oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Chopped onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Tomato paste 12 Ounce (2 Cans, 6 Ounce Each/11/3 Cup)
  Water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Salt 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1 Dash
  Chopped parsley 2 Tablespoon
  Basil 4 Teaspoon
  Aniseed 1 Teaspoon
  Fresh ricotta cheese/1 1/2 cups cream style cottage cheese 3⁄4 Pound
  Grated romano cheese/Parmesan cheese 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Beaten egg 1
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Manicotti 8 Ounce
  Grated romano cheese/Parmesan cheese 2 Tablespoon

Brown meat lightly in hot oil.
Add next 9 ingredients.
Simmer uncovered about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Meanwhile, combine next 6 ingredients.
Cook manicotti in boiling salted water till tender; drain; rinse in cold water.
Use pastry tube to stuff manicotti with cheese mixture (or cut the macaroni lengthwise with scissors, open and fill).
Pour half the tomato-meat sauce into an 11 x 7 x 1 1/2-inch baking dish.
Arrange stuffed manicotti in a layer, overlapping slightly.
Top with remaining sauce.
Sprinkle with Romano cheese.
Bake in moderate oven (350°) 25 to 30 minutes.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3937 Calories from Fat 2204

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 247 g380%

Saturated Fat 92.5 g462.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 770.9 mg257%

Sodium 5190.3 mg216.3%

Total Carbohydrates 256 g85.2%

Dietary Fiber 26.7 g106.9%

Sugars 55 g

Protein 187 g373.9%

Vitamin A 216% Vitamin C 210.9%

Calcium 169.4% Iron 138%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Stuffed Manicotti Recipe