Baked Manicotti with Meat Sauce
|Ricotta/Cottage cheese ricotta||2 Pound|
|Mozzarella cheese||1⁄8 Pound, diced|
|Eggs||2 , well beaten|
|Parsley||2 Tablespoon, chopped|
|Ground nutmeg||3⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Blanched almonds||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Parmesan cheese||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), grated|
|Ground beef||1 Pound|
|Mushroom sauce/Meat sauce||32 Ounce (3 Can)|
|Manicotti||16 , cooked|
1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Prepare a mixture of Ricotta or creamed cottage cheese, Mozzarella cheese, well beaten eggs, chopped parsley, pepper, ground nutmeg, slivered blanched almonds, 1 tsp salt, and 1 cup of Parmesan and blend well.
3. Cook meat till it turns slightly brown. Using a fork, break the meat. Season with salt, add mushroom sauce and allow the mixture to come to boil.
4. Take a shallow large baking dish, spread 1/3rd of the meat mixture in it, add manicotti stuffed with cheese filling in it and pour over rest of the sauce on manicotti. Top with Parmesan and bake for 20 minutes.
5. Serve hot.