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Ziti With Sweet Meat Sauce

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  Poultry seasoning 2 Tablespoon, divided (Poultry Magic)
  Ground turkey 1 Pound
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Margarine 2 Tablespoon
  Chopped onion 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Chopped green bell pepper 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Canned crushed tomatoes 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Tomato puree 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Diced carrots 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Chicken stock/Water 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), divided
  Granulated sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Dark brown sugar 1 Tablespoon (Optional)
  Ziti pasta 12 Ounce, cooked and drained

1) In a bowl, combine 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons Poultry Magic with turkey.
2) Work with your hand to combine the ingredients. Place it aside.

3) Use a 3 1/2-quart saucepan to heat oil and margarine over medium-high heat for 1 minute or until margarine has melted and starts to sizzle.
4) Add turkey to cook, stirring occasionally to separate chunks, until turkey is no longer pink, about 6 minutes.
5) Sauté onion and bell pepper to cook and stir for 3 to 4 minutes or until tender.
6) Add remaining 1 teaspoon Poultry Magic, tomatoes, tomato puree, carrots, 1/2 cup stock, granulated sugar and salt; mix well. (If you like a sweeter sauce, add the brown sugar.)
7) Cook the mixture by occasional stirring for 3 to 4 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil.
8) Reduce heat to low; cover with a lid to simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
9) Pour in remaining 1 cup stock and cover with a lid.
10) Simmer an additional 20 minutes or until sauce has thickened and the color has changed from bright red to dark red, by occasional stirring.
11) Remove from heat.

12) Serve the hot pasta by spreading the sauce on top.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
35 Minutes
Cook Time: 
75 Minutes
Ready In: 
110 Minutes

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