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Baked Ziti With Sausage

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Ingredients
  Canned whole peeled tomatoes 28 Ounce (1 Large Can)
  Tomato paste 12 Ounce (2 Small Cans)
For sauce
  Onion 1 Medium, chopped
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Basil 1 Teaspoon
  Oregano 1 Teaspoon
  Fresh parsley 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (1 Handful)
  Oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Italian sweet sausage 2 Pound
  Chopped beef 1⁄2 Pound
For ziti
  Ziti 1 Pound
  Ricotta cheese 1⁄2 Pound
  Mozzarella 1⁄2 Pound
Directions

Place all sauce ingredients except sausage in a large pot.
Blanche sausage in oven or skillet.
Cook sauce 3 hrs. on low heat stirring occasionally.
Be careful not to burn.
Refrigerate overnight.
Remove sausage and slice in 1/8-inch pieces.
Cook ziti noodles al dente.
Remove from pot and cool with cold water.
Return to a cool pot.
Add ricotta cheese and sauce to the ziti to make desired consistency not too wet.
Mix in sausage slices.
Place in baking dish and top with sliced mozzarella.
Bake at 350° for 1 hr.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Sausage

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