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Beefy Italian Casserole

Ingredients:

2 cups pasta (macaroni, penne, or rotini)
1 pound (500 grams) ground beef
1 smallonion, chopped
2 carrots, thinly sliced
1 small zucchini, sliced (optional)
1 can (398 ml) tomato sauce
1 can (398 ml) tomatoes, diced
3 tablespoons (50 ml) flour
1 teaspoon (5 ml) oregano
1 cup mozzarella cheese (partly skim), shredded

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a pot of boiling water, add pasta. Cook for about 8 minutes or until pasta is tender. Drain pasta and set aside.
  3. In a large frying pan, add: beef, onion, carrots and zucchini. Cook on medium heat until ground beef is browned and vegetables are tender. Drain excess fat.
  4. In a small bowl, combine tomato sauce, tomatoes, flour, oregano. Mix together well. Add to the beef mixture.
  5. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring often until thickened. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Pour drained pasta into a casserole dish. Pour meat mixture over the pasta.
  7. Spread cheese on top.
  8. Bake in oven at 350°F for 30 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Serves 6