Manicotti florentine for the microwave

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
8 Manicotti, Cooked And Drained
1 pounds Ground Beef
¾ cup Onion, Finely Chopped
2 tablespoons Olive Oil
1 cup Seasoned Bread Crumbs
2 tablespoons Parmesan Cheese, Grated
1 10 Oz Pkg Frozen Chopped Spinach, Thawed
3 Eggs, Slightly Beaten
1 teaspoon Salt
¼ teaspoon Pepper
***Sauce:
4 tablespoons Olive Oil
1 cup Onion, Chopped
1 Clove Garlic, Minced
½ teaspoon Dried Basil
½ teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Dried Oregano
¼ teaspoon Pepper
½ teaspoon Sugar
1 29 0Z Can Tomatoes
1 6 Oz Can Tomato Paste

Put the meat and onions in a 1½ qt. covered casserole. Cover and cook until all redness is gone from the meat, 5-7 minutes breaking up the meat and stirring twice. Drain fat from cooked meat. Drain excess liquid from the spinach and set aside to add to sauce.

Mix the meat, spinach, and remaining ingredients. Stuff gently into the cooked and drained manicotti. Place the manicotti in a single layer in a 2 qt. (12"x9") rectangular casserole. Cover with the sauce. Cover loosely with waxed paper and cook 10 minutesin the microwave oven on high power. Let stand 5 minutes. Sprinkle top with more parmesan cheese of desired.

***Sauce: Mix all ingredients and cook, covered, in a 2-quart casserole in the microwave oven fore 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

NOTES : Prepared sauce may be used instead of the sauce recipe mentioned.

Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 # Recipe by: International Gourmet Cooking for the Microwave by Phe From: Dianne Larson Ward <dianne@...> Date: Fri, 06 Dec 1996 23:58:35 +0000

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