Poverty casserole

Yield: 6 servings

Measure Ingredient
3 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 medium Onion -- Minced
2 Cloves Garlic -- Minced
1 pounds Lean Ground Beef
8 Whole Sun-Dried Tomatoes,
Oil-Packed -- Drained And
Minced
1 can (28 Oz) Crushed Tomatoes
In Puree
2 tablespoons Dried Oregano
2 teaspoons Dried Marjoram
Salt And Freshly Ground
Black Pepper -- To Taste
1 pack (14 Oz) Ziti Pasta
2 larges Eggs
⅔ cup Heavy Or Whipping Cream
2 cups Mozzarella Cheese --
Shredded
3 tablespoons Parmesan Cheese -- Freshly
Grated

1. Preheat oven to 350 F.

2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic and saute 5 mins. Stir in the ground beef and cook, crumbling it with the back of a wooden spoon, until it loses its pink color. Add the sun-dried tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, and seasonings.

Let the mixture simmer uncovered for 15 mins.

3. Meanwhile, cook the ziti in a large pot of salted boiling water until al dente, then drain well.

4. Whisk the eggs and cream together in the bottom of a 3-qt Dutch oven or other ovenproof casserole. Quickly tos the drained ziti with the eggs and cream. Add the meat mixture and stir to combine thoroughly. Fold in 1½ cups of the shredded mozzarella. Top the pasta mixture with the remaining ½ cup mozzarella and the Parmesan.

5. Bake uncovered until the cheese is melted and the casserole is bubbling, 30 to 40 mins. Serve at once with a green sald and crusty bread. Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Recipe By : Sarah Leah Chase's Cold-Weather Cooking- ISBN 0-89480-752-8

From: Dan Klepach Date: 12-11-95 (05:26) (159) Fido: Cooking

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