Baked Mostaccioli: Oven @ 350 degrees for 30 minutes on lower oven rack
1) 8 ounces of uncooked mostaccioli noodles
2)1&1/2 pounds of lean ground beef
3)1 onion finely chopped
4)1 garlic clove minced
5)1 28 ounce can of low sodium diced tomatoes
6)1 8 ounce can of tomato paste
7) 1/2 cup of water
8)1&1/4 Teaspoon of salt
9) 1Teaspoon of sugar
10) 1 teaspoon odf dried basil
11) 1/8 teaspoon pepper
12) 1 Bay Leaf
13) 2 cups 8 ounces of shredded part skim mozzarella cheese
14) 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese
Preparation: Cook mostaccioli according to package directions & drain than set aside
In large skillet cook beef with onion until beef is no longer pink over medium heat and add minced garlic & cook 1 minute more & drain excess fat. Add tomatoes,tomato sauce,tomato paste ,water,salt & pepper,basil, bay leaf and basil. Bring mixture to a rolling boil than reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes stirring occassionaly.
Place mixture in 13×9 baking pan top with mozzarella cheese and bake until cheese is melted and golden brown. Serve with salad & warm french bread if so desired.
Oh so delicious!