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  • Manicotti

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1 pound ground beef
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 large onion -- chopped
    1 teaspoon fennel seed
    2 large cloves garlic -- crushed
    1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
    1 28 ounce whole tomatoes
    2 10 ounce packages frozen chopped spinach
    1 8 ounce mushrooms -- drained
    2 cups creamed cottage cheese -- small curd
    1/4 cup snipped parsley
    1/3 cup Parmesian cheese -- grated
    1/4 cup ground nutmeg
    14 uncooked manicotti shells
    1/4 teaspoon pepper
    2 Tablespoons Parmesan cheese -- grated
    bacon -- cooked, crumbled

    Cook & stir ground beef, onion & garlic until beef is brown, about 10 minutes. Drain. Stir in tomatoes, ( with liquid), mushrooms, bacon, parsley, salt, fennel seed & basil. Break up tomatoes with fork. Heat to boiling, reduce heat. Cover & simmer beef mixture 10 minutes.

    Spoon about 1/3 of the beef mixture in ungreased rectangular baking dish, 13x9x2".

    Rinse spinach & squeeze until dry. Mix spinach, cottage cheese, 1/3 C. parmesan cheese, the nutmeg & pepper. Fill uncooked manicotti shells with spinach mixture, place shells on beef mixture in dish.

    Pour remaining beef mixture evenly over shells, covering shells completely, sprinkle with 2 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese. Cover & cook in 350 degree oven until shells are tender, about 1 1/2 hours. (


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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 348 Calories; 23g Fat (57.1% calories from fat); 23g Protein; 15g Carbohydrate; 5g Dietary Fiber; 65mg Cholesterol; 690mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 2 Vegetable; 3 Fat.
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