Beefy Baked Ziti

  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup onions chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning dried crushed
  • 1/16 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 ounces ziti (1 cup)
  • 2 ounces mozzarella cheese low-moisture part-skim, shredded (1/2 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon parmesan cheese grated

This recipe makes 4 servings

Preheat oven to 350°. In a 10-inch skillet over medium heat, brown beef with onion and garlic, breaking up meat as it browns.

Stir in water, tomato paste, herb seasoning and pepper. Stirring occasionally, simmer for 5 minutes or until thickened.

Meanwhile, cook ziti according to package directions; drain. Stir ziti into beef mixture. Spoon into a 1-quart casserole. Sprinkle with cheeses. Bake for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and mixture is hot and bubbly.

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