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Grandpa’s All-Star Beef And Macaroni Casserole

Ingredients :

1 pound of Mueller’s dry macaroni noodles (or similar)

1 pound lean ground beef

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 cup diced onion

1 cup diced green pepper

1 can of crushed tomatoes (28 oz)

½ cup Ragu tomato sauce

3-4 tablespoons tomato paste

½ teaspoon dry basil

salt & pepper to taste

3 cups Kraft shredded cheddar cheese, divided

¼ cup freshly shredded parmesan cheese

3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, divided

Instructions :

Preheat oven to 375.

Cook noodles for ¾ of time according to package. (My noodles said 9 minutes so I cooked them for 6). Drain and rinse under cold water.

Meanwhile, brown beef, garlic & onion in a frying pan. Drain.

Combine green peppers, beef, noodles, tomatoes, tomato sauce & paste, basil, salt & pepper, 1 cup of cheddar cheese, 2 tablespoons fresh parsley. Pour into a 9×13 casserole dish.

Combine remaining cheeses & 1 tablespoon of parsley. Sprinkle on top of casserole. Bake uncovered for 35-40 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is browned!

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