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Easy Baked Ziti

This is modified from recipe #143 of "365 Ways to Cook 
Hamburger" by Rick Rodgers, published by HarperCollins.

4 servings

1/2 pound ziti
1/2 pound Gimme Lean (probably reconstituted TVP 
          or Harvest Crumbles would also work)
1 small onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 of a 35 ounce can Italian peeled tomatoes, with juice
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1/2 of a 6 ounce can tomato paste
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon basil
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 cup fat free ricotta cheese
3/4 cups shredded fat free mozzarella
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (optional)

1.  Preheat oven to 350 F.  In a large pot of boilign salted 
water, cook ziti until barely tender, about 8 minutes.  Drain 
well and return to empty pot.
2.  In a non-stick skillet, "brown" gimme lean, onion, and 
garlic over medium heat, breaking up lumps, for about 5 
minutes.  Stir in tomatoes with juice, tomato sauce, tomato 
paste, oregano, basil, and pepper; break up tomatoes with 
a spoon.  Bring to simmer.
3.  Pour tomatoes over ziti in pot.  Add ricotta and stir to mix.  
Pour half of ziti mixture into a very lightly oiled 1.5 quart 
casserole.  Sprinkle on 1/2 of mozzarella.  Pour in remaining 
ziti and sprinkle remaining mozzarella and optional Parmesan 
over top.  Bake, uncovered, about 35 minutes, or until 
casserole is bubbling and cheese is melted.


Kim Allen
Baltimore, Maryland