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2 tbsps. olive oil
l lb.lean coarse ground beef
3 cloves garlic, peeled & crushed
3/4 cup red marinara or spaghetti sauce
3/4 cup good brown gravy (homemade beef gravy or canned brown gravy
in a pinch)
l/2 cup half and half
l/4 cup Parmesan or Romano cheese, grated
l tsp. dried oregano
l/2 tsp. dried rosemary
s&p, to taste
3/4 lb. penne pasta (short, small pasta tubes)
Topping: l cup Mozzarella or Swiss cheese, coarsely grated
Bring 4 qts. of water to a boil. Heat a large frying pan and add the
oil, beef, and garlic. Saute until the meat is tender and then drain
excess fat. Add all remaining ingredients except the cheese for the
topping and the pasta. Simmer the mixture while the pasta cooks
until just barely tender. Drain the pasta and mix it with the sauce
Poul all into a 3-qt. glass rectangular baking dish and top with the
remaining cheese. Bake uncovered at 350 for 25 mins. or until all
is bubbly hot..
Freezes well. Serves 6. “Frugal Gourmet”

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