Easy Peasy Sausage/Sirloin/Pasta Bake
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pasta, i’m using fusilli, cooked al dente
italian sausage, mild or hot
salt, kosher variety, to taste
black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
2Gather your ingredients.
3Place a rack in the middle position, and preheat the oven to 350f (180c).
4Cook the ground sirloin and sausage, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, and reserve.
5Add the cooked al dente pasta to a large mixing bowl.
6Add the tomato sauce, and mix.
7Here is my favorite tomato sauce:
8Add the cooked sirloin/sausage, and mix.
9Chef’s Note: At this time add a bit of salt and pepper, to the mixture, to taste.
10Chef’s Note: I’m not adding a lot of additional spices to this dish because most of the flavor is coming from the tomato sauce. However, any additional spices are up to you.
11Grease the insides of a large baking dish, or 4 medium ramekins.
12Add the pasta/sauce/sausage mixture.
13I wanted my dish to be a bit juicier, so I added more tomato sauce.
14Cover with the mozzarella cheese.
15Place in the preheated oven and allow the dish to bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly, and begins to brown..
17Serve with a small side salad, and some nice crusty bread. Enjoy.
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20Additionals: I'm thinking that some black or kalamata olives might give it a bit of a kick, and possibly some sautéed mushrooms...
Originally Posted: Sun, Jul 31, 2016