Easy Peasy Sausage/Sirloin/Pasta Bake

Andy Anderson !

By
@ThePretentiousWichitaChef

A good friend of mine just got back from 8 weeks near the North Pole, and I threw together a little Sunday afternoon “welcome home” party. I wanted something simple, yet tasty. Rummaging around the walk-in, I found the ingredients to make this…

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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Serves:
4
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

PLAN/PURCHASE

8 oz
pasta, i’m using fusilli, cooked al dente
2 c
fresh tomato sauce
6 oz
ground sirloin
6 oz
italian sausage, mild or hot
8 oz
fresh mozzarella
salt, kosher variety, to taste
black pepper, freshly ground, to taste

Step-By-Step

1PREP/PREPARE
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: Classic 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..
16PLATE/PRESENT
17Serve with a small side salad, and some nice crusty bread. Enjoy.
18Keep the faith, and keep cooking.
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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...

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian