Inside Out Ravioli

susan simons


My Mom used to make this for family dinners about 18 years ago, and even my kids liked it, they never even knew it was spinach in it.

This freezes really well for make ahead meals.

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1 lb
ground sirloin,( i perfer to use hot italian sausage)
1 Tbsp
1 can(s)
spaghetti sauce
1/2 pkg
(6oz) mostaccoli macaroni, ( i use whole grain)
1 pkg
(10oz) frozen chopped spinach
1 c
american cheese, grated
1/2 c
soft bread crumbs
eggs, well beaten
1/4 c
italian grated cheese
3 clove
1/2 tsp
oregano, dried
1 Tbsp
dried parsley
1/4 c
olive oil, extra virgin
1/2 c
chopped onion
1/4 c
italian cheese grated

Directions Step-By-Step

Brown meat onion and garlic in oil. Drain off excess grease. Add tomato sauce, tomato paste (diluted with 3 cans of water), dried parsely, oregano, salt and pepper. Simmer for 10 minutes. Cook the mastaccoli macaroni as directed on package. Strain and rinse off with cold water. Put back in pan in which it was cooked. Add spinach,American cheese, crumbs, egg, oil and italian grated cheese. Spread mixture in 13x9x2-in. baking dish. Top with meat mixture. Sprinkle italian grated cheese on top. Bake in 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef