I had my folks over for dinner this evening. This meal is what was requested...its so darn good. Easy and tasty...can't beat that... my mom used to make this when growing up...I changed a few things to my liking...everyone just loves it...I hope you try it...
Spray a 9 x 13 or larger deep dish casserole pan with non stick cooking spray. Set aside.
Prepare pasta, not quite al dente.
2In a large skillet, add 2 - 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Over medium heat, combine ground beef, sausage, pepperoni, onion, green pepper, garlic and seasonings until vegetables are tender and beef, sausage are cooked through. Drain; return to pan.
3Now, stir in the tomato paste.
4Add the sauce and brown sugar. Cover and simmer for 30 - 40 minutes. Stirring occasionally(If getting too thick; stir in the 1/2 - 3/4 cup water to thin out, you don't want the sauce too thin, but not too thick either.)
5In a large bowl; mix together cooked / drained pasta, ricotta, 2 cups mozzarella, and Parmesan.
6In prepared baking dish or pan; coat bottom with about 1 cup sauce. Now, add about 3 cups pasta/cheese mixture. Spread evenly.