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Baked Ziti With Beef and Green Beans

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“I'm not a fan of green beans but I have to say that I, as well as the entire family, really enjoy this recipe. Recipe is from the American Heart Association No Fad Diet book and the recipe called for no salt tomatoes and tomato paste or other added salt. Original recipe also called for 1 TBLS bacon bits which I omitted. Nice casserole style comfort food dish that is healthy and doesn't need any else served with it except a nice salad.”
READY IN:
20mins
SERVES:
4
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to pasta directions. Omit oil and salt if required for your dietary requirements.
  2. Cook beef in nonstick skillet until brown, breaking up the meat while cooking. Drain meat and run under hot water. Wipe skillet with paper towels and put beef back into skillet.
  3. Add onions to beef and cook until onions are soft about 3-4 minutes. Stir as needed.
  4. Stir in tomatoes (do not drain), broth, tomato paste, oregano and garlic. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Mix mixture with pasta and green beans and half of the cheese.
  6. Sprinkle top with remaining cheese and bake uncovered at 350 for 20 to 25 minutes.
  7. TO FREEZE: Undercook pasta slightly. Freeze fully assembled. Fully thaw dish and let come to almost room temp before putting in 350 oven. Cook until heated through.
  8. Serving is approx 1.5 cups.

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