Baked Ziti Recipe with Ground Beef


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (ground chuck or ground round)
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped, about ½ cup
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • ½ teaspoon dried leaf basil, crumbled
  • ½ teaspoon dried leaf oregano, crumbled
  • + 5 more ingredients
    • ½ teaspoon garlic powder or small clove garlic, minced
    • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
    • ¼ teaspoon pepper
    • 8 ounces ziti or elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
    • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese, divided

Sauté ground beef, onion, and green bell pepper in a large skillet until onion is tender and beef is lightly browned. Drain off excess fat; add tomatoes, tomato sauce, basil, oregano, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Stir well; stir in ziti or elbow macaroni and 1 cup of the cheese; transfer to a...

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