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Category: Meat

 Ingredients List

  • 1 lb Extra lean ground beef
  • 1 c Onion, chopped
  • 2 Cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 cn (28 oz) whole tomatoes,
  • -undrained
  • 2 c Mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/4 c Fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tb Basil leaves, chopped fresh
  • 1 ts Fennel seed
  • 1/4 ts Salt
  • 2 c Low fat cottage cheese
  • 1/3 c Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/4 ts Nutmeg, ground
  • 1/4 ts Pepper
  • 2 pk Frozen chopped spinach
  • 14 Manicotti shells, uncooked
  • 2 tb Parmesan cheese, grated


Heat oven to 350. Cook ground beef, onion and garlic in 10-inch nonstick
skillet, stirring frequently, until beef is brown; drain. Stir in tomatoes,
mushrooms, parsley, basil, fennel seed and salt; break up tomatoes. Heat to
boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 10 minutes. Spoon about 1/3 of the
beef mixture into ungreased rectangular baking dish, 13x9x2 inches.

Mix cottage cheese, 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, the nutmeg, pepper and
spinach. Fill manicotti shells with spinach mixture; place shells on beef
mixture in baking dish. Pour remaining beef mixture evenly over shells,
covering shells completely. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese.
Cover and bake about 1 1/2 hours or until manicotti shells are tender.

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