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Baked Spaghetti

  • Preparation Time10 mins
  • Cooking Time25 mins
  • Serves6
  • DifficultyMedium
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1 1/2 pounds ground beef chuck
Freshly ground black pepper
1 large onion, diced (about 2 cups)
1 red bell pepper, stemmed, seeded and diced (about 1 cup)
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
One 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
One 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes
2 teaspoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
8 ounces thin spaghetti

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

Heat a second large pot over medium-high heat. Add the beef, 1/2 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper and cook, stirring to break the meat up, until browned, about 4 minutes. Add the onions, bell peppers, garlic and a generous pinch of salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 10 minutes. Stir in the crushed and diced tomatoes, sugar and oregano and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti for 2 minutes less than the time indicated in the package directions. Strain well. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Cover the bottom of a 13-by-9-by-2-inch pan with a third of the sauce. Add half the pasta and a third of the Cheddar; repeat the layers and add the last of the sauce; reserve the last of the Cheddar.

Bake for 30 minutes. Top with the remaining Cheddar and continue baking until it melts and the sauce bubbles, about 5 more minutes. Let cool in the dish for at least 10 minutes. Garnish with the parsley before cutting into squares.

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