This recipe serves 20!! I usually halve this recipe and put it in 2-8 x 8"
pans. I freeze one, and prepare the 2nd for dinner.
2 & 1/2 lb hamburger
2 large onions, chopped
3 stalks celery & leaves, chopped
3 large carrots, grated
2 (3oz) cans Italian-style diced tomatoes
2 tsp salt
1 & 1/2 tsp oregano
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp garlic powder (I used 1/2 tsp minced garlic for my
24 oz macaroni (I used 10 oz wide egg noodles for my half
2 pkgs frozen spinach, thawed not drained
(I also added 1 30 oz jar spaghetti sauce, as it seemed to need it)
Brown ground beef in dutch oven; drain. Return to pan; add onion, celery, and
carrots. Cook 5 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, salt, oregano, pepper, garlic, and
spaghetti sauce. Bring to a boil, then simmer covered 1 hour. Cook noodles
according to directions and set aside. After sauce is done, stir in pasta and
spinach. Mix thoroughly. Put in (2) 9 x 13" pans, and sprinkle with enough
parmesan to cover. Cover, label, and
To serve, thaw completely and bake at 350°F for 30 minutes.
AUTHOR: Pepper Byfield