How to make it

  • In 1/2 cup olive oil in large hot saucepan, saute 2 cups onion, 2 cloves garlic, saute about 5 minutes until tender
  • Add the rest of the sauce ingredents, plus 1 cup water, bring to a boil
  • Lower heat, simmer covered 1 hour stirring often
  • Cook shells until eldente- cool
  • In 3 tablespoons olive oil in large skillet saute 1 cup onion and 2 cloves garlic.. until tender. Place in large bowl
  • In same skillet brown beef stirring.
  • With a slotted spoon transfer beef to onion mixture
  • Add egg, salt, herbs, pepper and 1 1/2 cup sauce
  • Grate 1 1/2 packages of the Mozzarella, stir into the meat
  • Preheat oven to 375f
  • spoon 4 cups into the bottom of a 17x12x2inch baking pan
  • Arrange 3 rows of Manicotti lengthwise (8-across)
  • cover with remaining sauce, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese
  • Cover with remaining cheese, sliced
  • Bake covered with foil for 60 minutes
  • Uncover and bake for 10 minutes longer.
  • Let sit for about 10-15 minutes so it has time to set..
  • I usually cover and serve the salad at this time.
  • This is so good... I hope you try it...
  • Enjoy!

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  • sean_mcgee 10 years ago
    This sounds great! As a twist to this recipe, you could add ricotta cheese to the stuffing mixture. Then it's like little stuffed lasagna tubes!
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  • krumkake 10 years ago
    How did I manage to miss this one (caught it in the comments on your home page)?? I LOVE manicotti, and while this one looks very time-intensive, it also looks like a labor of love. Wasn't that McCalls recipe collection a great one?! I'm going to have to find the time to make this one...thanks for sharing those great old recipes!! (oh I just realized what fantastic "leftovers" this would make for lunch at work! - food coma, time for a nap...)
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    " It was excellent "
    sparow64 ate it and said...
    This sounds fabulous!! Homemade is always best!! Can't wait to try it.
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    " It was excellent "
    henrie ate it and said...
    Great post, thanks for sharing this good sounding recipe.
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