Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

I found this in an old international cookbook I have. The ground beef can be substitute for any other ground meat. Posting for ZWT4.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Brown beef and onions in butter.
  3. Slowly, add tomato paste, wine, spices and diced tomatoes.
  4. Simmer 10 minutes; let cool.
  5. Mix in the egg and fine bread crumbs.
  6. Mix together parmesan and romano cheeses; set aside.
  7. Butter a large casserole dish. Cover the bottom with coarse bread crumbs.
  8. Layer half the macaroni on top of the bread crumbs and cover with 1/4 cup of the cheese mixture.
  9. Top this layer with the beef mixture.
  10. Top with half of the remaining cheese mixture then layer the remaining macaroni.
  11. Top with tomato sauce and remaining cheese mixture.
  12. Top it all with remaining bread crumbs.
  13. Pour melted butter evenly over all.
  14. Bake 30 minutes in 400F degree oven.


Most Helpful

This smelled amazing cooking and I just loved it. It's different for a weeknight ground beef meal and the spices really make everyone wonder what in the world is in it.

Bogey'sMom July 07, 2008

Very easy, tasty recipe. Comes together in no time with simple ingredients. Work night friendly! My family enjoyed this - my only regret is I would have liked to use a deeper dish and more cheese(I love cheese). I did use a bit more sauce and paste than called for - I went ahead and used my whole 6oz paste and 15oz sauce. Other than that made as directed. **Made for ZWT4**

Mommy Diva June 17, 2008

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