Johnny Mazetti (Panama)

READY IN: 1hr 45mins
Recipe by Papa D 1946-2012

Posting for ZWT 7. This recipe comes from panamaliving.com/recipes web site.

Top Review by Karen Elizabeth

This was a super recipe, great comfort food, which I made to take to friends and enjoy in front of a roaring fire while watching rugby! I really liked the Arturo sauce and can see me making that again to use in other dishes, but the whole casserole was delicious and enjoyed by everyone, no leftovers!! The olives are an interesting addition and definitely worth using! This recipe was made in memory of Papa D, rest in deserved peace, Papa, you live on in our thoughts

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. FOR THE HOMEMADE ARTURO SAUCE:.
  2. Mix all ingredients together and saute` on low until bubbles begin. Yield is about 1 cup good for a recipe calling for 8 oz can.
  3. FOR THE CASSEROLE:.
  4. Pre-heat oven to 350°F.
  5. In a large skillet brown ground beef, drain, then put in large pot, add chopped peppers, onions, celery, olives and mushrooms. Then add the seasoning and garlic powder to the pot. Mix those ingredients well. Add sauces and tomato paste then mix again. Cook over medium low heat for about 25 to 30 minutes.
  6. In another pot, cook noodles -- when done, add them to the mixture and stir very well. Place mixture in long oblong pan in layers. On each layer, place shredded cheese but leave enough for the top.
  7. Place about 4 teaspoons of butter on the top with remaining cheese, and bake at 350°F for about 35 minutes or until the cheese melts and it is a golden brown. Serve and enjoy. Leftovers freeze well.

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