Don Marti

Sat 15 Apr 2006 08:56:12 PM PDT

Beef and Pepper Hot Dish

1 lb. pasta (rotini, rigatoni, or macaroni are good)

1 lb. ground beef

1 medium onion, chopped

1 tsp. garlic paste (or real garlic to taste)

2 medium red bell peppers, chopped

1.5 cups marinara sauce

One handful grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Start boiling water for pasta and cook the pasta at the same time as the remaining steps.

Brown beef in large skillet. Set aside on paper towels. Drain any excess beef fat more than 2T or so. Cook onion and garlic in remaining beef fat in skillet until onion is almost clear, then add peppers. Cook some more then add marinara sauce. Mix in pasta and put in one large or two small baking dishes. Top with cheese and bake until cheese is crusty on top.