Ingredients:

  For the Sauce:
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 lb ground beef
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1 each garlic clove, minced
28 oz diced tomatoes
6 oz tomato paste
2 tsps salt
2 tsps brown sugar
1 tsp fresh basil leaves
1 tsp fresh oregano leaves
1 tsp dried parsley flakes
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  For the Filling:
3/4 lb ground beef
4 Tbsps green onion, minced
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
15 oz ricotta cheese
8 oz shredded mozzarella cheese
1 each egg, lightly beaten
1 tsp dried parsley flakes
8 oz San Giorgio®® Manicotti
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Cooking Directions:

1.  Preheat oven to 350º F.

2.  Sauce: Heat oil in large skillet; cook ground beef, onion and garlic. Drain excess fat. Add tomatoes, paste, salt, brown sugar, basil, oregano, parsley and pepper. Simmer 45 minutes. 

3.  Filling: Cook ground beef, green onion, salt and pepper. Drain and cool. Combine ricotta, mozzarella, egg, parsley and cooled beef. 

4.  Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain. Fill each tube with 1/4 cup filling.

5.  Pour 1/3 of the sauce into a 9 x 13-inch baking dish; arrange stuffed pasta in a single layer.

6.  Cover with remaining sauce and sprinkle with Parmesan. Bake covered 30 to 40 minutes.