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Spinach Ground Beef Casserole Recipe

Spinach Ground Beef Casserole             
Source: Sunset Magazine

1 lb. ground beef, cooked and drained
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
42 oz. tomato sauce
8 oz. bowtie or shell pasta, cooked and drained

Spinach mixture
1/4 c. salad oil
1 c. bread crumbs
1 pkg. chopped spinach, fresh or frozen
1/4 c. parsley, minced
1/2 c. parmesan cheese, grated
dash of salt, pepper, sage

Cook and drain pasta. Set aside. Cook and drain ground beef, adding onion and garlic to taste. Add tomato sauce and simmer until hot. Set aside. Blend spinach mixture in a cooking bowl. Grease a 9" x 13" pan or equivalent covered casserole dish. Place 1/2 of the pasta into the bottom of the pan/dish. Add 1/2 of the spinach mixture plus 1/2 of the ground beef mixture. Repeat to create layers. Bake uncovered in a 350 degree F. oven for 30 minutes or until hot.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.

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