1. GRIND MEAT Adjust oven rack to upper-middle position and heat oven to 375degrees. Pulse onion and pepperoni in food processor until coarsely ground.Add beef and pulse until thoroughly combined.
2. MAKE SAUCE Transfer beef mixture to large saucepan and cook over mediumheat, breaking up mixture with wooden spoon, until no longer pink, about 5minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer 1 cup beef mixture to papertowel-lined plate and reserve. Add tomato paste, garlic, and pepper flakesto pot with remaining meat mixture and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.Stir in tomatoes and simmer until sauce is slightly thickened, about 20minutes. Season with salt and pepper. (At this point, sauce can berefrigerated in airtight container for 3 days.)
3. PREPARE FILLING Combine ricotta, 2 cups mozzarella, 1 cup provolone, egg,salt, pepper, basil, and reserved meat mixture in large bowl. Pour 2 quartsboiling water into 13- by 9-inch baking dish. Soak noodles until pliable,about 5 minutes. Drain noodles on kitchen towel. Pour off water and drybaking dish.
4. ASSEMBLE DISH Spread half of meat sauce over bottom of baking dish.Following photos below, top each soaked noodle with ? cup cheese filling,roll, and arrange, seam-side down, over sauce in baking dish. Spreadremaining sauce over manicotti. Cover with foil and bake until bubblingaround edges, about 40 minutes. Remove foil and sprinkle with remainingmozzarella and provolone. Bake until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes. Letcool 15 minutes. Serve.
Nutrition (calculated from recipe ingredients)---------------------------------------------- Calories: 839 Calories From Fat: 509 Total Fat: 56.8g Cholesterol: 217.8mg Sodium: 1545.7mg Potassium: 1235.1mg Carbohydrates: 22.4g Fiber: 3.8g Sugar: 9.4g Protein: 59.6g
Recipe Source: Cooks Country - October 09
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (777g)|
|Recipe Makes: 6 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 651 (51%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 72.3g||96 %|
|Saturated Fat 37.2g||186 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 23.4g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 3.8g|
|Cholesterol 287.6mg||88 %|
|Sodium 2135.6mg||74 %|
|Potassium 1640.7mg||43 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 76.2g||22 %|
|Dietary Fiber 6.2g||25 %|
|Sugars, other 70g|
|Protein 83.7g||120 %|
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Calories per serving: 1283
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