Monday, February 11, 2013
Check out the printable tag at the end of the post, that you can tape onto the spaghetti before freezing or before bringing to a friend!
Posted by Lara.
|V-8 juice not pictured|
2 onions, chopped
2 Tbs. olive oil
2 lbs. ground beef (or ground turkey)
1 packet dry beefy onion soup mix (Lipton's)
1/2 cup A-1 steak sauce
1 box (16-ounces) spaghetti noodles
1 large can (28-ounces) crushed tomatoes
1 can (14.5-ounces) stewed or diced tomatoes
2 cans (10.5-ounces each) cream of mushroom soup
2 cups of V-8 juice
1 can (2.25-ounces) sliced olives, drained
3 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese (or mozzarella)
1 Tbs. dried parsley
In a large soup pot, saute the chopped onions in oil for 3-4 minutes. Add the ground beef, salt, and pepper and cook until browned.
In another large pot, cook the spaghetti noodles as directed on package.
Drain meat, return to pot and add dry beefy onion soup mix and A-1 steak sauce. Stir and simmer for about 3 minutes. Add crushed tomatoes, stewed tomatoes, V-8 juice and cream of mushroom soup.
Stir on medium heat for about 5-7 minutes, or until well blended. Add sliced olives. At this point, the noodles should be finished cooking. Drain noodles and combine with sauce mixture.
When everything is combined, divide between TWO 9x13-inch pans (7-8 cups per pan) and top with 1-1/2 cups shredded cheese and 1/2 Tbs. dried parsley each casserole. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes. Remove foil and bake an additional 10-minutes, or until top is browned slightly.
Serve hot with breadsticks and a tossed green salad!
FREEZER DIRECTIONS: Wrap the 9x13-inch pan of unbaked spaghetti with foil. Freeze for up to 2-months. To use, place directly into the oven from the freezer and bake at 350 degrees for about 2 hours. Remove the foil and bake an additional 10-minutes, or until top is browned slightly.
Just for fun, I've made this printable tag you can attach to your 2nd pan of baked spaghetti. Whether you give it to a friend or put it in your freezer, you've got a cute tag with all the directions you need! Simply right click on the image then copy and paste into a word processing program and adjust to the size you need before printing. :)