A very tasty, meaty recipe for manicotti lovers.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
1 hr 10 mins
total:
1 hr 35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.

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  • Cook the beef and pork in a skillet over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain grease, and transfer meat to a large bowl. Place onion and garlic in the skillet, and cook until onion is tender. Transfer to bowl with beef. Mix the bread crumbs, parsley, and oregano into the bowl.

  • Spread 1/2 the pasta sauce over the bottom of the baking dish. Stuff manicotti shells with the meat mixture, arrange in the baking dish, and cover with remaining sauce.

  • Cover pan with foil, and bake manicotti 40 minutes in the preheated oven. Uncover, sprinkle with cheese, and continue baking 20 minutes, until bubbly.

Nutrition Facts

655 calories; protein 34.9g 70% DV; carbohydrates 65g 21% DV; fat 28.1g 43% DV; cholesterol 87.4mg 29% DV; sodium 1309.8mg 52% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2005
You didn't state if the manicotti shells are cooked before stuffing or not. Everyone should remember that new cooks are trying to find recipes they can use, so don't leave out 'important details'. Thanks for listening Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/30/2005
My recommendation to someone who wants to make manicotti is to stick to the recipe on the back of the manicotti box. It is much better. This was the 1st time in 6 yrs of marriage that my husband has told me that a dish was bad. Shells were tough & chewy. Not enough sauce. Needs an egg or 2. Read More
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58 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2005
You didn't state if the manicotti shells are cooked before stuffing or not. Everyone should remember that new cooks are trying to find recipes they can use, so don't leave out 'important details'. Thanks for listening Read More
(112)
Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2005
Emily hit the jackpot on this one!! Turned out fabulous. I do have to admit that I cheated and used mile italian sausage instead of just the plain pork. For future reference the noodles are NOT precooked. I did add 1/4 of the jar of sauce and about 6oz. of fresh ricotta cheese to the meat mixture before stuffing the shells. The addition of the bread crumbs wasn't really necessary so I cut the amount used in half. The sauce will cook the shells completely as lond as you keep the dish covered tightly. I hope others enjoy this recipe as much as we did. Also if looking for a real kick, add some pieces of chopped pepperoni to the dish...yummm :-) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/08/2005
This was very tasty. I did make some changes: added an egg and about 3/4 cup ricotta to filling. I also used more sauce than called for. I assembled the dish the night before and refrigerated was able to just pop in the oven next day. Will make again. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/30/2005
My recommendation to someone who wants to make manicotti is to stick to the recipe on the back of the manicotti box. It is much better. This was the 1st time in 6 yrs of marriage that my husband has told me that a dish was bad. Shells were tough & chewy. Not enough sauce. Needs an egg or 2. Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2005
Yummy and not too difficult. You don not need to pre-cook the pasta shells on this one. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2009
I added 4C fresh mozzarella cheese 2C ricotta cheese and 1 egg to this mixture before baking - I had much more filling than I needed so I froze the extra for next time. It was the perfect solution to getting both meaty and cheesy manicotti! I use the end of my spoon to really pack in the filling so the noodles don't collapse. Great recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/05/2005
Delicious but i added more sauce to mine. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/09/2007
A Simple and Easy meal to make I really like this one. I have prepared this with a side of pasta/spaghetti and topped with some melted parmesean/mozzerella. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/30/2009
I should have known when there was no eggs and water in the recipe that it would not be that great. Very dry once baked in the oven hardly any sauce. Also just a jar of ragu made it taste mostly like spaghetti. I tried this any way and it was not that tasty noodles were alright just the taste of the other ingredients. Also should have known when the recipe said to cook up the onion and to add breadcrumbs. I will not be making this agian. Just not our taste but I am sure others mite love it. If you are going to make this be very leary of the star rating and the reviews. Almost everyone changed the recipe to add ricotta and eggs or water and such. They did not rate on the acual recipe. I suggest looking elsewhere for a manicotti recipe that actually includes either ricotta or cottage cheese as manicotti is suppose to. I just hate when some one will give a 4 or 5 star rating yet changed the original recipe to where it is a completly different one. Try the original first then rate it! If you dont like it then change it. Read More
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