Mild 'Sweet' Tomato Sauce with Elbow Macaroni Bake

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Ground beef and pork sauteed with garlic and onion is simmered with tomato and mushrooms, with a bit of sugar and a whole carrot added for sweetness. Layered with cooked pasta and grated cheese, this substantial casserole makes a hearty meal.

INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):


  • Cook beef, pork, onion, and garlic in hot oil until onion is golden. Add tomato sauce, tomato paste, mushrooms, carrot, salt, pepper, and sugar, and simmer 15 minutes.
  • Remove the carrot and throw away--it is just there for sweetness.
  • Alternate layers of macaroni, cheese, and meat in greased 2-quart casserole. Sprinkle top with cheese.
  • Bake in a 350 degree F (175 degrees C) oven for 45 minutes.