Meatball Pasta Bake

MAKE MEATBALLS WITH 1 EGG, 1/2 CUP FINELY CHOPPED ONION, 1/4 CUP DRY BREADCRUMBS, 2 CLOVES GARLIC MINCED, 3 TABLESPOONS GRATED PARMESAN, 1 TEASPOON DRIED OREGANO, 1/2 TEASPOON GROUND BLACK PEPPER. MIX IN 1LB/500g GROUND BEEF. SHAPE INTO SMALL BALLS.

HEAT OIL IN A LARGE PAN AND FRY 1 CHOPPED ONION FOR 5 MINS OR UNTIL SOFT. ADD 1 SWEET RED PEPPER, CHOPPED AND 3 CLOVES MINCED GARLIC. COOK FOR 10 MINS OR UNTIL ONIONS ARE VERY SOFT. REMOVE.
ADD MEATBALLS AND FRY UNTIL COOKED. STIR IN 2 JARS PASTA SAUCE AND 1 TABLESPOON RED WINE VINEGAR. RETURN VEGETABLES TO PAN, SIMMER 15 MINS.
COOK 5 CUPS PASTA AND DRAIN,R ESERVING WATER.
ADD PASTA TO MEATBALL MIXTURE, WITH 1 CUP OF RESERVED WATER
COMBINE 2 CUPS MOZZARELLA AND 1/4 CUP PARMESAN (SHREDDED). SET 1 CUP ASIDE, ADD REMAINING CHEESE TO PASTA. POUR PASTA INTO A LASAGNE DISH. SPRINKLE WITH CHEESE AND BAKE FOR 15 MINS AT 400F.
NOTE – CAN SUBSTITUTE HOT ITALIAN SASUAGE OR CHORIZO FOR MEATBALLS

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