Easy, Simple, Delicious.
One large chopped onion
Two cloves chopped garlic
Five tablespoons olive oil
One 28 ounce can of whole tomatoes
One 28 ounce can of crushed tomatoes
One small can of tomato paste
One tomato paste can of water
1/2 teaspoon oregano
8 basil leaves
2 teaspoons sugar
One pound of ground beef
One pound of sausage, out of the casing
One pound of mozzarella cheese, cut into cubes
1/2 pound of muenster cheese ,cut into cubes
Parmesan cheese to sprinkle on top
Two pounds of cheese gnocchi
Soften the onion and garlic in the olive oil.
Add all the tomatoes and bring to a boil then add the paste and water.
Smash up the whole tomatoes with the back of your spoon.
Add the basil, oregano and sugar.
Take out about three cups of sauce to use if someone wants extra sauce.
Bring a big pot of water with a small handful of salt to a boil.
Add the gnocchi and stir so they don’t stick to the bottom.
When the gnocchi rise to the top use a slotted spoon and put them into the sauce.
When all the gnocchi is in the tomato sauce, take the pot off the heat.
Brown the beef and sausage and drain all the fat off.
Add the cooked meat to the tomato and gnocchi pot.
Add the mozzarella and muenster cheese and mix in well.
Pour everything into a casserole dish.
Add the parmesan cheese on top.
Bake at 400 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes or until everything is nice and hot.
This serves about eight good eaters.
Since I don’t always have 8 for supper I separate this into individual casserole dishes or aluminum foil pans and freeze them for a quick meal.
Its like making your own TV dinner.
This tastes just as good without the meat.
I have also made this with bottled sauce and doctored it up.
Not bad and it is faster.