Thursday, March 10, 2011

Baked Beef Ravioli

I'm all for easy recipes that I can throw together quickly, but somewhere along the line, I find that if I just take a few more minutes and add a few more things, even something plain like frozen ravioli can turn into a delectable meal.

Baked Beef Ravioli

But don't take my word for it, try it for yourself and then let me know the verdict.

Baked Beef Ravioli

It it's anything like my family's they will be too busy smacking their lips and you won't get many coherent words other than some ooooohhhh and aaahhhhh's.


Baked Beef Ravioli

Baked Beef Ravioli
Credit: Better Homes and Gardens



2 9-ounce packages refrigerated cheese-filled ravioli
1-1/2 pounds ground beef
1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 10.75-ounce can condensed tomato soup
1 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
1-1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (6 ounces)
1/2 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese (2 ounces)


Directions
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Cook ravioli according to package directions; drain. Return to pan; cover and keep warm.

2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook ground meat, onion, and garlic over medium heat until meat is brown and onion is tender.

Baked Beef Ravioli

Drain off fat. Stir in tomatoes, soup, basil, and oregano. Gently stir in cooked ravioli.

3. Transfer mixture to an ungreased 3-quart baking dish. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese.

Baked Beef Ravioli

Bake, uncovered, about 20 minutes or until heated through. Makes 8 to 10 servings.

Baked Beef Ravioli

9 comments:

  1. What an excellent meal!! Much better than what I had tonight! :-)

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  2. Super easy to make too Debbi :)

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  3. This looks delish! I always buy the tiny cheese raviolis from Costco, this would be a great recipe for them! =)

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  4. I definitely agree! Now with ravioli, I make my own and then freeze it so I can just pull out some whenever. Other things like tortellini, though, I buy frozen and then get creative with sauces and cooking techniques so nobody ever even realizes it was just "plain ol' frozen pasta" to begin with.

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  5. wow....yummy! I love this idea!!

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  6. This was so yummy and a big hit with my 2.5 year old! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. You got a really useful blog I have been here reading for about an hour.
    Kids cooking

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  8. We made this the other night and oh - it was delicious! Thanks for posting such a wonderful recipe!

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  9. My family loved this and it makes a wonderful weeknight meal!!

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