Mild 'Sweet' Tomato Sauce with Elbow Macaroni Bake

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MARBALET 45

"The addition of the carrot and the sugar reduces the sharp acidity taste from the tomatoes that some people don't care for."

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 532 kcal
  • 27%
  • Fat:
  • 36.3 g
  • 56%
  • Carbs:
  • 23g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 29 g
  • 58%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 104 mg
  • 35%
  • Sodium:
  • 1031 mg
  • 41%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. 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.
  2. Remove the carrot and throw away--it is just there for sweetness.
  3. Alternate layers of macaroni, cheese, and meat in greased 2-quart casserole. Sprinkle top with cheese.
  4. Bake in a 350 degree F (175 degrees C) oven for 45 minutes.
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STREETBEAST
11/13/2003

I thought the carrot was unnessary, however the recipe is really good.

HUCKABUCK
5/3/2004

This was okay. Definitely tasted better the next day, but I don't think I'll make it again.

LORRIE
4/13/2004

Excellent recipe. We really enjoyed it.