Stuffed Manicotti with Red Pepper Sauce recipe provided by the Certified Angus Beef® brand.

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Stuffed Manicotti with Red Pepper Sauce

Serves 6

Manicotti stuffed with ground chuck, onion, banana peppers, mozzarella, and asiago cheese then baked with a homemade red pepper sauce. Make this recipe for a wonderful family meal or dinner party.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 pounds Certified Angus Beef ® 80/20 ground chuck
  • 8 ounces manicotti (14 pieces), cooked 2 minutes less than package directions
  • 3 red bell peppers
  • 1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 3 banana peppers, seeded and diced
  • 8 ounces (approximately 2 cups) shredded asiago and mozzarella cheese blend
  • 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/3 cup chopped calamata olives (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Using tongs, char red peppers over open stove flame. Turn frequently to get a uniform blackened and blistered skin. Allow to cool, remove stem and seeds and place in a blender, leaving skins on. Add tomato sauce, puree and set aside.
  2. Simmer onions in olive oil until soft, 2-3 minutes. Add ground chuck and simmer until no pink remains, breaking to small pieces as it cooks, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a mixing bowl. Stir in banana peppers, 1 1/2 cups of cheese, salt, parsley and olives.
  3. Preheat oven to 350° F. Spread a third of sauce in a large rectangular baking pan. Stuff each manicotti with beef mixture, line in pan and cover with remaining sauce. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for thirty minutes. Remove foil, top with remaining ½ cup cheese and bake an additional twenty minutes until bubbly. Allow to set for five minutes before serving.

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