Texas Steph's Italian Goulash
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Texas Steph's Italian Goulash

Submitted by: Ronald Henderson

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 0 Seconds

Servings: 10

Legit Connecticut Italian food taste. We cook all 10 servings on the weekend and individually package so we don't have to think about lunches during the week. This is exactly what you need for lunch if you're a Protein Type. If you're not, modify it to match what you need.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. brown rice pasta
  • 8 oz. mozzarella cheese
  • 12 oz. ricotta cheese
  • 50 oz. ground beef
  • 38 oz. tomato sauce
  • garlic to taste
  • fresh oregano to taste
  • fresh basil to taste
  • fresh parsley to taste
  • dried marjoram to taste
  • sea salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • 3 c. zucchini
  • 1 tbs. extra virgin olive oil

Directions

Preheat Oven to 375.

Boil water and cook noodles.

In a separate pan, brown ground beef. Do not completely brown, there should be just a little bit of pink left. Drain oil when done.

In a separate frying pan, add a minimal amount of EVOO. Saute Zucchini cubes until translucent. It's very important that these get cooked thoroughly, they'll be crunchy if they're not done.

In a separate saucepan, combine Tomato Sauce, Ricotta Cheese, and all Spices/Herbs and blend. Go crazy on the green herbs, you should feel like you're putting way too much in. I add them equally until I blanket the top of the sauce, stir, then blanket it again. Once Ricotta is blended in and sauce reaches a light boil, reduce heat and simmer until noodles/beef/zucchini are done. Stir occasionally.

Once Noodles, Ground Beef, Zucchini,and Sauce have all completed cooking, mix thoroughly all together in a baking dish. Sprinkle Mozzarella evenly over the top, bake for 10-15 minutes, until cheese is melted.