While you are holed up in your self-quarantine, this might be a hearty, robust casserole for a hungry family. Looks like the macaroni will make a single layer topped with a beefy and tomato-y layer.
Italian Style Casserole (Nancy Tucker)
1 lb ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 T salad oil
1 10 oz pkg chopped spinach (frozen)
1 lb jar spaghetti sauce
1 8 oz can tomato sauce
1 6 oz can tomato paste
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups cooked macaroni
1 cup shredded sharp (cheddar) cheese
1 cup soft bread crumbs
2 well beaten eggs
1/4 cup salad oil
Extra shredded cheese for topping, parmesan?
Brown beef, onion, garlic, in oil. Cook spinach according to directions, drain & reserve liquid – add water to make 1 cup. Stir spinach liquid and next 5 ingredients (spaghetti sauce, tomato sauce, tomato paste, salt, pepper) into meat mixture. Simmer 10 minutes. Combine spinach with macaroni, cheese, crumbs, egg & oil. Mix well. Spread in 9x13x2 pan. top w/ meat sauce, sprinkle with cheese if desired – Bake 350º 30 mins. Let stand 10 min before serving.