Here is a recipe that I created one day with ingredients I had on hand and needed to use.
This is a very easy and inexpensive dish to make. You can actually get all these ingredients from Aldi if you are on a budget like me.
1 15 oz. can of Hunts meat sauce
2 lbs. ground beef
1 package of Italian sausage
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. Oregano
1-½ cups of mozzarella
1 cup of Parmesan cheese (topping)
pasta of your choice
Salt and pepper to taste
Cook the ground beef until no longer pink. About mid way through the cooking put in the onion powder, garlic powder, and oregano and salt, pepper to taste.
Once the ground beef is done drain any access fat from pan and set ground beef aside.
In the same pan cook the Italian sausages removing the casings. Cook the sausage until done. Then drain any access fat and add it to the ground beef.
Note: You can cook both meets together if you prefer.
While meat is cooking you can start a pot of water to begin the pasta. Once the water is to a boil add the pasta and cook according to pasta directions.
Drain pasta and then put the pasta back into the pot it was cooked in. Add in both ground beef and Italian sausage and give it a good mix.add meat to pasta and mix well.
Now add in the mozzarella cheese and mix the cheese in well. This will make the pasta nice and cheesy.
Place the pasta into a medium baking dish or a baking dish that will hold all the pasta and bake in the oven on 350 degrees for about 20 minutes until the cheese is nice and melted.
Serve with Parmesan cheese on top.
Note: You can also freeze this dish using aluminum pans. I can get two dinners out of this.