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Cheese-Stuffed Manicotti with Meat Sauce

OK OK I forgot to take pictures again , but there are leftovers so I could. If I remember... Anyhow, who loves Italian food? Who loves cheese? And marinara sauce? And MEAT? And and and...(wiping drool) it makes a whole pan-full. So this is certainly not a top-secret, high class recipe. It's mine. It's pretty basic. It's in the style of good ol' Sandra Lee of "Semi-homemade" fame. Ingredients 1 box manicotti 1 jar marinara sauce 1 lb shredded mozzarella cheese(16 oz. or 4 cups) 1 15-oz. tub ricotta cheese 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon basil 1/2 teaspoon oregano 1 lb. ground beef 1 cup water parmesan or romano cheese (optional) Method 1. Boil manicotti according to package directions. This takes usually about 7 minutes to get to. Also, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 2. Meanwhile, brown meat until cooked through. Drain excess fat. Set aside. 3. In a large mixing bowl, beat the egg. Add mozzarella, ricotta, basil, and oregano and blend well. 4.