turkey stuffed manicotti

mood: opprobrious
listening to: lorde :: glory and gore/team

instead of making excuses for not making something for a while, i'm just going to post the recipe. it's a meat-flavoured take on ricotta stuffed pasta shells, except instead of cheese stuffed into the shells, i used turkey meat.

1 lb. turkey meat
1/2 yellow onion, diced
i package of manicotti shells
2 tbsp. dried basil
2 tbsp. dried oregano
1 tbsp. salt

1 tbsp. ground black peppercorns
1 tsp. chili powder
24 oz. spaghettic sauce
6 garlic cloves, minced
12 oz. shredded mozarella cheese
2 tbsp. olive oil

- pour olive oil into sauce pan and add onion. cook until slightly translucent and then remove from pan
- add turkey meat to pan and cook until meat is browned
- drain meat and add onion, garlic, basil, oregano, salt, black pepper, and chili powder
- add 1/2 of the spaghetti sauce to the meat mixture, mix thoroughly and set aside
- boil 4 quarts of water in a separate pot and add manicotti shells
- drain pot and let manicotti noodles cool
- preheat oven to 425
- in a 9x13 dish, coat with olive oil and a light layer of spaghetti sauce
- begin to pack the manicotti with the meat mixture and then place into the dish
- once dish is filled with all the stuffed shells, cover with mozarella
- put foil over dish and place in oven for 20 mins.

the ingredients in the recipe are enough for 4 people.

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