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Italian Stuffed Pasta

1.5 lb. ground beef                       1 lb. Italian Sausage

1 C onion, chopped                      1 egg, beaten

1/4 C water                                  1 box jumbo pasta shells

1 pkg frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained

1 16 oz jar Monjuni’s pasta/pizza sauce* (*Calvin’s Bocage Market

1 15 oz jar Monjuni’s Salsadi Pomedora*         is my source for these!)

2 pieces bread or 1 cup bread crumbs

1 pkg Italian 5 cheese                   1 pkg. Shredded mozzarella

1 pkg smoked Mozzarella, hand grated

Seasonings to taste (Tony’s, Zatarains Big & Zesty Garlic)

Cook shells until al dente; put in cool water to stop cooking; drain on paper towels.  Brown meats, adding onion and spinach til tender.  Drain and cool, reserving 1/2 C meat mixture for sauce.

Combine meat, egg, bread, 1/2 C mozzarella, 1/2 C smoke mozzarella, and 1/4 C Italian Cheese.  Season to taste. Stuff pasta shells with meat mixture and line in baking dish.

Combine reserved meat and sauces.  Season if desired.  Pour over pasta and cover with foil. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.  Uncover and sprinkle with Italian cheese.  Bake until cheese melts.

Thanks to Pam at Gulf Coast Title for sharing this delicious crowd pleaser!  (Doubled and served to 16 at the beach – a hit!)

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