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2 Layer Baked Ziti

1 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 lb ground beef
1 (26 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
34 teaspoon salt, divided
1 (16 ounce) box ziti pasta, cooked
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons flour
3 cups milk
1 cup of grated parmesan cheese
14 teaspoon pepper
shredded mozzarella cheese


Saute chopped onion in olive oil until tender. Add garlic and saute one minute more. Crumble ground beef into pan and brown. Drain beef mixture and return to pan. Stir in spaghetti sauce and 1/2 teaspoons of salt and set aside. Melt butter in heavy saucepan, and whisk in flour until smooth. Cook for 1 minute, whisking constantly. Gradually whisk in milk and whisk till mixture is thick and bubbly. Stir in parmesan cheese, remaining salt, and the pepper. stir till mixed well. Poor mixture over your cooked ziti noodles and mix well, making sure the noodles are well covered with Alfredo sauce. Transfer noodles to a lightly greased 9x13 casserole dish. Top evenly with the ground beef and spaghetti mixture. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake at 350F for 25-30 minutes till heated through and cheese is melted.

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