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  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 stalk celery chopped
  • 28 oz crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 cup chopped basil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2/3 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 1/3 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • salt and pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Heat the oil over medium heat in a large saucepan. Add the garlic, celery, and ½ the onion and cook until celery is soft.
  • Add crushed tomatoes and dried crushed pepper then stir for 20 minutes until it simmers. Add in basil.
  • In a bowl, mix together the ground beef, eggs, garlic, 1/2 cup of the sauce, Parmesan cheese, onion and breadcrumbs. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Lightly grease a rectangle pan, then add in the meat mixture. Add a 1/2 cup of the sauce on top.
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes or until meat reaches internal temperature of 160°F. Remove from oven.
  • Add mozzarella cheese on top, then return to oven. Bake until cheese melts, then remove and let rest for 5 minutes. Serve warm.

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