*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
 
                             Mexican Manicotti
 
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Microwave                        Beef
                 Pasta
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      pound         lean ground beef
    1      medium        onion -- diced
      1/2                red bell pepper -- diced
      1/2                green bell pepper -- diced
    2      cloves        garlic -- minced
    1      can           refried beans
    1      teaspoon      dried basil -- crushed
    1      teaspoon      chili powder
   10      to 12         manicotti shells -- uncooked
    1 1/2  cups          tomato sauce
    1      cup           picante sauce
    1 1/2  cups          sour cream
      1/3  cup           green onion -- sliced
    4      oz. can       ripe olives -- chopped
    1      cup           Monterey jack cheese -- shredded
 
 Brown ground beef with the onion, peppers and garlic. Drain. Mix in 
 refried beans, basil and chili powder. Fill uncooked shells with the 
 meat mixture and put into an ungreased 9x13 inch baking dish. Any 
 leftover meat mixture may be spread on top of shells. Combine tomato 
 and picante sauce; pour evenly over shells. Caution: the shells MUST 
 be covered completely with sauce. Cover with vented plastic wrap and 
 microwave on high (100%) for 15 minutes, turning dish once. Turn dish 
 and continue cooking on 80% for 20 minutes more, turning once. 
 Combine sour cream, green onion and olives. Spoon over casserole. Top 
 with cheese. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 2 to 3 minutes or 
 until cheese melts. Makes 8 servings. Recipe adapted by Lynn Thomas 
 dcqp82a. Serving suggestions: Serve with mixed green salad and garlic 
 bread.
 
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