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KICK ASH BASH MUSIC FEST
ONE YEAR AFTER WALLOW FIRE
FRIDAY, JULY 27 - SUNDAY, JULY 29
HISTORIC MOLLY BUTLER LODGE
MUSIC, FOOD & PRICES
Chef Dad’s Baked Ziti
24 oz. Bottle of your favorite Marinara (or use my “10 Minute Marinara” recipe)
1 lb. Ground Beef
2 Links Italian Sausage (hot or mild, casing removed)
12 oz. (3/4 pound) Penne or Rigatoni Pasta
1 lb. Mozzarella Cheese (shredded)
¼ Cup Parmesan Cheese (grated)
1 Tbsp. Oregano Flakes
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2) Fry ground beef & Italian sausage together with a few pinches of salt & pepper until fully cooked. Drain fat and set aside until later.
3) Boil pasta per cooking directions on package. Drain well then put in a large bowl. Stir in your cooked meat, marinara, parmesan cheese and about ½ of your mozzarella cheese. Pour contents into a deep casserole dish. Spread remaining mozzarella over the top then your oregano flakes. Bake for 30 minutes then serve immediately.
Cooks Note: The vegetarian version would be with any added diced and sautéed veggies like bell pepper, onion or mushrooms. Use about 2-3 cups total. Sauté the veggies in a little olive oil and butter plus a few pinches of salt & pepper.
Chef Dad’s 10 Minute Marinara
15 oz. Can of Tomato Sauce*
15 oz. Can Chopped Tomatoes (preferably Italian)*
2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
4 Garlic Cloves (diced or chopped fine)
1 Tbsp. Basil Flakes
1 tsp. Onion Powder
1 tsp. Sugar
1 tsp. Kosher Salt
¼ tsp. Black Pepper
1) Warm up a medium sized sauce pan over medium heat. When hot, add olive oil then garlic and sauté for only 30 seconds. Add your tomato sauce and diced tomatoes then stir. Now add the basil, onion powder, sugar, salt & pepper. Stir well to combine.
2) Once the sauce starts simmering, cover pan then reduce heat to medium low then let simmer for about 7-8 minutes. Taste for seasoning adjustment, if any. Serve immediately or store for up to one week.
Cooks Notes: Make sure you have fresh grated parmesan to top off your sauce & pasta. If you like veggies like bell peppers or mushrooms in your sauce, sauté them until tender prior to adding to your sauce during step #1. Remember not to make your pasta until the sauce is done. The sauce can standby while the pasta cooks, but not visa versa.
*When it comes to canned tomatoes, I strongly recommend you look in the organic section of your grocery store. The quality and final results are like night & day. Muir Glen® makes a great tomato sauce in a 15 oz. can. When it comes to the Chopped Tomatoes, look for an Italian brand in the organic section.
For the meat sauce;
Add ½ lb. Seasoned & sautéed ground sirloin to each batch.
Allow this sauce to simmer for 30 minutes.