Stuff-a-roni florentine and Barbecue Bean Soup Recipe

Stuff-a-Roni Florentine

Source: The Mercury News

Serves 4-6.

2 (15 ounce) cans marinara sauce
1/2 pound ground beef
1 medium onion, minced
2 tablespoons oil
1 cup soft bread crumbs
1 (10 ounce) package frozen spinach,
    thawed and excess moisture squeezed out
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan
3 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 package Golden Grain Stuff-a-Roni (or manicotti)

Cover bottom of oblong 2-quart baking dish with 1 cup of marinara sauce.

Barbecue Bean Soup Recipe

Source: Rival Crock-Pot Cookbook
1 pound Great Northern beans, soaked 
2 teaspoons salt 
1 medium onion, chopped 
1/8 teaspoon ground pepper 
2 pounds beef short ribs 
6 cups water 
3/4 cup barbecue sauce

Place all ingredients except barbecue sauce into crockpot. Cover and cook on LOW for 10 to 16 hours.

Before serving, remove short ribs and cut meat from bones. Return meat to crockpot. Stir in barbecue sauce before serving.