2 cups canned diced tomatoes
2 cups tomato sauce
1 cup water
1/2 cup diced onion
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
1 1/2 teaspoons italian seasoning
1 1/2 teaspoons seasoning salt
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
2 small bay leaves
1 1/2 lbs ground beef
8 ounces uncooked angel hair or spaghetti pasta (we use gluten free pasta)
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1 cup grated monterey jack cheese
1 1/2 teaspoon (salt/pepper/garlic powder mixture)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
In a stockpot, combine the tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, onions, garlic, parsley, seasoning mixtures, sugar, and bay leaves.
Bring to a boil over high heat, and then reduce the heat and let simmer, covered, for 1 hour.
Crumble the ground beef in a large skillet.
Cook over medium-high heat until fully cooked, with no pink color remaining.
Drain the fat from the meat, and then add the ground beef to the stockpot.
Simmer for 20 more minutes.
Cook the pasta according to the package directions.
Cover the bottom of a 13 by 9 by 2-inch pan with sauce.
Add a layer of pasta and then a little less than 1/2 of each cheese; repeat the layers, ending with the sauce.
Bake in the oven for 30 minutes.
Top the casserole with the remaining cheese, return it to the oven, and continue to cook until the cheese is melted and bubbly, about 5 more minutes.
Cut into squares before serving.