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Johnny Mazzetti


The ingredients given are for large quantities of this Panamian delice. Just right to organize a Panama themed party or feed a crowd at any occasion.


1 1⁄2 lb
beef (ground)
2 lb
pork (ground)
onions (chopped)
6 clv
2 c
bell pepper (sliced)
2 cn
tomato (large, 2 lb each)
2 cn
tomato paste
2 cn
tomato soup
3 c
mushrooms (with liquid if from a can)
2 c
stuffed olives (sliced)
2 cn
pimiento (chopped)
1 bn
parsley (chopped fresh leaves)
5 c
American cheese (grated)
1 1⁄2 lb
egg noodles (wide type)
4 T
1 T
black pepper (ground)
3 leaf
bay leaf
salt (to taste)


  1. In a large skillet, saut?® the beef and pork in the oil. While the meats are still slightly pink add the garlic cloves, onions and peppers. Fry for 2 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients, except the noodles and cheese. Simmer for 5 minutes over a low heat.
  2. Cook and drain noodles, follow the directions the back of the package.
  3. Heat oven to 275??F (130??C). Lightly grease a large, deep baking pan.
  4. Layer the noodles and meat mixture, starting with the noodles. Sprinkle the grated cheese on he top layer.
  5. Bake in a slow oven for 2 hours.


Johnny Mazzetti freezes very well and we have been told that it tastes better every time it is re-heated. If you were not planning a Panama themed party, don't worry, prepare the amount given and freeze in smaller portions to have home made ready meals.

Ingredients, metric  
700 g     ground beef  
900 g   ground pork  
6   chopped onions  
6   garlic cloves  
  sweet peppers, sliced  
250 g   celery, chopped  
2   large cans tomatoes  
2   cans tomato paste  
2   cans tomato soup  
300 g     mushrooms with liquid  
200 g     sliced stuffed olives  
2   cans pimientos, chopped  
1   bunch chopped parsley  
5 cups    grated American cheese  
750 g     wide egg noodles  
60 ml   oil  
1 Tbs    ground pepper  
3   bay leaves  
  salt to taste  
  Nutrition facts

Percent daily values based on a 2000 calorie diet. Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.

Amount Per Serving      
Calories   458.88  
Calories From Fat (68%)   310.48  
    % Daily Value
Total Fat 34.40g   53%  
Saturated Fat 10.03g   50%  
Cholesterol 60.33mg   20%  
Sodium 781.58mg   33%  
Potassium 593.73mg   17%  
Carbohydrates 19.43g   6%  
Dietary Fiber 3.24g   13%  
Sugar 5.82g      
Sugar Alcohols 0.00g      
Net Carbohydrates 16.19g      
Protein 18.98g   38%