Just last month (April, 2010), I updated the recipe and tweaked a few ingredients---the result? The dish is even BETTER! I've also added some estimated nutrition facts for those who track them in their diets.
1/2 pound estra lean ground beef (96/4)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a Dutch oven, brown beef, and lamb if used, in olive oil until no longer pink, leaving meat a little chunky. Stir in onion, garlic, add oregano, salt, pepper, and Aleppo pepper; mix well. Add tomatoes with juice, tomato sauce and lemon juice; mix well; simmer over low heat 20 minutes. Stir in sugar and cinnamon; simmer 15 minutes. Stir in cooked pasta; top with cheese. Cover; bake 45 minutes. Uncover; bake 15 minutes more. (Can be re-covered and kept warm at 200 degrees up to 1 hour.)
* NOTE: Aleppo pepper is a typical spicy pepper used mostly in Greek and turkish cooking. It can be obtained from Penseys.com
Estimated Nutrition Facts using all extra lean (96/4) ground beef: