oven to 350 degrees F.
In a stockpot,
combine the tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, onions, peppers, garlic,
parsley, Italian seasoning, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, seasoning
salt, sugar, and bay leaves.
Bring to a boil over high heat, and
then reduce the heat and let simmer, covered, for 1 hour.
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 ½ of each cheese; repeat the layers, ending with the sauce.
Bake in the oven for 30 minutes.
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.