Monday, July 28, 2008

Lotsa Meat Lasagna


I got this recipe from a Paula Deen Episode called "Lovin From the Oven". It was hilarious! Paula and her friend were seriously pigging out on gigantic lasagna sandwiches. We invited some friends over and I tried the recipe. Everyone LOVED it, even the kids. This will become my classic lasagna dish from now on. I love that you don't have to boil the noodles!

Meat Sauce:
1 lb. ground beef
1 lb. ground italian sausage
1 small onion, chopped fine
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. basil
2 (14 oz.) cans diced tomatoes
4 (8 oz.) cans tomato sauce
1 small can tomato paste

Brown ground beef and sausage. Add onion, garlic, oregano and basil. Cook 1-2 minutes. Add the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce and tomato paste. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30-45 minutes.

Filling:
2 cups cottage cheese
5 oz. grated parmesan cheese
2 eggs
2 tsp. dried parsley

Mix well and set aside until ready to assemble

Noodles & Cheese:
1 box Oven Ready lasagna noodles (don't need to cook beforehand)
1 lb. grated mozarella cheese

In a 13 x 9 pan, create the following layers: Meat sauce, noodles, filling, mozzarella, meat sauce, noodles, filling mozzarella, meat sauce. Sprinkle remaining mozarella on top. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30-40 minutes until bubbly.

1 comment:

ramsam said...

Oh man.... so good! And the photos are beautiful! You are an amazing cook! When are you going to open up a place? Wouldn't that be cool?

Anyway- my kids think we need to spend the night. *Ugh* They want to come over so bad! If you are bored.....