August 31, 2010


Here's the ingredient list if you're interested in adding this meal to your grocery shopping list.

1 lb lean ground beef
1/2 onion - chopped
minced garlic (I use a small amount of minced garlic from the jar)
parsley (I use a couple of shakes of dried parsley)
oregano (I use a couple of shakes of dried oregano)
salt and pepper (to taste)

1 can tomato sauce (15 oz)
1 can tomato paste (12 oz)
1 can crushed tomatoes (15 oz)

*Brown ground beef with spices and add chopped onions. Add the 3 cans of tomato products to the pan and simmer all together for about 1 hour.

1 carton cottage cheese
1 beaten egg
salt and pepper
1/2 cup parmesan cheese

*While that is cooking, mix together cottage cheese, egg, parmesan cheese and salt & pepper together and set aside. 9 cooked lasagna noodles
16 oz of mozzarella cheese (I use 2 8 oz bags)
* Cook lasagna noodles according to directions on box.

Then build your layers in 9 x 13 baking dish - start with 3 noodles, meat mix, cottage cheese mix, then mozzarella cheese. Repeat those steps and you'll end up with 3 layers ending with the mozzarella on top. Bake at 325 for 30-40 minutes.If you asked me my favorite meal, lasagna ranks pretty high up on the list. This recipe has become a favorite in our house and it's often made when we celebrate special occasions like anniversaries and birthdays. This recipe comes from JJ's Mom. One thing I like about this recipe is that it calls for cottage cheese instead of ricotta cheese, which is cool with me because I'm not a fan of ricotta. I usually serve this with garlic bread and salad and it makes for a great family dinner!

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