Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Joel's Lasagna

This is Joel's favorite lasagna so I thought I would name it after him.

Joel's Lasagna

2 lbs ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons oregano
2 teaspoons basil
1 teaspoon pepper
1 container (16 ounces) cottage cheese
2/3 cups Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup cheddar cheese
3 cups mozzarella cheese (divided)
12 lasagna noodles

Fry ground beef, onion, and garlic untill beef is browned and onion is tender. Drain the oil (we use a baster). Stir into the beef mixture the tomatoes, tomato paste, and seasonings; simmer about 15 minutes.

In a bowl, combine the cottage cheese, Parmesan cheese, cheddar cheese and half of the mozzarella cheese.

Spread half of the meat sauce on the bottom of a 13x9 pan/dish. Arrange six of the noodles over the meat sauce.

Spread the cheese mixture over noodles. Top with remaining six noodles. Spread the rest of the meat sauce on top of the noodles.

Cover with foil and bake at 350* for 45 minutes.

Uncover; sprinkle remaining mozzarella making sure your top is nice and cheesy.  Return the pan to the oven with the foil off and bake until the cheese is melted.

Yield: 12 servings (so they say)

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