Monday, July 27, 2009

Homemade Lasagne

One of the pasta dishes I do like is a good homemade lasagne dinner. The following is one the wife makes that is really good.

  • 1 Pkg. lasagne noodles

  • 2 Lb. ground beef

  • 1 Lg. onion

  • 1 Green pepper

  • 1 Can of tomato juice or V8 Vegetable Cocktail

  • 2 Cans tomato paste

  • 2 Large blocks of cheese (mozzorella or 1 mozorella and 1 cheddar - shredded)

  • 1 Egg

  • 1 Large tub of cottage cheese

In large pot, cook noodles until just tender (el dente). In a skillet, lightly brown the ground beef along with the onions. Add green pepper.

Combine tomato juice (or V8) with the tomato paste.Reserve 1/2 cup for later and add rest to meat mixture.Scramble the egg and add it to the cottage cheese.

In a 9x13x2 inch pan (or bigger.It depends on how much you make)add the reserved tomato juice (or V8).Spread it evenly on the bottom. Next, spread out a layer of noodles, then meat,cottage cheese and then a thick layer of the shredded cheese. Keep repeating until you have enough meat left for 1 more layer.Spread that out and completely cover with as much of the shredded cheese as you have left.

Cover pan with tin foil and bake at 325° for 1-1 1/2 hours. Remove foil and bake for another 10 minutes to give the cheese some color (And a chewy crust). Remove from oven and let it rest for 10 minutes so the cheese can set around the noodles properly, then serve.

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