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my beef lasagna

★★★★★ 4
a recipe by
Karla Everett
Greenacres, WA

I love making this lasagna , it has 6 different cheeses in the layers , sometimes I will even add a layer of pepperoni too.

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Classic winter comfort food! The flavors blend so well together and I loved the addition of cottage cheese rather than ricotta. What I really love, though, is the unique way to boil the noodles. Genius... I may never go back to my old way again!

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★★★★★ 4
serves 8x11" pan
prep time 20 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For my beef lasagna

  • 1 lb
    lean hamburger ; cooked & drained
  • 1 lg
    onion ; diced
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    dried basil
  • 1 Tbsp
    dried parsley
  • 1 Tbsp
    dried oregano
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 (6oz) can
    tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 can
  • 14 1/2 oz
    diced tomatoes
  • 2 1/4 oz
    black olives ; sliced
  • 8
    lasagna noodles
  • 24 oz
    cottage cheese, small curd
  • 2 c
    shredded cheese blend (monterey jack, cheddar,queso quesadilla & asadero cheese)
  • 1 lb
    mozzarella cheese

How To Make my beef lasagna

  • 1
    In a large frying pan cook the hamburger and onions until the hamburger is completely cooked and the onions are tender , lightly season with garlic powder and salt & pepper.
  • 2
    To the cooked meat mixture add the spices, tomato paste , diced tomatoes , black olives and the cans of water and mix together.
  • 3
    Simmer the sauce on medium low heat for 30 minutes.
  • 4
    Meanwhile place your dry lasagna noodles in a 8x11" dish and pour BOILING HOT water over top of them to get them to soften up. ( This is an easy way to keep the noodles intact for assembly) Drain once they have softened. Takes about 20 minutes or so , it's alright if they are aldente')
  • 5
    Prepare your mozzarella cheese into thin slices.
  • 6
    Start the assembly of your lasagna with sauce mixture on the bottom of an 8x11" dish.
  • 7
    Than take 4 of the softened lasagna noodles and layer on top of the sauce.
  • 8
    Than layer 1/2 of the container of the cottage cheese on top noodles.
  • 9
    Top the cottage cheese layer with the slices of mozzarella cheese.
  • 10
    Repeat all the layering steps and top the final step with the blended cheese mixture.
  • 11
    Bake in a preheated oven @ 350° for 45 minutes. Let sit and rest for atleast 10 minutes before you cut into the baked lasagna....enjoy!!