Charlie's Mom's Lasagna
2T oil (optional)
2 cloves garlic (crushed)
1# ground beef
1 sm can tomato paste
#2 can tomatoes
10 lasagna noodles (use 8 or 6)
1/2# mozzerella or jack cheese
1/2-3/4C cottage cheese
1/4C parmasean cheese
Sautee ground beef and garlic (add
oil). Add tomatoes tomato paste
pepper and oregano. simmer for 20
min. meanwhile. boil lasagna noodles.
place a small layer of meat sauce at
bottom to keep noodles from sticking.
Then add noodles, then more meat sauce,
cottage cheese, parmasean, grated
jack (and/or mozzerella), noodles,
repeat. Top w/ meat sauce and cheese.
Bake uncovered at 375 F 20 min.
- I love this lasagna, but let it be
known that I think the 2 cloves of
garlic is ridiculous. I
say add garlic 'til bored!
I'm not sure what a #2 can is supposed
to be, but I usually use the can
that's one size larger than 16oz.
I have made a vegitarian version of
this lasagna by substituting very
finely chopped Thai straw mushrooms
and olives for ground beef. Straw
mushrooms are sold in cans, look in
the international foods section of
a good grocery store.