Sunday, November 11, 2007

Crockpot lasagna with a twist

Tonight I made a crock pot lasagna but used a homemade vodka sauce instead of jarred sauce and mixed in turkey sausage. IT was a hit with the family. It may be the best find ever (thank you MrsSissler) I don't have a picture but here's the original recipe:


* 1 lb. ground beef
* 1 large onion, finely chopped
* 2 garlic cloves, crushed and minced
* 1 large jar spaghetti sauce (such as Ragu in the 1 lb. 10 ounce jar)
* 1 package (8 ounces) no-boil lasagna noodles
* 16 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
* 1 lb. ricotta cheese
* 1/4 cup milk
* 1 egg
* 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan/Romano cheese
* Salt and pepper to taste

Brown the beef, onion, and garlic in a little oil in a frying pan. Drain off any grease.

Add the spaghetti sauce into the browned meat mixture. Mix well.

In a separate bowl, mix the ricotta cheese, milk, and egg.

Beat until thoroughly mixed and smooth. Then mix in the mozzarella cheese and the grated cheese, so that all the cheeses are combined.

Grease the slow cooker/Crock Pot with some vegetable shortening on the bottom and sides.
Put about 1/4 of the meat and sauce mixture in the bottom of the slow cooker/Crock Pot. Put a layer of noodles on top of that (break or cut them if needed). Put about 1/3 of the cheese mixture on top of that. Then repeat with sauce, noodles, cheese for another 2 layers. Top with meat sauce. Cook on low for 3-3.5 hours or until noodles are tender.


MrsSisler said...

That sounds like a yummy twist! I'm so glad you liked the original recipe. I need to make it soon. Your blog looks great!!

Carey said...

Hey Jenn! I tried the crockpot lasagna last night, and it was awesome!! My friends loved it. I like my lasagna saucy (like I like my men - ha!) so next time I'll probably use a jar and a half of sauce... just a thought for saucier types like me! This is fun... can't wait to try some more of your recipes!:)