Sunday, February 20, 2011
Crock Pot Lasagna
I'd heard of this..but I didn't believe it.
I kept thinking I wanted to do it, and I happened to run across a recipe for it and just kind of tweaked it.
PS- I use only the biggest crock pot, because when I bought it I thought, "The bigger the better!"...I honestly don't know what I was thinking.
So i basically double all recipes.
Plus the Trevor makes me.
What you'll need:
2 cups Mozzarella cheese
30 oz Ricotta cheese
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp Red Pepper flakes
1/2 tsp Pepper
2 Cans Crushed tomatoes
1 pnd Ground Beef
1 Large Onion
1 pnd Lasagna Noodles
6 cups Spinach
What you'll do:
Start off with chopping your onion and start cooking it in some olive oil, butter, or whatever you choose. Then add your meat and season it with salt, garlic salt, and some pepper. Cover it up.
Get a bowl and mix together your ricotta cheese, 1 cup Mozzarella, and 1/4 cup Parmesan.
Get another bowl and put in your Tomatoes, Garlic, Pepper, and Red Flakes. Finish cooking your meat, drain your meat, and add it to this sauce.
Take out your big ol' crock pot, lay about 1/2 cup of your red sauce down, lay down some DRY noodles to fit the pot, lay down 1/3 of what you have in your bowl down, lay down 3 cups of spinach..trust me, it shrinks. Lay down half of your cheese. Repeat. After your last set of noodles lay down the rest of your red sauce and your cup of Mozzarella.
Turn on low and cook for 3-3 1/2 hours. SO yummy. The Red Pepper Flakes give it just the right kick!
This dinner is kinda big, so if you have a family to feed this is great, or if you like to have left overs it is too. Or if you're like me and have a disposal drain for a husband. :)