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(recipe, Daryl Shute)
This is a non standard Lasagna recipe that uses American style cheeses, and is very hearty.
Great for those cold evenings in winter.
- 2 lb. lean Ground Beef (80 / 20 or leaner)
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 1 sweet onion diced in large chunks
- 2 cups hearty red wine (Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, etc, etc)
- 2 small packets spaghetti seasoning
- 1 Tblsp Dried Italian Herbs
- 2 small cans sliced mushrooms (or 7 - 10 fresh white button mushrooms)
- 2 15.0 oz. cans of Tomato Sauce
- 1 can tomato paste
- 2 15.0 oz. cans Diced Tomatoes Drained
- 5 Large Bay Leaves
- Cheese Mixture:
- 2 lb. cottage cheese large curd
- 2 lb. cream cheese softened
- 2 lb. mozzarella shredded
- 3 eggs
- 1 tblsp dried Italian Herbs
- 1 box Lasagna Noodles cooked to package directions and drained.
- For the Sauce:
- Brown Hamburger over medium heat.
- Drain grease.
- Add garlic.
- Cover meat with both Spaghetti Seasoning packets and stir.
- Pour wine over meat and make sure all meat is coated.
- Let simmer about 2 - 3 minutes until wine is reduced by half.
- Add onion, mushrooms. diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, Italian herbs to meat and heat till bubbly.
- Add Bay leaves lower heat to low and let sauce simmer.
- Remove Bay leaves prior to using sauce.
- Cheese Mixture:
- Put softened cream cheese in a large mixer and mix until fluffy.
- Add half the cottage cheese and mix until well blended.
- Add the rest of the cottage cheese and continue mixing.
- Add shredded mozzarella and mix until well blended.
- Add Italian herbs.
- Add eggs one at a time until blended thoroughly.
- In a lasagna pan, place a cup of the sauce in and spread until bottom of pan is covered.
- Cover sauce with a third of the noodles.
- Cover noodles with a third of the sauce.
- Cover sauce with a third of the cheese.
- Repeat until all layers are complete, and finish with the cheese mixture.
- Bake in a 340 degree oven until cheese is browned, approx. 1 hour.
- Serve with garlic bread and a glass of the same wine used in cooking the sauce.