Monday, October 12, 2009

Crock Pot Lasagna

I've never tried this before but I'm told crock pot lasagna works well, so we're going to give it a shot!

1 pound ground beef
1 large onion finely chopped
2 cloves minced garlic
1 large jar spaghetti sauce
1 package (8 oz) no-boil lasagna noodles
16 oz shredded mozzarella cheese
1 pound ricotta cheese
1/4 cup milk
1 egg
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste

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

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

3. 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.

4. Grease the slow cooker/Crock Pot with some vegetable shortening on the bottom and sides.

5. 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 4-6 hours or until noodles are tender.

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