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Moffitt Cafe Lasagna

(12 servings)

  • 6 oz. ground beef, 7- 10 % fat content
  • 4 oz ground turkey
  • 2 ¼ cups chopped yellow onions
  • 1 ½ Tbsp. minced fresh garlic
  • 1 ¼ cup chopped zucchini
  • 1 ¼ cups chopped green pepper
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • pinch salt and black pepper
  • ½ bay leaf
  • ½ tsp. ea. dried basil, rosemary and oregano
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped parsley
  • ½ cup canned mushrooms, drained
  • 2 1/3 cups tomato puree
  • ¼ cup tomato juice
  • 1 cup diced tomato with juices
  • 1 ½ tsp. red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup red wine

Brown the meat in a heavy-bottomed pot. Add the vegetables and sauté until the onions are translucent. Add the hot stock and all the other ingredients and simmer for at least 1 hour.

  • ¾ lb. fresh lasagna sheets*
  • ½ lb.grated mozzarella cheese
  • 2/3 lb. ricotta cheese
  • 1/3 cup pasteurized eggs
  • 2 Tbsp. nonfat milk
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ lb. grated mozzarella cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. grated parmesan cheese

Use a heatproof pan approximately 9 x 12 x 2. Ladle 1 cup of sauce on the bottom of the pan and spread to the edges. Cover the surface with a layer of lasagna. Spread another cup of sauce to cover. Cover the sauce with ½lb. of mozzarella cheese. Place another layer of pasta. In a mixing bowl whisk the eggs, milk and salt into the ricotta then smooth this custard evenly over the pasta. Spread 2 cups of sauce gently over the custard. Sprinkle ¾ of the remaining mozzarella cheese over the surface and top with another pasta sheet. Spread all the tomato sauce on the top. Cover with foil and bake in a 350F oven for approximately 40 minutes. Remove the foil, top with the remaining cheeses and return to the oven until the cheeses have melted and become a little golden.

* If you do not have a pasta shop in your area try the freezer section of your supermarket or use the dried lasagna sheets that do not require precooking. If you use the dried sheets and don’t precook them you’ll need to double the sauce quantities throughout the recipe.

Per Serving: Calories: 300 Protein: 24gm Fat: 10gm

Carbohydrates: 24gm Sodium: 384mg

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