Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Family Favorite Lasagna

1 lb./455 g 85% lean ground beef
2 garlic cloves, peeled
1 recipe 15-Minute Marinara (see page 33)
1 tbsp. Simple Indulgence Italian Herb Seasoning Blend
15 oz./425 g container part-skim ricotta cheese
1 tsp. coarse kosher salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper pinch of nutmeg
1/2 lemon, juiced
4 oz./115 g fresh baby spinach
6 to 8 no-cook lasagna noodles
6 oz./170 g fresh mozzarella, sliced

Serves 8

Break up ground beef into TupperWave® Stack Cooker Colander and stack on top of 3-Qt./3 L Casserole. Place garlic in base of Chop 'N Prep Chef. Cover and pull cord 4-5 times until finely chopped. Place minced garlic on top of ground beef, cover and microwave on high 3-4 minutes. Drain away excess fat in the casserole, then mix beef with marinara and seasoning blend in a medium bowl. Place ricotta in a medium bowl and stir in salt, pepper, nutmeg and lemon juice. In two batches, add spinach to base of Quick Chef® Pro System. Cover and turn handle until roughly chopped. Spread a thin layer of marinara on the bottom of 3-Qt./3 L Casserole. Place one whole noodle directly in middle of sauce. Break another noodle to fit around the center piece to create a layer. Do not overlap. Place another layer of sauce on top, followed by half the spinach, then half the ricotta. Place a second layer of noodles, sauce, spinach and ricotta cheese. Finish with a layer of noodles and sauce on top. Cover and microwave on 50% power 16 minutes. Place sliced mozzarella on top of sauce. Cover and microwave an additional 3 minutes. Allow lasagna to rest 10 minutes, covered. Cut into squares for serving.

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