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Bite Me: Lasagna perfect comfort food

November 26, 2014 by Megan Dunn, contributing writer

Bite Me is our regular food column (file photo).

As cold weather settles in, we crave hot comfort food. If you have a crock pot (if you don’t, you should invest in one), here’s a really easy and great way to make lasagna.

Crock Pot Lasagna

Total time: 4 hours, 45 minutes

Prep time: 45 minutes

Cooking time: 4 hours

Serves: 8

 

Ingredients

1 pound ground beef

1 medium onion, chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 can tomato sauce

1 cup water

1 small can tomato paste

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon dried oregano

8 ounces lasagna noodles, uncooked

4 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded

1 1/2 cups small curd cottage cheese

1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated

 

Directions:

1. Brown beef, add onion and garlic. Cook until onion is softened.

2. Stir in tomato sauce, water, tomato paste, salt, and oregano. Mix well.

3. Spread one fourth of the meat sauce in an un-greased slow cooker. Arrange one third of the noodles over the sauce.

4. Combine the cheeses.

5. Spoon one third of the cheese mixture over the noodles.

6. Repeat layers twice.

7. Top with remaining meat sauce.

8. Cover and cook on low 4 to 5 hours.

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