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Fiesta Lasagna Recipe

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This recipe for Fiesta Lasagna, by , is from The Horney Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Melanie Blackburn
Added: Friday, May 8, 2009



2 14-5 oz. Stewed Italian Tomatoes
2 14-5 oz. Stewed Tomatoes, diced
2 10 oz. Rotel Tomatoes
2 12 oz. Tomato Paste
2 Cloves Garlic, minced
2 T. Olive Oil
1 Medium Onion, diced
2 t. Italian Seasoning


3/4 lb. Ground Beef
3/4 c. Bread Crumbs
1 Egg, slightly beaten
3/4 t. Pepper
Garlic Salt or Minced Garlic to taste
Onion Salt to taste
Seasoned Salt to taste
3/4 lb. Italian Sausage
1 pkg. Lasagna Noodles, prepared according to box directions
1 lb. Ricotta Cheese
1 lb. Mozzaella Cheese, sliced
Parmesan Cheese
1 3 oz. Cream Cheese, softened

In a saucepan, saute the onions in olive oil until translucent. Combine remaining sauce ingredients in the saucepan with the onion and simmer for at least 1/2 hour, stirring occasionally.

In a bowl, mix together the ground beef, bread crumbs, egg, salt & pepper. Also add some garlic (either salt or minced), onion salt & seasoned salt. Mix well until blended. Shape into 1 inch meatballs. Bake in 350 oven for 10-12 minutes, until brown.

Brown sausage in skillet until brown, drain.

Preheat oven to 350. Brush 9x13 pan with olive oil. Cover bottom of pan with 3 lasagna noodles, cover with 1/3 sauce mixture, then top with half the meatballs and sausage meat. Dot with half the ricotta that has been mixed with the cream cheese. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Layer half of the mozzarella cheese. Repeat layering once. Then end with a final layer of noodles, sauce & parmesan cheese. Cover the baking dish tightly with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until bubbly. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

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Definitely a nice twist on regular lasagna recipes.




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