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    Lamb and Polenta Lasagna

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    1 hr 30 mins

    30 mins

    1 hr

    Barb Gertz's Note:

    Comfort food, Italian-style: using canned tomatoes and store bought polenta. Recipe comes from Gourmet Magazine.

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    1. 1
      Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 400°F.
    2. 2
      Drain 1 can tomatoes, reserving juice, then break up tomatoes into 1/2-inch pieces with a spoon if necessary; puree the second can of tomatoes,including juice and reserved juice (from other can), 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon allspice in a blender OR use hand blender, until smooth.
    3. 3
      Transfer tomato puree to a 2-quart heavy saucepan and boil uncovered, stirring occasionally, until reduced to about 1/2 cup, about 20 minutes, remove from heat.
    4. 4
      Heat a dry 12-inch heavy skillet over moderate heat until hot, then brown lamb with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon allspice, stirring and breaking up lumps (but leaving meat slightly chunky), about 5 minutes; add drained tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, until juices are absorbed, about 1 minute.
    5. 5
      Cut polenta into 1/4-inch-thick slices with a sharp knife and cover bottom of a 9-inch glass pie plate with half of polenta slices (overlapping slightly); scatter half of lamb mixture over polenta, then top with half of mozzarella, then remaining polenta; scatter remaining lamb on top and spread tomato sauce over meat, then top with remaining mozzarella.
    6. 6
      Bake, uncovered, until bubbling and beginning to brown, about 20 minutes; let stand, loosely covered with foil, 15 minutes before serving, Enjoy.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 27, 2005


      i loved this easy version of lasagna! i added some oregano and basil to the tomatoes and a bay leaf which i removed prior to assembly. i used mozzarella chesse and grated some parmesan over the top as well. this made 1 full pie plate, and was perfect for 3 of us, though it would feed 4.

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    Nutritional Facts for Lamb and Polenta Lasagna

    Serving Size: 1 (385 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 546.0
    Calories from Fat 356
    Total Fat 39.6 g
    Saturated Fat 19.0 g
    Cholesterol 127.5 mg
    Sodium 1331.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 14.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.1 g
    Sugars 10.0 g
    Protein 33.3 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    ground allspice

    prepared polenta

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