Mexican Lasagna

"I adapted this from the May 2001 issue of Prevention Magazine. A different take on lasagna, but really good! Note: instructions updated to appease negative commenter. It honestly never occurred to me that noodles might not have to be cooked first..."
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  • Boil lasagna noodles according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  • Combine cottage cheese and egg in a small bowl, and stir to mix well. Set aside.
  • Place the ground beef in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  • Cook, stirring to crumble, until the meat is no longer pink.
  • Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, beans, chiles, and chili powder, and stir to mix well.
  • Cook, uncovered, stirring frequently, for about 10 minutes, or until the mixture is thick.
  • Remove the skillet from the heat and set aside.
  • Coat a 13x9 inch pan with cooking spray, and line the bottom of the pan with one layer of lasagna noodles.
  • Spread half of the meat mixture over the noodles, dot with half the cottage cheese mixture, and top with half the shredded cheese.
  • Repeat the layers using the remaining ingredients.
  • Cover the pan with foil, and bake at 350*F for 25 minutes.
  • Remove the foil, and bake for 5 minutes longer, or until heated through and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Remove the pan from the over, and let sit for 10 minutes before cutting into squares and serving.

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  1. LonghornMama
    Very good! Easy to put together and a nice change from regular lasagna. Had some ricotta to use up so subbed that for the cottage cheese and egg. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
  2. riderfan
    Tried this last nite. Very GOOD!! All our favourite mexican flavors, great comfort food. Thanks for sharing this very nice recipe. Will definately make this baby often!!
  3. Gregory V.
    This recipe does not say to boil the lasagna noodles 1st. There are many lasagna recipes that do not require boiling the noodles. I followed this recipe step by step and wasted a ton of food, time, and $. I'm going to try it again someday with pre-boiled noodles and will make corrections accordingly. In the mean time I do not recommend you try this one!


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