Entrees - Phase 1 - I Lost My Noodles SB Eggplant Lasagna




litar
03-29-2010, 07:15 PM
I got this from a website and it is so good!!!!

I Lost My Noodles!South Beach Eggplant Lasagna

SERVES 8 (change servings and units)

Ingredients

Mock Noodles

* 2 large eggplants, peeled, sliced lengthwise into 1/4 inch noodle-like strips
* cooking spray (olive oil spray is best)
* salt and pepper

Meat Sauce

* 1 1/2 lbs ground sirloin or turkey breast or Italian sausage
* 2 tablespoons olive oil
* 2 onions, chopped
* 3 cloves chopped garlic
* 1 red pepper, chopped

* 1 (16 ounce) package sliced mushrooms
* 2 tablespoons italian seasoning (or mix of oregano, basil and thyme)
* 1 teaspoon fennel seed (optional)
* salt and pepper
* 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (if you dare!) (optional)

* 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach
* 1 cup red wine (optional) or vodka (optional)

* 1 (28 ounce) can tomato sauce (or large jar sugar free sauce if you can find it)

* 1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes (for less sugar, 3 chopped roma tomatoes)

Cheese Mixture

* 2 cups low-fat ricotta cheese
* 2 eggs
* 3 green onions, chopped
* 3 cups shredded lowfat mozzarella cheese
* 1/2 cup parmesan cheese

Directions

1.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
2.
Spray cookie sheet, arrange eggplant slices and season with salt and pepper.
3.
Cook slices 5 minutes on each side.
4.
Lower oven temp to 375.
5.
Brown meat, onion and garlic in olive oil for 5 minutes.
6.
Add red pepper and mushrooms, and cook 5 minutes.
7.
Add spinach, tomatoes, spices and wine and simmer for 5-10 minutes.
8.
Blend ricotta, egg and onion mixture.
9.
Spread 1/3 of meat sauce in bottom of 9 x 13 glass pan.
10.
Layer eggplant slices, ricotta, 1/3 mozzarella and parmesan.
11.
Repeat.
12.
Add last layer of sauce, then mozzarella and parmesan on top.
13.
Cover with foil and bake at 375 degrees for 1 hour.
14.
Remove foil and bake or broil another 5-10 minutes until cheese is browned.
15.
Let it rest 10 minutes before slicing, if you can wait that long!


meelsie
04-30-2010, 12:10 PM
When you say a cookie sheet, is that like baking paper?

saef
04-30-2010, 12:16 PM
A cookie sheet is a big, rectangular pan, extremely shallow. It's what you'd use to bake cookies on. Or maybe a square pizza. (Some cookie sheets in fact are a square sheet of metal with maybe one raised side for you to grasp it when you pick it up & put it in & out of the oven.)