Crockpot Lasagna Recipe
This crockpot lasagna recipe is pretty easy to make. The main thing is to buy noodles suitable for a crockpot lasagne. The ones to go for can be found in the dried pasta section, where they will be labelled either 'pre-cooked' or 'no need to pre-cook'. They can also be found pre-cooked in the chiller section.
If you buy large fresh noodles, use the crock pot lid to cut them to fit the slow cooker. Dried noodles should be broken to suit your pot.
Ingredients for Crockpot Lasagna Recipe
A packet of pre-cooked lasagna sheets
1 lb. (500 gms.) Ground Beef (mince)
1 Can of chopped tomatoes
A large onion, (chopped)
1 red pepper (chopped)
1/2 lb. (250 gms.) mushrooms (chopped)
2 cloves of garlic, (shredded)
1 tsp. ground ginger. (optional: I like the slight fruitiness it gives).
For the Cheese
1/4 lb. (125 gms.) mozzarella
1/3 lb. (200 gms.) ricotta
1 cup grated hard cheese (parmesan)
Other cheeses can be substituted. Mozzarella is hard to beat for texture.
Cooking Method for Crockpot Lasagna Recipe
Brown the ground beef in a saucepan and mix in the onion, tomatoes, pepper, mushrooms, garlic and the ginger (if you like ginger).
Grate / shred the cheeses and combine them.
Put a layer of the meat sauce in the bottom of the crockpot, add a double layer of lasagna noodles, cover with cheese and repeat until the ingredients are used up. Make sure there is enough cheese left for a good covering on top.
Cook on low for five or six hours.
Slow Cooker Lasagna Tips
If the cheese on top isn't melted when the rest is cooked, brown the servings under the grill.
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