Monday, September 18, 2006

Recipe Share

Just thought I would share 2 of my favorite fall recipes.

Slow Cooker Lasagne

8 lasagne noodles, broken into bite-size pieces
3 L boiling water
2 tsp. cooking oil (optional)
2 tsp. salt

1 1/2 lbs. lean ground beef

3/4 cup finely chopped onion
2 x 14oz canned tomatoes, with juice, broken up
5 1/2 oz. tomato paste
1 cup creamed cottage cheese
2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
2 tsp. granulated sugar
1 tsp. parsley flakes
1/2 tsp. dried whole oregano
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. dried sweet basil
1 1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper

Cook lasagne noodle pieces in boiling water, cooking oil and salt in large pot for 14-16 minutes until tender but firm. Drain.
Scramble-fry ground beef in non-stick frying pan until browned. Drain well. Turn into 3 1/2 quart (3.5L) slow cooker.
Add remaining 12 ingredients. Stir well. Add lasagne noodle pieces. Stir. Cover. Cook on low for 7 to 9 hours or on high for 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 hours. Makes 10 cups.

Sweet & Spicy Lentil Chili

2 tbsp. butter
1 stalk (1/2 cup) celery, chopped
1 small (1/3 cup) onion, chopped
1 small (1/2 cup) green pepper, chopped
2 tsp. chopped garlic
1 cup dried lentils
1 cup water
1 – 28 oz. cans beef broth
1 – 28 oz. cans diced tomatoes with jalapenos
1 small (3cups) winter squash, peeled, cut into 1-in. pieces
1 small (2 cups) sweet potato, peeled, cut into 1-in. pieces
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. ground allspice
Sour cream

Melt butter in saucepan, until sizzling. Add celery, onion, green pepper & garlic.
Cook over medium-high heat until onion is softened (3-4 minutes). Add all remaining ingredients. Continue cooking until mixture comes to a boil (7-10 minutes).
Reduce heat to low. Cover. Cook until lentils are tender, about 1 hour.



Anonymous melissa diekema said...

You know that lasagna is one of my favorite recipes!!! thanks for sharing!

12:53 PM  
Anonymous Cheryl said...

I'm glad you posted this! I was going to email you about the lasagne recipe! :) And holy the chili looks DELISH (I'm hungry)...

5:56 PM  
Blogger Just Rhonda said...

mmmmmmmmmm! I've made your crockpot lasanga a few times and it is GREAT. Looks like i need to try the chili too!

8:24 AM  
Anonymous Anita said...

will definitely have to try that chili this week! TFS!!

9:41 AM  
Blogger Jayme said...

MMMMM... They both look great. I'm definately going to try them! Thanks Heather! (See you in 4 sleeps!)

11:31 PM  
Blogger patti said...

that slow cooker lasagna is one of my new favourites as well! I will have to try the chili sometime when it's just me(dh doesn't like spicy, but for me, the hotter the better!!)
THanks for sharing!

4:44 AM  
Blogger Crystal said...

They are good - I know, I've had them with you!!!

9:11 PM  

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