Sunday, May 13, 2012

Low Carb Spinach and Beef Lasagna Recipe

damn this one turned out good.. your typical lasagna recipe but swap out the high carb noodles for spinach leaves.

- 2lbs ground beef
- one 15oz jar Ragu No Sugar Added pasta sauce
- one 15oz container ricotta cheese
- one 16oz jar Alfredo sauce
- one green pepper chopped fine
- one onion chopped fine
- bag of spinach leaves or raw spinach leaves
- 16oz bag of Mozzarella cheese (im using some mexican cheese since thats what my price match was for.."walmart" generic cheese tastes like ass to me)

1. In wok, brown the ground beef, drain liquid as it accumulates. when cooked, add teaspoon pepper, tablespoon italian seasoning, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and the pasta sauce.. stir well.
2. While meat is cooking, in another bowl, combine the chopped onion/green peppers with the ricotta cheese.
3. Using 13x9 inch baking dish, spray edges with pan. Spoon about 1/2 cup of the Alfredo sauce around the bottom, use spoon to smooze it around. Spread spinach leaves on top of the alfredo sauce to cover,

4. Add half the meat mixture on top of the spinach leaves, then half the ricotta mixture

5. then add half the shredded  cheese.
6. preheat oven to 350. repeat layering with more spinach, the meat, ricotta. Drizzle the rest of the Alfredo sauce on top then add the remaining shredded cheese. get some tin foil, spray one side with Pam. cover baking dish Pam side down.
Bake for 45 minutes, after 45min, remove the foil top and bake additional 20min
Lasagna i like reheated the next day, so let cool, cover with foil and refrigerate.. damn that looks tasty. less than 5 carbs per serving since their are no noodles,  depending how many portions you cut up.. should make at least 8 good size servings.

look at that plate of tasty goodness:

this recipe in google docs -->> Low Carb Spinach and Beef Lasagna Recipe