Two of our favorite things: Mexican food and pasta, all in one fabulous recipe! Your family is sure to be asking for this dish many times over. Enjoy!
Combined a few different recepies and tips from a few friends.
Beef and Noodles – Easy beef and noodle recipe for the whole family
Spinach Lasagna – great spinach lasagna recipe for the slow cooker
- 2 Jars Favorite Sauce
- 1 Package Whole Wheat Lasagna Noodles
- 2 Pounds Ground Beef, lean
- 16 Ounces Cottage Cheese or Ricotta
- Fresh Basil
- 1 Clove of Garlic
- 1 Can Whole Black Olives
- 2 Cups Mozzarella Cheese
- 1 Package Fresh Spinach, frozen won't work
- 2 Tablespoons Italian Seasoning
- 2-3 Tablespoons basil
Chop up basil and crush garlic put to side (save half for cheese mixture)
Brown the meat with some basil, seasoning, and garlic.
Drain meat and put to side to cool.
Mix cottage or ricotta cheese with basil, seasoning, and garlic in a small bowl.
Bottom layer of pot with marinara, beef, then noodles.
Next layer is cheese mixture, spinach, marinara, then mozzarella.
Next layer is noodles, beef, marinara.
Repeat until you get to about 1/4 of the way to the top of pot.
Then add whole olives (they will pop in your mouth and taste better than sliced) and cover with remaining marinara and mozzarella.
Cover it and cook on LOW for 3-3.5 hours.
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