Yesterday was a cold and blustery day – so much so that I just wanted some good old fashioned, comfort food. You know the type…the smell fills the house with the heavenly aroma of tomatoes, garlic and oregano. I just wanted to be wrapped up all warm and snargly.
So here’s what you need:
4 cans canned tomatoes
1 jar tomatoe puree
5-6 mushrooms, sliced
1 Onion, diced
3 corgettes (zuccini), peeled lengthwise
3 cloves garlic, minced
1lb grassfed, organic beef
Wine (for cooking and drinking!)
Shredded Cheese (Optional)
DIrections (Preheat the oven to 180C)
1. The first thing that has to be done is to make your sauce. I grew up in an italian household and it is a sacrilege to use pre-made sauce. All of my sauce is homemade. If you prefer to use the pre-made stuff, then go ahead. Skip this instruction and go to Step number 2. Heat your olive oil in a big sauce pan. Once heated, throw your onions and garlic in and saute for a minute or two. Then dump in 4 cans of chopped tomatoes and a half a jar of tomatoe puree. Fill two of the cans with war, swish around and dump into the pot. Stir in about a 1/2 cup of wine (you can use white or red), a bunch of oregano, some parika. Then let simmer while you are preparing the rest of your lasagna.
2. Once the sauce is simmering, brown your meat in a seperate pan and throw in the mushrooms.
3. Get a casserole dish out, layer the meat and mushrooms in the bottom of the dish. Then, with a laddle, laddle some of your homemade sauce over the meat. Then take your corgette strips and layer over over the meat and the sauce. With 3 corgettes, you will have a lot, just throw them over everything. Then cover with cheese (this is optional). But for me, cheese is what makes lasagna. Sprinkle more oregano and garlic over the entire top layer and put in the oven for about 30 minutes or until it starts to bubble.
It was so fantastically tasty – even the cavebabies liked it! I had it the next day as leftovers for lunch and OMG it was even beter the second day. Give it a try and let me know what you think!
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