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Barbecue Lasagna

Total Time

Prep: 35 min. Bake: 50 min. + standing

Makes

8 servings

This hearty dish is a nice change of pace from more traditional lasagna. The barbecue flavor is fantastic!—Hazel Selle, Hartford, Wisconsin

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 6 lasagna noodles, cooked and drained
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Colby cheese
  • 1 cup 4% cottage cheese
  • 1 large egg

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. For barbecue sauce, in a large saucepan, combine the next 13 ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
  2. Spread about 1/4 cup barbecue sauce in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Layer with three noodles and half of the beef. Spread with half of the remaining barbecue sauce; sprinkle with half of the mozzarella, cheddar and Colby cheeses. Repeat layers.
  3. Combine cottage cheese and egg; spoon evenly over the top. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until lightly browned. Let stand for about 10 minutes before cutting.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 527 calories, 25g fat (14g saturated fat), 125mg cholesterol, 1167mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 2g fiber), 34g protein.

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