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Green Chili Lasagna

PREP TIME: 30 minutes    COOKING TIME: 45 min.
            SERVINGS: 12-15

Ingredients

  • 16 oz. pkg. Lasagna Noodles
  • 1 teaspoon Butter
  • 3 lbs. lean Ground Beef
  • 40 oz. Tomato Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Pepper
  • 2 cups Large Curd Cottage Cheese
  • 8 oz. pkg. Cream Cheese (softened)
  • 1 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 cup thinly sliced Green Onions (and tops)
  • 2 – 4 oz. cans of Green Chilies chopped (8 oz. total)
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan Cheese

Instructions

  • Grease two 9x13 pans. Cook noodles according to directions. Drain and add butter
  • Brown beef on top of stove
  • In large saucepan, combine tomato sauce, sugar, salts and pepper. Add browned meat and simmer until meat is tender, about 30 minutes. Skim off fat
  • In separate bowl, combine cottage cheese, cream cheese, sour cream, onions and green chilies. Mix until smooth and cream. Fill baking dishes in this order:
  • Put ¼ cooked noodles in the bottom of each pan
  • Cover with ¼ meat sauce in each pan
  • Divide the cheese mixture between both pans using all of it for one thick layer
  • Spread remaining noodles evenly over cheese. Use remaining meat sauce over noodles and finish with heavy coating of Parmesan cheese
  • Cover with foil and refrigerate
  • 10. Before serving, heat in 350 oven for 45 minutes