Meat Lasagna

You will need:

1 lb

Lean ground beef or ground turkey

1 large

Onion

2 15-oz cans

Tomatoes (or 1 28-oz can)

1 6-oz can

Tomato paste

1 tsp

Sugar

1 tsp

Oregano

1/4 tsp

Garlic powder

1/2 tsp

Pepper

8 whole

Lasagna noodles, uncooked

3 cups

Low-fat cottage cheese

8 oz

Low-fat mozzarella cheese, shredded

1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2.Peel and chop the onion.

3.In a large skillet, brown the ground meat and onion together over me- dium heat. Use a cooking spoon to break the meat up into little bits. Carefully pour the meat into a colander to drain the fat off, and then return the meat to the skillet.

4.Cut the canned tomatoes into small chunks. Add the tomatoes to the skillet with the meat and onion mixture.

5.Add the tomato paste, sugar, oregano, garlic powder, and pepper to the skillet. Stir everything together until well mixed.

6.Spoon about half of the sauce into a 9 by 13-inch baking dish and spread it around with the spoon, so the bottom of the dish is covered.

7.Put four of the uncooked noodles in a single layer on top of the sauce. Spread all of the cottage cheese over the noodles.

8.Put four of the uncooked noodles on top of the cottage cheese. Spread the rest of the sauce over the noodles.

9.Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese over the top of the sauce, and cover the pan tightly with foil.

10.Bake for 1 hour. At the end of 1 hour, very carefully remove the foil from the pan and cook for 15 minutes more.

11.Let the lasagna sit for another 15 minutes to cool, then cut into squares for serving.

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