Good afternoon fabulous ladies! Several of you have asked for the Black Bean lasagna recipe that my good friend’s mom cooked for us the other night. Sherry wanted me to note that she got the recipe from Trisha Yearwood’s cookbook. We’re all about Trisha and Garth Brooks over here, they live about 30 minutes away from here.
Black Bean Lasagna
1 16 oz can of diced or stewed tomatoes
1 12 oz can of tomato paste
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 tbsp dried oregano
1 small onion, finely chopped
8 oz lasagna noodles
2 15 oz cans black beans, rinsed and drained
1 16 oz container of ricotta
16 oz mozzarella cheese, shredded
16 oz cheddar cheese, shredded *I would personally use provolone because I don’t prefer cheddar
In a large saucepan, combine the tomatoes and their juices, tomato paste, 2 cups water, the salt, pepper, garlic powder, oregano and onion. Bring to a boil over med-high heat, then reduce and let simmer uncovered for 30 min.
Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add lasagna noodles and cook according to the package. Drain the noodles and spread on a baking sheet or aluminum foil to prevent them from sticking together.
Preheat oven to 375 F.
Spread 1 cup of prepared sauce in a 9′ by 13′ by 2′ baking pan. Make three layers each of noodles, sauce, black beans, ricotta, cheddar and mozzarella, ending with mozzarella.
Bake for 40 min, uncovered. Allow dish to stand for 15 minutes before cutting into squares and serving.
Yum, I can taste the lasagna all over again. I urge you guys to try it, vegetarians and non-vegetarians. I assure you that you won’t regret it! I am not one for pasta and I loved this dish.
Lunch today was a delicious salad mix of romaine lettuce, grilled chicken, dried cherries, GOAT CHEESE and poppyseed dressing. I love how you add a tiny bit of goat cheese to a salad and it takes it from good to fabulous!! It was huge and now it’s in my tummy!
Dessert was a nectarine. This baby was juicy!!! I literally had juice all over my face and hands, no big deal because it was probably the best nectarine I have had this summer.
Caught up with crappy tv that I love, talked with Hans- wished Hans wasn’t in Germany, took the doggies for a walk, practiced a little yoga and then.. snack time!
My fav bar! Clif Mojo Mountain Medley. I love the mix of nuts, raisins and dark chocolate chips. You get sweet and savory in every bite.
I have had questions about the “Swedish way” of eating (from my about me page) so I am going to gather some thoughts about the subject and I will do a post about it soon 🙂 Gonna walk to dad’s now.