Friday, December 7, 2012

Lasagna Cups


1 lbs Lean Ground Beef
680ml 1 Can Bravo Spaghetti Sauce
2 Fresh Tomatoes - Diced
4 Green Onions - Chopped
1 large Onion - Diced
1 Green Pepper - Cubed
4 Celery Stalks - Chopped
1 Lasagna Sheets - I box
1 cup Mozzarella Cheese - Shredded
1 cup Old Cheddar Cheese - Shredded
227g Mushrooms - Chopped
1 Muffin Pan
Non-stick cooking spray

Step 1:

 Preheat oven to 350.
 Place Lasagna noodles to boil in salted water. 

 *Tip*  Use a Roaster Pan placed over two burners to easily and evenly cook the pasta, without breakage of the noodles.

Step 2:

Lightly - but fully grease or spray with a non-stick cooking spray the full cups of the muffin pan.
Place 1 teaspoon of spaghetti sauce into the bottom of each muffin cup.
Set the tray aside.

Step 3:

Brown the Lean Ground Beef in a skillet.
Add the prepared vegetables. Mix thoroughly.

Once the vegetables begin to cook down with the pre-browned beef, add the remainder of the spaghetti sauce.  Stir thoroughly and leave to simmer on low heat for 5 minutes.  Stirring frequently.

*Tip*  Add Black Pepper, Salt, Onion Powder, Cayenne Pepper to taste.

Step 4:

Remove the Lasagna noodles from the stove.  Pour out the boiling water and pour cold water over the pasta.

Blot each sheet on a paper towel to remove excess water, then line the outter edges of each cup in the muffin tin with a sheet of lasagna.

With the remaining sheets, cut into squares, placing each square into the bottom of each cup within the muffin pan.

Step 5:

Remove the skillet from the heat.  Giving a final and complete stir.  Spoon 1 tablespoon of the meat sauce into each cup. 

Add a sprinkling of Shredded Mozzarella Cheese.

Then a second tablespoon of meat sauce. (this should be the end of the sauce.)

Top with the shredded Old Cheddar Cheese.

Place the pan into the pre-heated oven for 30 minutes.

Your lasagna cups are ready when the sauce and cheese is bubbling and the pasta cups are browned.

Let sit for 5 minutes after removing from the oven.

Serve Warm!! Enjoy!!

*Tip*  Remove cups from the muffin pan by loosening the edges with a fork and scooping out.  Set the Easy Lasagna Cups on a platter for serving.