Day 21 – A recipe

One of my new vegetarian favorites

Black bean lasagna (taken from allreceipes.com)

Ingredients

  • 9 lasagna noodles
  • 1 pint part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 (16 ounce) cans black beans
  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 8 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions

  1. In a large pot of lightly salted boiling water, cook the lasagna noodles 10 minutes, until al dente, and drain.
  2. In a bowl, blend the ricotta cheese and egg, and set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat a 3-quart baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. Spray a large skillet with cooking spray, and saute the onion, green bell pepper, and garlic until tender. Mash 1 can of black beans. Stir mashed black beans, whole black beans, and tomato sauce into skillet, and cook until heated through.
  4. Arrange 3 lasagna noodles in the bottom of the prepared baking dish, and layer with 1/3 each of the ricotta mixture, black bean mixture, and mozzarella cheese. Repeat twice.
  5. Bake 40 to 45 minutes in the preheated oven. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

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