Thursday, March 31, 2011

Lasagna on a Bun

Posted by Donna:

I am so much like my mother. I have old recipe books of hers where she had written "Do" by the recipes that interested her. As I was looking through some of my old and newer Taste of Home magazines, I found several where I had done the same---they had "Do" written beside them.

Today, I'm sharing one of the "Do" recipes with you that I tried today. To my surprise, Larry loved it! He started in about mid-morning asking what we were having for lunch. Instead of telling him what it was, I just told him when I would have it ready. He gets a negative attitude when I say I'm trying a new recipe.

Lasagna in a Bun

3/4 pound ground beef
1 can (14 1/2 oz.) diced tomatoes, drained
1/4 tsp. dried basil
1/4 tsp. dried oregano
hoagie buns or any other deli-type bread you want to use
3/4 cup cottage cheese
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/3 cup pizza sauce
2 T. onion soup mix

Cook the ground beef until done; drain. I always run my cooked ground beef under hot water in order to get a lot of the grease off of it. Stir in the tomatoes, soup mix, oregano, basil, and spaghetti sauce. Cook, uncovered, for about 5 - 10 minutes.

Carefully hollow out the bun bottoms, leaving about 1/4 inch shell. In a small bowl, combine the cottage cheese and shredded mozzarella. Spoon into the hollowed out buns. Top with the meat mixture. Sprinkle with extra mozzarella. Add the bun tops.

Wrap each sandwich in foil. Place on a baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes or so.

The original recipe didn't call for the spaghetti sauce. I liked the meat mixture better with it added. Also, the cheese mixture originally had one egg in it. I didn't see a need to put that.

This is a recipe that can be "played" with---adding maybe some chopped green bell peppers, yellow onion instead of the onion soup, etc. I'm anxious to make it again for that reason. After we had eaten, he wanted seconds. To make the second lasagna sandwich would have required heating it for 20 minutes. Luckily, he changed his mind and decided to have his "seconds" for supper tonight---for which I am most grateful. This recipe will make about 8sandwiches. Pin It Now!
 
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