That age old question that we ask or are asked DAILY…
Here is an option
It really has NOTHING to do with Lasagna except the construction of the dish.
Here we go. You will need a casserole dish (9×13″)
1 lb ground beef (or ground meat of choice)
1- small onion chopped
1- package of taco seasoning
1-tsp of garlic powder
Salt & pepper to taste
1- 8oz can of tomato sauce
1- cup sour cream
1- cup cottage cheese
2- cups of shredded cheese (of choice)
1-bag of tortilla chips
While you are chopping ANY vegetables for your meals for the week. Collect the scraps/trash into a freezer bag for the entire week. Keep in freezer until full.
This is important! Save them in the freezer for a week or until your bag is full. Add water & salt to a pot, boil for a couple of hours. Strain out the scraps & reserve the broth. This is a great addition to your recipes. I love to use the vegetable broth to cook rice in or add some liquid to de-glaze my frying pans.
Let’s continue (sorry I rabbit trail)
Preheat Oven to 350 degrees
In a medium skillet brown your ground meat & your onion. When all of the pink is gone drain & mix in your taco season & your garlic powder. Feel free to use your own taco spices or fresh garlic. Sometimes when I don’t have taco seasoning I will use ( chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder & paprika). Set to the side.
Mix together your cottage cheese & sour cream
Prepare your baking dish & begin your layers of meat mixture, cheese mixture, chips then shredded cheese. (REPEAT). Make your last layer shredded cheese.
Bake for 20-30 min, broiling to brown the last 2-5 minutes
Serve with; guacamole, chips, salsa, salad & or Mexican rice. ENJOY!!
A Margarita or Corona would be great!!
We had wine so, we had red wine, cheese & crackers. While we waited for the dish to cook.
Until next time be blessed 😊