Square Baker - Cranberry
The Pampered Chef® Stoneware Inspirations
|9||uncooked lasagna noodles|
|5||cups prepared Hearty Meat Sauce (p.58)|
|1||can (8 ounces) tomato sauce|
|1||tablespoon Pantry Italian Seasoning Mix|
|1/3||cup (about 1 1/2 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan cheese|
|2||tablespoons snipped fresh parsley|
|1||container (15 ounces) part-skim ricotta cheese|
|1/8||teaspoon ground black pepper|
|Additional grated fresh Parmesan cheese and snipped fresh parsley (optional)|
Yield: 9 servings
Nutrients per serving: (1 roll-up): Calories 310, Total Fat 11 g, Saturated Fat 5 g, Cholesterol 80 mg, Carbohydrate 32 g, Protein 22 g, Sodium 660 mg, Fiber 2 g
Diabetic exchanges per serving (1 roll-up): 2 starch, 2 medium-fat meat (2 carb)
Cook's Tips: Hearty Meat Sauce
3 medium onions, chopped
3 pounds 90% lean ground beef
3 garlic cloves, pressed
3 cans (28 ounces each) diced tomatoes in juice, undrained
3 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1. Chop onions using Food Chopper. Heat (12-in.) Skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add onions, ground beef and garlic pressed with Garlic Press. Cook 15-18 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking beef into crumbles; drain.
2. Transfer meat mixture to (8-qt.) Stockpot. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce and sugar. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 40-45 minutes or until sauce thickens, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; cool slightly.
3. Place about 5 cups of sauce in separate freezer containers. Refrigerate up to 4 days or freeze up to 3 months.
Yield: 15 cups
Nutrients per serving (1 cup): Calories 220, Total Fat 9 g, Saturated Fat 3.5 g, Cholesterol 60 mg, Carbohydrate 13 g, Protein 20 g, Sodium 610 mg, Fiber 2 g
Diabetic exchanges per serving (1 cup): 1 starch, 2 1/2 low-fat meat (1 carb)
This recipe can be prepared as directed up to 1 day in advance. Cover baker with aluminum foil and refrigerate. When ready to bake, remove baker from refrigerator; let stand at room temperature 30 minutes. Increase baking time to 55-60 minutes; proceed as recipe directs.
Italian seasoning can be substituted for the Italian Seasoning Mix, if desired.
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