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Spicy Lasagna

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Give the classic lasagna a Latin kick with crumbled spicy chorizo and a hint of green peppers. The ideal meal to make-ahead or for a large family feast.

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  • Servings: 10 servings


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  • Step 1 of 11

    COOK beef, stirring occasionally, in a large skillet over medium heat until no longer pink; add chorizo, bouillon, 1 teaspoon black pepper, oregano and coffee granules. Stir to mix well.

  • Step 2 of 11

    ADD bell pepper, onion, garlic and crushed red pepper. Cook until vegetables are tender.

  • Step 3 of 11

    ADD diced tomatoes with juice; cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes. Remove from heat; set aside.

  • Step 4 of 11

    COOK lasagna noodles according to package directions. Spray two large baking sheets with cooking spray. Drain noodles and lay flat to dry in single layer on baking sheets.

  • Step 5 of 11

    PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

  • Step 6 of 11

    COMBINE ricotta cheese, egg, Cotija cheese and remaining 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Set aside.

  • Step 7 of 11

    ADD ½ cup tomato sauce to bottom of 13 x 9-inch baking dish.

  • Step 8 of 11

    ADD a layer of 3 lasagna noodles, ricotta mixture, then second layer of 3 lasagna noodles.

  • Step 9 of 11

    ADD ½ of the meat mixture, a third layer of 3 lasagna noodles, 2 cups Monterey Jack cheese and remaining meat mixture.

  • Step 10 of 11

    TOP with final layer of 3 noodles, remaining tomato sauce and remaining 2 cups Monterey Jack cheese. Sprinkle with basil.

  • Step 11 of 11

    BAKE, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until cheese begins to bubble. Cool for 15 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Servings: 10 servings
Calories 510
Calories from Fat 290
%Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 50%
Saturated Fat 17g 84%
Cholesterol 145mg 49%
Sodium 1060mg 44%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 10%
Sugars 5g
Protein 32g
Vitamin A 20%
Vitamin C 30%
Calcium 45%
Iron 15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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