Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Bacon Wrapped Lasagna

Wrap bacon in anything!!



This recipe is a concept recipe. I know that some people have lasagna recipes that they cherish. Recipes that they claim to be the greatest lasagna in all of the land...

I'm not here to say this one is better. But have you ever seen lasagna wrapped in bacon!?! I mean cmon!!

This felt like an art project. But in art you're not supposed to eat what you make (especially if its glue and construction paper). 

I hope you enjoy this unique take on a classic!






Bacon Wrapped Lasagna

Ingredients

6 Lasagna Noodle
8 strips of thin sliced Bacon
2 cups Ground Beef
1 tablespoon Seasoned Salt
1 tablespoon Seasoned Pepper
1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
1 cup Ricotta Cheese
1/8 cup Parmesan Cheese
1 teaspoon Oregano
1 tablespoon Milk.
½ teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
1 egg - beaten
3 cups Tomato Sauce, 2 tablespoons
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
1 teaspoon Basil
Cooking Spray


Directions

1.     In a small bowl, combine the ricotta cheese with parmesan cheese, milk, egg oregano, garlic powder and red pepper flakes. Set aside
2.     Heat up the tablespoon of olive oil over medium-low heat in a skillet.
3.     Sautee the ground beef with Worcestershire sauce, seasoned salt and seasoned pepper for about 15 minutes (or until minimal pink remains).
4.     Drain the ground beef.
5.     Pour the 3 cups of tomato sauce over the ground beef and stir to mix.
6.     Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
7.     While the water is heating up, heat a medium sized skillet over medium heat.
8.     Cook the bacon for about 2-3 minutes per side. Set aside on a paper towel.
9.     Cook the noodles as per box instructions until they are al dente.
10. Take the noodles out of the water and rinse them with cold water. Pat Dry
11. Spray a deep dish with cooking spray.
12. Layer the dish crosswise with 4 strips of bacon, so that the ends of the bacon strips are raised against the pan.
13. On top of the bacon, layer as follows: 2 lasagna noodles (layered opposite direction of the bacon), ground beef mix, cheese mix, and repeat this formula ending with the final 2 lasagna noodles on top.
14. Wrap the final 4 strips of bacon as you did the first four. Now, the bottom strips of bacon and top strips of bacon should touch and overlap (depends on how long the strips are).
15. Bring an oven to 350 degrees.
16. Place the lasagna dish in the oven and bake for 30 minutes, covered.
17. Uncover and bake for an additional 15 minutes.

18. Take it out of the oven and pour the remaining tomato sauce over top of the lasagna and sprinkle with basil.