Dominican Lasagna | Lasaña De Carne Molida

by Chef Zee

Italians gave us Lasagna and Dominicans & other cultures have also made this dish their own. In fact, I love having Lasagna from different cultures because it’s always a nice surprise. Everyone interpretation of an Italian classic ignites creativity and flavors like no other. Today, I’m sharing my recipe for a Dominican Lasagna that I have made my own by adding fresh basil. This fresh herb takes this dish to new heights and it’s always the ingredient that my guest love. The freshness truly wakens your tastebuds which leaves you coming back for more. Like most Lasagnas, this dish is heavy so make sure you’re loose pants are ready because this is sure to fill you up!

 

For a step-by-step and easy to follow video on How to Make Dominican Lasagna | Lasaña De Carne Molida visit my YouTube Channel: Made to Order

Also, don’t forget to check out my recipe for How to Make Carne Molida aka Picadillo. You can find that recipe on my Blog & YouTube Channel.

Buen Provecho!

 

 

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Dominican Lasagna | Lasaña De Carne Molida | Made To Order | Chef Zee Cooks

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Serves: 8-10 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 4.0/5
( 6 voted )

Ingredients

  • 1 Pack Lasagna
  • 3lbs Carne Molida / Ground Beef Cooked
  • 12 oz Ricotta Cheese
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • ¼ tsp Adobo
  • ¼ tsp Black Pepper
  • ½ tsp Italian Seasoning
  • ½ tsp Garlic Powder
  • ½ tsp Onion Powder
  • ½ cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 12 oz Mozzarella Cheese
  • 12 oz Marinara
  • Fresh Basil
  • Salt
  • Olive Oil

Instructions

  1. Boil pasta shy of al dente
  2. Drain & set aside
  3. Mix eggs, ricotta cheese, adobo, garlic powder, onion powder, ¼ cup parmesan cheese, and italian seasoning together. Set aside
  4. In a lasagna pan or 13 x 9 pan, add a ¼ cup marinara sauce along with a spoonful of ground beef. Spread all over bottom of the pan
  5. Add first layer of pasta making sure to lay down each piece of lasagna side-by-side
  6. Add thin layer of ricotta cheese and spread
  7. Add ground beef over top of ricotta cheese & spread
  8. Gently more marinara sauce-- just a bit to keep lasagna moist & saucy
  9. Add few ribboned fresh basil
  10. Cover layer with mozzarella cheese
  11. Now add a new layer of pasta
  12. Add thick layer of ricotta cheese and spread evenly
  13. Add new layer of pasta & repeat cheese-meat layer from before
  14. Once you get to final layer, Add any left over meat & marinara sauce
  15. Then add fresh ribonned basil
  16. Cover layer with mozzarella & parmesan cheese
  17. Bake in preheated oven at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until cheese melts & brown
  18. Optional: Wait 20-30 minutes before cutting into lasagna so that it sets

Notes

Lasagna can also be made with ground turkey or chicken. It's best to let lasagna rest for a few minutes before cutting into it. Always remember to drain any excess oil from ground beef when making lasagna.

 

 

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