Wednesday, September 20, 2006

... Spinach-Black Bean Lasagna

Bethany recently tagged us to post a new recipe for her to try. Actually, I think she said favorite recipe, but as a self proclaimed foodie I simply cannot choose a favorite. Instead, I've chosen a recipe that I make often for friends. It has a good comfort food feel to it so I think fulfills her Autumn food stipulation. I hope you enjoy!

2 large eggs, lightly beaten
15oz ricotta cheese
10oz frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained (be sure to use frozen spinach-- none of that e coli contaminated fresh stuff)
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 tsp salt
4 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese with peppers
2 - 16oz cans black beans, drained and rinsed
1 - 2lb, 13oz jar pasta sauce
1/2 tsp ground cumin
9 precooked lasagna noodles

- Stir together eggs, ricotta, spinach, cilantro, salt, and one cup of Monterey Jack cheese.
- Mash beans with fork in a separate bowl. Stir in pasta sauce and cumin. Spread 1/3 of bean mixture into a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish.
- Layer with 3 noodles, 1/2 of spinach mixture and 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese.
- Repeat layers.
- Spread with 3 noodles and remaining bean mixture.
- Bake, covered, at 350 for 1 hour; uncover and top with remaining Monterey Jack cheese. Bake 5 more minutes or until cheese melts. Garnish with cilantro.


Anonymous said...

Yummy!!! Can't wait to try this. I think that I have about a billion favorites too. I guess I just said that to motivate people to give me something. HEE HEE. Thanks so much. Can't wait to try this.

Ashleigh said...

Yumm! Sounds good!

Danielle said...

This looks great! I want to try it too!