Black Bean Lasagna

Black Bean Lasagna

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • 9

    whole wheat lasagna noodles (or rice noodles for a gluten free lasagna)

  • 1

    large onion, chopped

  • 3

    garlic cloves, minced

  • 2

    tbsp olive oil

  • 2

    cans (16 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1

    can (28 ounces) tomato puree

  • 1

    can (15 ounces) crushed tomatoes

  • 1-2

    tsp crushed red pepper flakes

  • 2

    tsp chili powder

  • 2

    tsp ground cumin

  • 4

    egg whites, beaten

  • ½

    of a 15 ounce carton reduced-fat ricotta cheese

  • 6

    ounces Queso Fresco, crumbled (or 1 whole carton ricotta and omit the Queso Fresco)

  • ½

    cup finely shredded Manchego cheese (parmesan cheese may be substituted)

  • ¼

    cup minced fresh parsley

  • 2

    cups shredded Oaxaca cheese (mozzarella cheese may be substituted)

Directions

Cook noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile, in large skillet over medium heat, cook onion and garlic in oil until tender. Add beans, tomato puree, crushed tomatoes, crushed red pepper flakes, chili powder, and ground cumin. Simmer on low for 5-10 minutes. In a small bowl, combine egg whites, ricotta, Quesco Fresco, Manchego and parsley. Drain noodles. Spread 1/2 cup bean mixture into a 13 x 9 baking dish coated with cooking spray. Layer with three noodles. Top noodles with half the ricotta mixture and top that with 1/3 of remaining bean mixture and top that with 1/3 Oaxaca cheese. Repeat layer again with 3 noodles, the remaining ricotta mixture, 1/3 bean mixture and 1/3 Oaxaca cheese. For the last layer, 3 noodles, the remaining bean mixture and the remainng Oaxaca cheese. Cover with foil (if you have non stick foil it works best so the cheese doesn’t stick to it) and bake at 350′ for 45 minutes. (To avoid cooking over into your oven, place a baking sheet under your lasagna pan!) Uncover and bake 15 minutes longer or until bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.


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