Barbecue Lasagna

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 6 lasagna noodles, cooked and drained
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Colby cheese
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) cottage cheese
  • 1 egg

    Directions:

    1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain.
    2. For barbecue sauce, in a large saucepan, combine the next 13 ingredients.
    3. Bring to a boil.
    4. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
    5. Spread about 1/4 cup barbecue sauce in a greased 13-inch by 9-inch baking dish.
    6. Layer with three noodles and half of the beef.
    7. Spread with half of the remaining barbecue sauce; sprinkle with half of the mozzarella, cheddar and Colby cheeses.
    8. Repeat layers.    
    9. Combine cottage cheese and egg; spoon evenly over the top.
    10. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until lightly browned.
    11. Let stand for about 10 minutes before cutting.

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