Tomato-French Bread Lasagna

Recipe: Tomato-French Bread Lasagna

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Ground beef
  • 1/3 c Onion; chopped
  • 1/3 c Celery; chopped
  • 2 Garlic cloves; minced
  • 14 Slices French bread (1/2 -inch thick)
  • 4 lg Tomatoes; sliced 1/2 inch -thick
  • 1 ts Dried basil
  • 1 ts Dried parsley flakes
  • 1 ts Dried oregano
  • 1 ts Dried rosemary; crushed
  • 1 ts Garlic powder
  • 3/4 ts Salt
  • 1/2 ts Pepper
  • 2 ts Olive oil or vegetable oil -divided
  • 3 tb Butter or margarine
  • 3 tb All-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 c Milk
  • 1/3 c Parmesan cheese; grated
  • 8 oz Mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. (2 cups) In a skillet, brown beef, onion, celery and garlic; drain and set aside.
  2. Toast bread; line the bottom of an ungreased 13x9x2-inch baking dish with 10 slices. Top with half of the meat mixture and half of the tomatoes. Combine seasonings; sprinkle half over tomatoes.
  3. Drizzle with 1 tsp oil. Crumble remaining bread over top. Repeat layers of meat, tomatoes and seasonings and oil. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter; stir in flour until smooth.
  4. Gradually stir in milk; bring to boil. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in Parmesan. Pour over casserole.
  5. Top with mozzarella. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is golden brown.

Number of servings (yield): 4

Meal type: lunch

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

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