It’s a keeper. At least according to Chad. This recipe was excellent! I got a free cookbook from Herberger’s a long time ago. It is reminiscent of a good Minnesota cookbook, with recipes submitted by “us average folk”. I gave it away when we moved, but I copied a few interesting recipes from it, including this one which was submitted by Sharon Johnson of Albert Lea, MN.
I used ground turkey instead of beef and added 1 tsp cumin, onions, garlic, and beef broth flavor when I was browning it in addition to the other spices. Next time I will probably fry some green peppers in with it too. I also added some more salsa and water, as it didn’t cover the top layer with the amount specified, and I omitted the black olives, as neither of us love them. I also used light sour cream and reduced fat cheese. Next time I will look harder for whole wheat noodles. Cub didn’t carry them. Maybe Byerly’s… anyone know where I can find them?
From Herbergerâ€™s cookbook (Sharon Johnson, Albert Lea, MN)
1 # hamburger
Â½ tsp salt
Â½ tsp pepper
1 tsp oregano
1 can refried beans
12 uncooked lasagna noodles
1 (16 oz) jar salsa or picante sauce
2 Â½ cup water
1 (16 oz) sour cream
2 cup shredded cheese
Sliced black olives
Brown hamburger with spices, add refried beans. In greased 9â€x13â€ pan, place 4 uncooked noodles and half of meat mixture. Next add 4 more noodles and remaining meat mixture. Cover with 4 more noodles. Mix water with salsa. Pour over layers of noodles and meat. Cover lightly with foil and bake 1 Â½ hours at 350 or until noodles are done. Layer with sour cream, cheese, and black olives. Return to oven for 5-10 minutes until cheese melts. Serve on lettuce.