Bison Lasagna

Ground bison naturally lean less fat.

Serves 6

Ground bison is naturally lean and contains less than 10% fat. In comparison, ground beef ranges from 10% fat for extra lean to 30% for regular ground beef. Ask your meat market for the lean content of their ground bison. This recipe is based on 92% lean ground bison.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Ground Bison 450 g
  • 1 clove garlic 1
  • 6 oz tomato paste 185 ml
  • 1 tbsp basil 15 ml
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt 7 ml

Cheese Filling

  • 1 lb mozzarella cheese, sliced 450 g
  • 3 cups cottage cheese 750 ml
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese 125 ml
  • 2 tbsp parsley flakes 30 ml
  • 2 beaten eggs 2
  • 1/2 tsp pepper 2 ml
  • 2 tsp salt 10 ml
  • 1 box lasagna noodles 1 box

Preparation Method

  1. To prepare bison filling, brown meat with garlic, basil and salt. Add tomato paste and simmer for 30 minutes.
  2. Slice mozzarella cheese.
  3. Prepare lasagna noodles as directed on package.
  4. Place 1/3 of meat sauce in bottom of 13" x 9" (325 mm x 225 mm) pan.
  5. Cover the meat sauce with a layer of 1/3 noodles.
  6. Cover the noodles with 1/3 of meat sauce.
  7. Place another layer of noodles.
  8. Combine the "Cheese Filling" ingredients (except mozzarella) and spread evenly.
  9. Place the final layer of noodles, followed by the final layer of meat sauce. Top with mozzarella.
  10. Bake at 375°F (190°C) for 30 minutes. Let stand for at least 10 minutes before cutting.

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