Meat Lasagna

Meat Lasagna

Growing up, we weren’t big dairy eaters. I think it had a lot to do with the milk allergies around the house. There was the occasional pizza, and the once-in-a-blue-moon fettucine alfredo. But on Shavuous, my mother went all out. She made the most delicious cheese blintzes, eggplant rollintini and her famous mouthwatering lasagna. We couldn’t get enough of it. The situation seems to be repeating itself in my house, having a daughter who is severely allergic to milk. We too have the occasional pizza, macaroni and cheese and cheese latkes. We reserve the other delicacies for that once-a-year milchig binge. But no-one can make lasagna like Ma’s, so I haven’t even tried. We always make sure we are free for her milchig meal so we can savor her delicious recipe!

Why am I rambling on about Ma’s milchig lasagna in a meat lasagna post? Well, since we absolutely LOVE the dairy recipe, I basically adapted it into a meat one that we can eat all year round! Of course nothing will ever replace the original, but this version is really delicious, and worth the effort (you’ll need a lot of pots to make it!) My kids just gobble it up, without even noticing the spinach!

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4 thoughts on “Meat Lasagna

  1. This is a wonderful recipe. I’ve been looking for alternatives to dairy containing meals, and of course there are plant based cheeses and milks now, but I had an urge to find one that did not use those. This one is just marvelous. There are a couple of others out on the net, but they use just tomato sauces and the meat, whereas you put in the wonderful extra vegetables, making this a much more robust and interesting dish. My ONLY addition might be a few mushrooms, as they are very popular in my house.

    Thanks for posting this. Not sure you’ll see my comment, as the recipe is a decade old now, but I hope you’ll be pleased to see it’s still getting new fans like me to this day.

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