Crockpot Lasagne (well, close anyway)
A close approximation of real lasagna made in your crock pot.
1- 10 oz pkg. Lasagne noodles broken into bite size pieces (or use Farfalle)
1 lb. Ground beef
½ lb. Italian sausage
1 onion, diced
1 clove garlic
12 oz mozzarella cheese, grated
12 oz. ricotta (or use Cottage Cheese)
12 oz tomato paste
½ c. water
½ tsp. Pepper
1 ½ Tbl dried parsley
1 tsp. Basil
Cook noodles for 9 min. Brown sausage and meat; drain. Put in lightly greased crock pot. Add all remaining ingredients. Stir to mix thoroughly. Cover; cook on low 7 -9 hours or on low 3-5 hours.
For an alternative, try defrosting some spinach and using that with it's juices instead of the 1/2 cup of water.