I got this from a fellow MT (Happymom) on another board. It's really good. I like to use sausage instead of hamburger (family preference) but otherwise follow the recipe to a T.
1 pound ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 can (29 ounces) tomato sauce
1 cup water
1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 package (8 ounces no-cook lasagna noodles)
4 cups (16 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
1-1/2 cups (12 ounces) small-curd cottage cheese
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
IN a skillet, cook beef, onion, and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the tomato sauce, water, tomato paste, salt and oregano; mix well. Spread a fourth of the meat sauce in an ungreased 5-qt crock pot. Arrange a third of the noodles over sauce (break the noodles if necessary). Combine the cheeses; spoon a third of the mixture over noodles. Repeat layers twice. Top with remaining meat sauce. Cover and cook on low for 4 to 5 hours or until noodles are tender. yield: 6 to 8 servings.
Cooks notes: The meat sauce is runny at first but thickens as you cook it. I usually only end up cooking this one about 3 hours. That is about the time I check on the noodles and see if they seem tender.
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