Sunday, August 21, 2011

Sloppy Lasagna

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Oregano is an important culinary herb, used for the flavor of it leaves, which can often be more flavourful when dried than fresh. It has an aromatic, warm and slightly bitter taste, which can vary in intensity. Good quality oregano may be strong enough to almost numb the tongue, but the culivars adapted to colder climates often have a lesser flavor. Factors such as climate, seasons and soil composition may affect the aromatic oils present, and this effect may be greater than the differences between the various species of plants.

Oregano's most prominent modern use is as the staple herb of Italian Americn cuisine. Its popularity in the US began when soldiers returning from World War II brought back with them a taste for the pizza herb, which had probably been eaten in southern Italy for centuries. There, it is most frequently used with roasted, fried or grilled vegetables, meat and fish. Unlike most Italian herbs, oregano combines well with spicy foods, which are popular in southern Italy. It is less commonly used in the north of the country, as marjoram generally is preferred.
By http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oregano#Culinary

Sloppy Lasagna
Copyright 2011 Christine's Pantry. All rights reserved.

Ingredients:
2 pounds ground beef
1 onion, chopped
4 lasagna noodles, broken into pieces
salt and pepper, to taste
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon basil
2 bay leaves
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
3 (8 oz) cans tomato sauce
1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes
parmesan cheese, garnish
extra virgin olive oil, just enough to cover bottom of pot

Directions:
In large pot, heat oil over medium high heat. Add ground beef, onion, garlic, Worcestershire sauce salt and pepper. Cook until no longer pink, drain excess grease and reduce heat. Then add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, basil, oregano and bay leaves. Stir well. Cook noodles according to package directions. Once noodles have cooked, drain well. Add noodles to meat mixture. Stir well. Discard bay leaves. Garnish with parmesan cheese. Enjoy!




47 comments:

  1. I like these easy stovetop dishes. I love how you added Worcestershire sauce. My favorite! ;.) I'll have to try this dish.

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  2. I like the idea of this sloppy lasagna. So much easier to put together.

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  3. My own lasagne is always a little sloppy, so thanks for making it official!

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  4. I'm a fan of using oregano, and good to know that it goes well with spicy food!
    This sloppy lasagna looks like a great comfy meal! =]

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  5. Wow, I have never heard of lasagna made that way -- it looks delicious! I also love oregano, both dried and fresh. I think fresh is fantastic on salad, but dried is great for cooking with. Thanks for the info :) I always love the extra background info on the ingredients I am using.

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  6. I grow oregano in my garden and it goes into most of my Italian dishes. I think I might just try this sloppy lasagna!

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  7. This sounds so good, I absolutely love sloppy joes. Brilliant idea to make it into lasagna. Love it!

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  8. Hi Biren,

    This dish very easy to put together, and don't have to turn the oven on.

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  9. Hi Kelsey,

    This dish was so easy to put together and big on flavor. And ya don't have to turn the oven on. Also, don't have to put the layers together.

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  10. Looks great! I want to make this with veggie meat!

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  11. Hi Diane,

    Sure, come over and get a bowl. :-)

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  12. This dish looks relly delicious! I've beeen a barbecue Sloppy Joe for years but now I'm going to try your recipe... Thanks!

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  13. Perfect dish for those nights there's no time to make the real thing...looks yummy!

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  14. Christine lovely use of herbs in this lasagna

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  15. This is a great history on Oregano and I love the stove-top lasagna!

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  16. I like a messy lasagna. I make a lasagna soup that I can hardly wait to make again this winter. Great oregano facts, I like that it was originally brought to the states for use on pizza.;)

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  17. Oregano is one of my fav herb .. dried or fresh! Ans this looks delicious .. sloppy or not!

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  18. This is such a fun idea. I'm going to have to try this one soon.

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  19. Hi christine, first time here.. wow, your lasagna sure has a different look from the norm.. perhaps in flavor too. i also like italian herbs such as oregano. great write up

    glad i blog walk to your site.. hi, i am Wan, from malaysia, do visit my blog , would love to read a comment from you too. have a nice day and would love to try your version of lasagna

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  20. A hungry guy like me will attack this dish. Make lots of it!

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  21. As far as I'm concerned, when it comes to lasagna, the sloppier the better! Looks delicious :)

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  22. OH I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO much eaiser than lagsagne! I love the name of this too!

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  23. What a tasty dish! In Cyprus we garnish with dry anari cheese. If you can find some try it. I am sure you will like it a lot.

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  24. Mmmm - this sounds and looks delicious - I'd love to have some too :)
    And I have a Summer-Fun blog award for you: http://angellovescooking.blogspot.com/2011/08/creamy-melon-ice-cream-and-awards.html

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  25. Hi Barefoot In The Kitchen,

    I bet your lasagna soup taste wonderful.

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  26. Hi Cooking Varieties,

    Welcome! I'm going to visit your blog. Thanks for stopping by.

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  27. Hi Effychia,

    I'll have to look for dry anari cheese next time I'm at the store. Thanks!

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  28. A very interesting and delicious twist of a classic pasta dish!

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  29. Hi Angel,

    Thank you so much for the award. I'm happy that I received the award. I appreciate it very much.

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  30. Hello Christine. I love reading your posts. I always learn something! I also like breaking lasagna noodles like you did. Delicious! Thank you for your visit to my blog. I look forward. Blessings, Catherine

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  31. This is brilliant! Love your blog! Happy to follow you!

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  32. Hi Christine, what a fun and delicious idea, thanks for the share!

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  33. Interesting name indeed! Looks delicious too :)

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  34. This look so delicious, Thanks for sharing!

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  35. This looks delicious Christine! Thank you for sharing :)

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  36. Great info on oregano, and the sloppy lasagna is such a fun dish to make and eat!

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  37. How interesting... Love this easy version :) Sloppy lasagna sounds more fun than the regular kind too :)

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  38. This would be a fav for me.....love easy dishes, I rather do the baking.....so bad I am thanks, andi

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  39. boy how did I miss this one! looks awesome!

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