Serving for 4 people
Time to make: 1 hr 30 mins
This is not the typical Lasagna dish. This recipe is more like a Pizza or cake style dish. A healthy option to offer to your family, or friends. It is less on Lasagna. The addition of Beyond meat give it a special taste as well.
To make this recipe you will need to have the following:
- I onion, finely chopped.
- 1 whole Eggplant cut in cubes.
- 2 tbsp of Olive Oil for baking dish & about 5 tbsp of Olive Oil for frying the eggplant
- 1/2 tbsp of each: ground black pepper, sea salt, and cumin powder.
- Garlic, 1 glove minced
- 5 Cherry tomatoes
- I can of tomato sauce
- I Almond ricotta (sells at whole foods)
- 6 Dairy-Free Mozzarella mini balls (sells at whole foods)
- Lasagna (I got the one that does not require you to cook it from Whole foods)
- Preheat oven 380 degrees F
The first thing to make is the eggplant. Add the 5 tbsp of olive oil to skillet over medium to high heat. Add the onion and let it cook for 5 mins. Then add the eggplant. You will need to stir frequently. Add more Olive oil when needed if 5 spoons you added do not seem enough. The next step is to add the one pack of beyond ground beef, salt, black pepper and cumin over medium heat. Mix all ingredients together and stir regularly for about 10 mins. If you need to increase the heat to high do so. Continue cooking for another 5 mins on high and until you see the beyond ground beef turn into brown and eggplant slightly soft. Set the dish a side to cool down.
In baking glass dish, lay the first layer of Lasagna. It should be about one sheet to cover the button of the baking dish. Remember we will be doing two layers of Lasagna. Then add the meatless mixture on top the first layer evenly and top it off with almond ricotta. Then add another layer of Lasagna and repeat by adding the mixture and ricotta. You should finish the remainder of the mixture on this layer. Lastly top it off with Mozzarella cheese, and cherry tomatoes.
Now that you are done with preparing the baking dish. Put it in the oven for 35-40 minutes. When done, garnish with basil.
The top of the dish should look like the following picture. If so take it out, let it cool and then serve.