Paleo Lasagna

Paleosagna - paleo lasagna

I am the first one to say that I love me my meat and veggies… Grilled, slow roasted, fried, whatever, But after a while you just want something else. There are only so many grilled steaks and salad or roast chicken and cauliflower that you can take without yearning for something a little different.

I was racking my brain for just such an idea and Lasagna kept trying to rear its ugly head in there. I could totally make it using eggplant or zucchini as the noodles, but really, that would not be the same. It would be more like a vegetable and beef stew, which I didn’t want.

Then it dawned on me…I could use my paleo tortillas as the “noodles”. That would totally work! (Maybe).

Well, it turned out fracking awesome!!! Holy Italian paleo comfort food win!! This recipe is more Primal than Paleo as I use goat cheese, but you can easily just omit the cheese and add a few more layers and veggies.

Palaosagna (Paleo Lasagna)

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb of Ground Beef (grass finished is preferred)
  • 2 cans Crushed Tomatoes
  • 1 med Onion (chopped)
  • 1 bnch Spinach
  • 4 cloves Garlic (minced)
  • 2tbsp Oregano
  • 1 cup Goat Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Ewes Milk Cheddar
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1 batch of Coconut Tortillas

Method:

  1. In a pot saute the onions and the garlic in your preferred fat until they start to soften (about 2 min).
  2. Add in the ground beef and stir until cooked through.
  3. Add in the oregano and cook for another minute.
  4. Add in the tomatoes and bring to a simmer for about 20 minutes stirring occasionally.
  5. While the sauce is simmering, place the spinach in a microwave safe bowl and nuke for 1 minute on high, then set aside to cool.
  6. Now is the time to start making the tortillas if you haven’t pre-made them.
  7. Once everything is ready, Grab an 8×11 metal or glass dish and place a layer of sauce on the bottom.
  8. Now place a layer of the Paleo tortillas, followed by a layer of sauce and then the spinach.
  9. Add another layer of tortillas. Spread the goat cheese over the tortillas (softening the goat cheese in the microwave for a minute makes this step easy).
  10. Add a layer of sauce, a layer of tortillas, a layers of sauce and then the cheddar cheese.
  11. Bake in the oven on a cookie sheet at 350° for 30 minutes. (the cookie sheet will prevent any saucy drips from dirtying your oven).
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  • http://paleoperiodical.com/ Karen P.

    Holy. Moly. Yes, please.

  • http://jannamo.com/ Janna

    Blanched cabbage leaves work great for lasagna noodles too.  Yum.

    • http://www.mypaleolife.com My Paleo Life

      While I like the idea of using cabbage as noodles (I do this when making some Thai dishes), I really wanted to stay away from the ‘vegetableness’ and focus on an authentic flavour and feel which the tortillas allowed.

      Oh, and now I want to go make cabbage rolls :)

  • http://girlmeetspaleo.wordpress.com/ Girl Meets Paleo

    wow, drooling over here.  I love your idea to use coconut tortillas instead of veggies as noodles! I’ll deff have to give this a try :)

    • http://www.mypaleolife.com My Paleo Life

      please let me know how it turns out if you do and any modifications you try…

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  • http://twitter.com/j3nndotnet j3nn.net

    I was just thinking about making lasagna with crepes the other day! My family always made homemade manicotti with crepes, so just a flour modification and it would be pretty easy to pull off. Yum!

  • http://buttoni.wordpress.com/ Buttoni

    Jumping June Bugs!   This looks fantastic!  I like the idea of using the coconut tortillas!  Just printed this out to try it sometime.  

  • http://twitter.com/KimLudeman Kim Ludeman

    I can’t wait to give this a try! Thank you soo much!!

    • My Paleo Life

      Hope you like as much as I did!! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/saraspiel Sara Renée Spiel

    I’m making this right now, I’ve also added a layer of sliced (length wise) zucchini since I ran out of tortillas :-) I also added mild Italian sausage (1lb) and a ton of herbs and spices to the sauce (thyme, fennel seeds, nutmeg, basil, oregano, parsley, rosemary, Italian seasoning, black pepper, and a little bit of mint leaves). 

    I love lasagna so this is definitely a real treat!

    P.S. My house smells AWESOME!

    • My Paleo Life

      Normally I make ‘lasagna’ with sliced zucchini. But it just isn’t the same without the noodles. The tortillas were a great compromise. Yours sounds delicious. :)

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