Crockpot Lasagna

For FOODIE WEEK this week, we are traveling around the world! We started in Midwest USA, and stopped in Greece tuesday night. Last night we hopped over to Italy! i'm loving sharing all of these recipes with you! 
This recipe is Crockpot Lasagna- the easiest lasagna you will ever make! I love it because I just had to make the "semi-homemade" meat sauce and the cheese mixture, and then throw the whole thing together in the handy dandy crockpot, where it cooks on low for about 4 hours! I even put it together in the morning, had a family member plug it in during the day, and it was ready for us to eat for dinner! The only kind of awkward part was trying to break the uncooked lasagna noodles to fit in the crockpot. But overall, everything turned out yummy! I got this awesome recipe from The Girl Who Ate Everything.
Crockpot Lasagna
Ingredients:
6 uncooked lasagna noodles
2 cups mozzerella cheese
1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
1 container (15 oz.) ricotta cheese
2 Tablespoons Italian Parsley
1 egg
1/2 cup chopped white onion
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 1/4 pound ground beef
1 jar spaghetti sauce
1/2 cup water
 To make the cheese mixture:
combine ricotta, egg, parsley, 2 tablespoons parmesan, and 1 1/2 cups mozzerella in a bowl and mix well.
 For the meat sauce:
Brown the beef and onion together in a pan. Add the garlic and cook one minute. drain the fat. Add the spaghetti sauce and water and simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
To assemble:
(A 4-6 quart crockpot is best to use)
Start by pouring 1 cup of meat sauce on the bottom.
Then break to fit, if necessary, three of the noodles.
Add about 1/2 of the cheese mixture.
Top with 1 cup of meat sauce.
Fit the rest of the noodles on top.
Layer the rest of the cheese on top.
Pour the rest of the meat on the top.

Cook on low (lid on) for about 4-5 hours, until the noodles are soft. Before serving, add the rest of the Parmesan and mozzarella cheese on top, recover, and cook for about 10 more minutes, allowing the cheese to melt.
Serve with bread and salad, or whatever suits your fancy!
Happy cooking!
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