Saturday, November 21, 2009

Meaty Lasagna with Jalapeno Tomato Sauce

Finally, the main dish of the evening, my friend has been dying to bake lasagna for us, especially for the tomato sauce with jalapeno peppers, it tasted soooo good. We are glad that he shared his "secret" recipe. This is one of the best homemade lasagna ever tasted. You do not have to follow exactly the recipe, be creative, especially the spices.

Preparation Time : 15 mins
Cooking Time : 2-3 hours (sauce) + 25 mins
Printable Recipe


Jalapeno Tomato Sauce
2 celery stalks
2 carrots
2 green bell peppers
3 jalapeno peppers, seeded
1 medium onion
2-3 garlic cloves, minced
2 796mL can of whole italian tomatoes
4 156mL can of tomato paste
1 tbsp dried oregano
1 tbsp dried basil

Meat Lasagna
12 lasagna pasta (not instant)
Choice of meat (Hungarian salami, pepperoni)
Mozzarella cheese, grated


1. For the sauce, dice celeries, carrots, bell peppers, jalapeno peppers and onion.

2. In a large pot, heat oil over medium-high and cook all the diced ingredients until softened. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.

3. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, 2-3 tbsp olive oil and spices to the pot. Bring heat to a simmer and let it cook for 2-3 hours until thick and tomatoes lose its structure.

4. Cook lasagna pasta in boiling salted water according to package instructions.

5. Preheat oven to 375F.

6. On a 13'' x 9'' baking pan, spread a laddle of tomato sauce at the bottom of the pan. Layer with 3 sheets of lasagna pasta, pepperoni, salami and tomato sauce. Finish the layering with lasagna pasta.

7. Top with mozzarella cheese. Bake for 10 mins, or until the cheese melts to your likeness.

1 comment:

  1. I love the idea of adding jalapeno peppers, it must add a great kick!



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