So I haven’t really mentioned this before, but I’m not a beef eater. When I was in 8th grade, I thought cows were pretty awesome (I also thought they tasted awesome at the time). Since I thought they were adorable, I started to feel bad about eating them. I then started to feel bad about eating pigs and chickens too, so I was full on vegetarian for a while. (My love of bacon ended that one…). Anyway, after I started eating bacon, and ham, and pork chops, I also started eating chicken again. Somehow, I held out on the beef for years. Now, I have tried to add it back in but now I can’t stand the taste. The pure beefy-ness is too much. I’m going to continue my attempts to add it back in, but I’m not sure I’ll ever really love it again.
Needless to say, I did not make this with beef. I made it with turkey. It was quite tasty. I also think you could very easily make this without any meat by replacing the ground meat with nice meaty cremini mushrooms.
One thing that may be a little unrealistic about the recipe is the call for whole wheat lasagna noodles. I had to search three different stores, (including a health food store!) and ended up buying something that claimed to be a lower carb noodle which I took to mean had more whole grains. I don’t know if the search for the right noodles was really worth it. Isn’t the turkey and eggplant enough?
All in all, it did taste really good. I think I need to end this post so I can go warm it up for lunch!