Monthly Archives: July 2011

Tomato Basil Lasagna

This lasagna is easy and so full of flavor. Our lasagna noodles require no pre-cooking so this saves you a step already! The pasta is made with hard unbleached red spring wheat flour and all natural seasonings and spices .Our Southern Italian inspired marinara seasoning contains all of the seasonings to flavor your sauce, no more trial and error for flavor. The slow cooking of the sauce is what adds to the intense flavor. When you come home from a busy day you can quickly assemble the lasagna and bake. I hope you enjoy this one, and it serves a lot!


1 12oz. pkg. Zesty Moose (No Parboil) Tomato Basil Garlic Lasagna Noodles
4 Italian sausage links (hot or mild) cut into pieces
½ Cup chopped onion
2-3 garlic cloves, minced
28 oz. can diced tomatoes
26 oz. can spaghetti sauce
1/3 Cup red wine (optional)
1 pkg. Zesty Moose Marinara Seasoning
1 ½ Cup shredded mozzarella cheese
¾ Cup shredded parmesan cheese
1 15oz. container of ricotta cheese
2 Tbls. olive oil
¾ Cup water


In a heavy skillet, brown italian sausage,

remove from pan draining all excess fat on a paper towel.

In the same skillet add 2 T. olive oil then add onions and garlic and sauté 2-3 minutes.

In a slow cooker, add the diced tomatoes, spaghetti sauce, Italian sausage, onions, garlic, red wine and the entire package of Zesty Moose Marinara Seasoning. Set on low and cook 3-4 hours.

In a baking dish, lay 3 lasagna noodles in the bottom of the dish.

Spread ricotta cheese over top of noodles. Next, generously spread marinara sauce over top.

Top with mozzarella cheese. Repeat this 2 more times.

Top with ¾ C. of parmesan cheese. Add ¾ cup of water into one corner of the dish.

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees, cover dish with foil and bake for 60 minutes. All of the water should be absorbed and the noodles fully cooked.

May need to add more or less water depending on your altitude or oven. Let stand for 20 minutes before portioning.

Serves: 12

Note: No Parboil or Pre-Cooking necessary on lasagna noodles

Serve with warm bread using our Garlic Basil Parmesan finishing butter for added flavor!


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Carne Asada Steak & Grilled Vegetables

I came up with my own version of the traditional Carne Asada Steak Marinade this weekend. I used the Mad Moose Mexican Seasoning for this. A full flavored marinade with just a little kick of heat really takes this one over the top. I even had the neighbors asking “What’s for dinner.”

Carne Asada Steak

2 lbs. Flank Steak
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 jalapeno finely minced
¼ C. chopped cilantro
2 T. lime juice
2 T. red wine vinegar
½ C. olive oil
2 T. Zesty Moose Mad Moose Mexican Seasoning
flour tortillas


In a bowl, prepare marinade using above ingredients. Place flank steak in a shallow dish and pour liquid marinade over top. Place in refrigerator and marinade for 2 hours. Remove from refrigerator 30 min. before grilling.

Place on 400 degree grill and cook 7 minutes first side and 5 minutes second side. Grilling time will depend upon the thickness of the cut. Serve with grilled vegetables and wrap inside flour tortillas. Top with guacamole and sour cream.

Serves 4

Grilled Vegetables

1 red pepper sliced into strips
1 green pepper sliced into strips
1 yellow pepper sliced into strips
1 small red onion sliced into strips


Place vegetables on aluminum foil directly on the grill or use a grilling basket. Drizzle with olive oil and season with one of The Zesty Moose Finishing salts. Drizzle some of the Carne Asada marinade over top. Grill a long side of flank steak. Fill tortillas with steak strips and grilled vegetables.

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