My family did not like this at all so I have a lot left over. Guess I'll freeze it and I'll eat it for lunch until it's gone. The black bean and pasta sauce combination was a little strange tasting and an odd texture combination.
This was a good recipe as is, but I did do a few things differently. For one, I skipped the egg and the results were fine. I thought the ricotta mixture was a little bland as it was, so I added some garlic powder, some onion powder as well as red chili flakes for some kick.
Instead of shredded pepper jack (which I couldn't find in my store) I mixed half of a small can of diced jalapenos in with the ricotta mixture and half in with the bean mixture...I know it may sound odd, but it added great flavor and spice if you like that sorta thing like my BF and I do. :)
This was the perfect amount of sauce, so it was nice and moist and flavorful! Will def. make again!
Made this last night and was not soupy at all! Came out perfect! I left out the cilantro since I really don't like how it tastes. Have plenty of left overs for me and my husband who not only went back for seconds, but brought some for lunch today:)
I made this last night and it's great. I couldn't find Monterey Jack with peppers so I used plain and the dish was still flavorful. I didn't use as much sauce either (about 3/4 of a large can) and it held up nicely after I let it sit for 10 minutes before cutting. I'm trying to cut down on meat so this will be my go-to lasagna from now on.
Total win! Those who say this is bland must not be using Pepper Jack. Regular Jack cheese would be too bland. I also just use a standard size jar of pasta sauce - the size indicated in the recipe seems insane, and it has always been perfect with a regular size jar. I like that the pepper jack, cilantro, and cumin give this a southwestern/mexican flavor. It is totally different from regular lasagna but that is what makes it special and worth doing. Love it!
To address the question of the bean mix, when you "repeat the layers", it is only the layers discussed in the previous sentence, so not the beans. Beans go on bottom and below and above top noodle layer. But I have totally screwed up the layers before and it still tastes good, so it doesn't really matter much!