This is a Canadian recipe that originally called for moose meat. Considering the difficulty one would face trying to obtain moose in the UK, you can make this tasty lasagne with minced venison instead. It's a truly delicious and hearty lasagne, perfect for winter.
Well, I wish I still knew a moose hunter that would give me some as it's illegal to sell up here, I substituted farmed but clean bison meat, no anti-biotics or corn finishing, all grass fed. The recipe turned out great as is, even with the cocoa mole twist which I wasn't too sure about. I'm sure one can also use other game meat in here like venison and keep the nutritional profile basically the same. Thanks, I'll keep this one in my recipe box. - 04 Jan 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I used an “Alaskan” moose. Hope that’s o.k.! Great recipe. I especially liked the addition of the spinach & mushrooms and may just incorporate that into my regular lasagna recipe. I left out the cocoa and brown sugar. It just sounded like an odd combination of flavors and I’ve never had a problem with moose tasting gamey. If I ever run into a strong game meat, I will try that little trick and see if it reduces the gaminess. - 03 Mar 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Great recipe-very tasty. If you are having a hard time finding moose, as some have stated, use any lean burger. Moose, venison and buffalo have a wonderful flavour but plain lean beef would work too. I used cottage cheese because I had no ricotta, will make again -thanks - 14 Mar 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)