THE Lasagna
 
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Classic lasagna filled with layers of sausage, beef, mozzarella, ricotta, and spices baked to lasagna perfection.
Alison:
Recipe type: Meal, Dinner, Pasta
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8-10 servings
Grocery List
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 lb. pork sausage
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 30 oz. cooked tomatoes and their juice
  • 12 oz. tomato paste
  • 2 T. sugar
  • 1½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • 2 tsp. Italian seasoning spice blend
  • 12 lasagna noodles
  • 16 oz. ricotta cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ c. freshly grated Parmesan cheese (and a little extra for the top)
  • 2 T. parsley
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • At least 1 lb. Mozzarella (4-6 cups freshly grated)
Here's how...
  1. Brown ground beef, sausage onion and garlic in a large skillet. Drain the grease and add in the tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning. Bring to a boil over medium heat and then reduce the heat to low and simmer for least 30 minutes to let the flavors marry.
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook lasagna noodles as directed on the package. Drain.
  3. In a small bowl, beat eggs and add the Ricotta, Parmesan, parsley, and salt. Mix well.
  4. Grate Mozzarella cheese.
  5. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  6. Begin layering in a 9x13" pan as follows:
  7. - 4 noodles
  8. -1/2 of the ricotta mixture,
  9. -1/2 of the Mozzarella,
  10. -1/3 of the meat sauce
  11. - 4 more noodles
  12. -The other half of the ricotta mixture
  13. -The rest of the Mozzerella,
  14. -1/3 of the meat sauce
  15. - 4 more noodles
  16. -The remaining meat sauce.
  17. Sprinkle with a little freshly grated Parmesan and bake for 40 minutes.
  18. Let it set 10 minutes before cutting into it.
Recipe by That Which Nourishes at http://www.thatwhichnourishes.com/the-lasagna/