Lasagna
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Best Lasagna Recipe

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 40 mins
Total Time3 hrs 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 pound sweet Italian sausage
  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • 3/4 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 6 ounce cans tomato paste
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 6.5 ounce cans canned tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 16 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 12 lasagna noodles
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 pound mozzarella cheese sliced

Instructions

  • In a oven, over medium heat cook ground beef, sausage, onion, and garlic until well browned.
  • Stir in tomato paste, tomato sauce, crushed tomatoes, and water.
  • Season with fennel seeds, Italian seasoning, sugar, basil, 1 tablespoon pepper, salt, and 2 tablespoons parsley. Cover it and Simmer, for about 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • Boil some water in a large pot and add a pinch or 2 of salt and start cooking the lasagna noodles for 8 to 10 minutes in boiling water.
  • Drain the noodles, and rinse with cold water.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine remaining parsley, ricotta cheese with egg, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • In the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish spread 1 1/2 cups of meat sauce to assemble.
  • Place 6 noodles sheets over meat sauce. Spread with one half of the ricotta cheese mixture. Top with mozzarella cheese slices. Now over mozzarella, Spoon 1 1/2 cups meat sauce and sprinkle with 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Repeat the same layers, and top with remaining Parmesan and mozzarella cheese.
  • Now to prevent sticking, Cover with foil and make sure the foil does not touch the cheese or simply spray foil with cooking spray.
  • Bake for 25 minutes in preheated oven. Remove foil, and bake for 25 more minutes. Let stand for 15 minutes before serving.