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Ann's Lasagna Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
ann schnure
Added: Monday, February 7, 2011

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 lb sweet Italian sausage
3/4 lb lead ground beef
1/2 cup onion minced
2 cloves garlic crushed
1-28 oz can crushed tomatoes
2-6ox cans tomato paste
2-6.5 oz can tomato sauce
1/2 cup water
2 tbsp white sugar
1 1/2 tsp dried basil leaves
1 tsp Italian seasoning
4 tbsp chopped fresh parsley (if using dried reduce to just 1 1/2 tbsp)
12 lasagna noodles
16 ozs ricotta cheese
1 egg
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 lb mozzarella cheese, sliced
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:
Directions:
1. In a large pot cook the sausage, ground beef, onion and garlic over med heat until browned. Do not drain. Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce & water. Season with sugar, basil, Italian seasoning, 1 tbsp salt, black better to taste, and 2 tbsp parsley. Simmer covered for 1 1/2 hrs. Stir occasionally.
Boil lasagna in large pot of water for 8-10 minutes. Drain noodles and rinse with cold water until noodles are cold. Mix the ricotta cheese, egg, parsley, & 1/2 tsp salt in med bowl.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (or can make lasagna ahead)
Spread 1 1/2 cups of meat sauce in bottom of 9X13 baking dish. Arrange noodles lengthwise over meat sauce. Spread with 1/2 of ricotta cheese mixture. Top with 1/3rd mozzarella cheese slices. Spoon 1 1/2 cuts meat sauce over mozzarella, and sprinkle with 1/4 c Parmesan cheese. Repeat layers and top with remaining mozzarella & Parmesan cheese. Cover with foil that has been sprayed on side down with cooking spray. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes, remove foil, and bake an additional 25 minutes. Cool for 15 minutes before serving.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
12
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
30 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This sounds like a lot of work, but isn't and tastes so much better than a premade sauce!

 

 

 

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