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Lasagna Recipe

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This recipe for Lasagna, by , is from Memories are Made in the Kitchen , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We'll help you start your own personal cookbook! It's easy and fun. Click here to start your own cookbook!

Amanda Martinez


1 Box of Lasagna noodles
1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp chopped fresh basil
1 tsp dried oregano
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 (29 ounce) can diced tomatoes
2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste
2 eggs, beaten
1 pint part-skim ricotta cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tbsp dried parsley
1 tsp salt
1 lb mozzarella cheese, shredded
2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese

1. In a skillet over medium heat, brown ground beef, onion and garlic; drain fat.
2. Mix in basil, oregano, brown sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, diced tomatoes and tomato paste.
3. Simmer for 30 to 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add lasagna noodles, and cook for 5 to 8 minutes, or until al dente; drain.
5. Lay noodles flat on towels, and blot dry.
6. In a medium bowl, mix together eggs, ricotta, Parmesan cheese, parsley and 1 teaspoon salt.
7. Layer 1/3 of the lasagna noodles in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish. Cover noodles with 1/2 ricotta mixture, 1/2 of the mozzarella cheese and 1/3 of the sauce. Repeat. Top with remaining noodles and sauce. Sprinkle additional Parmesan cheese over the top.
8. Bake in the preheated oven 30 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
We all know that Mema was a seasonal cook. That means she cooked certain dishes only on a specific day...like Lasagna. This she only made on Christmas. Growing up, I remember her making like 9 trays of Lasagna. Sheesh! Maybe that is why she only made it once a year.




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