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1 lb. Italian sausage
1 lb. ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 28 oz. can tomatoes
6 oz. tomato paste
cup water
1 tsp. salt
tsp. basil flakes
tsp. oregano flakes
tsp. red pepper flakes
cup parsley
8 oz. ricotta cheese
cup parmesan, grated
1 large egg
lb. provolone slices
8 oz. mozzarella
1 box lasagne noodles

Brown sausage and ground beef with onion and garlic. Add all spices, tomatoes, paste, and water. Simmer for an hour. Boil lasagne noodles till al dente. Mix the ricotta, parmesan and egg to bind. Preheat oven to 350. In a 9 x 13 inch baking pan.

Put 1/3 of the sauce in the pan. Then add a layer of noodles. Put dollops of the ricotta mixture over the noodles, then spread. Repeat the sauce and then the noodles again. Add a layer of provolone slices, and sprinkle on grated mozzarella. Repeat last layer of meat sauce, noodles and the rest of the ricotta mixture. Add a last layer of noodles. Top with provolone, then mozzarella.

Bake for 30-45 minutes till bubbly and browned.




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