Saturday, March 19, 2011

Meaty Meat Lasagna



Lasagna. What is more comforting than that? This is not a recipe I received from anywhere, but I have learned it through watching my mom and making my own sauces over the years.

I will admit, it is odd trying to measure what I put into my bolognese sauce.. I usually just throw in proportions measuring with my hands or my eyes but I made an attempt to get measurements for blog purposes. :)

Please, don't use jarred sauce. It is so easy and just as cost effective to make your own sauce.

-Ingredients-
1 lb ground beef
1 lb hot italian sausage, casings removed (or bulk)
4 cloves garlic
1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
2 6 1/2 oz cans tomato sauce
1 6 oz can tomato paste
1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
1/2 c dry red wine
1 T salt
1 t pepper
1 T oregano
2 T sugar
1/2 T basil
2 bay leaves
2 c mozzarella
3/4 c grated parmesan
15 oz ricotta cheese
2 eggs
1 box no boil lasagna noodles

-Directions-

Preheat oven to 375.

Brown ground beef, sausage, onions and garlic. Drain.

Add crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, bay leaves and seasoning. Simmer for at least 1 1/2 hours. Remove bay leaves.

Combine ricotta with the 2 eggs, mixing thoroughly.

Layer your lasagna in a 13x9x3 inch pan:



1 1/2 c sauce
4 noodles, overlapping (they will expand to the outer edges while cooking)
1/3 of the ricotta mixture
1/4 of the sauce
1/2 c mozzarella
1/4 c parmesan

4 noodles, overlapping
1/3 of the ricotta mixture
1/4 of the sauce
1/2 c mozzarella
1/4 c parmesan

4 noodles, overlapping
1/3 of the ricotta mixture
1/4 of the meat sauce

4 noodles, overlapping
1/4 of the meat sauce
1 c mozzarella cheese
1/4 c parmesan cheese

Spray aluminum foil with cooking spray and place on top of lasagna (sprayed side down). Cook 55 minutes. Remove foil and cook another 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly. Let lasagna rest uncovered for 15 minutes before serving.



1 comment:

  1. Yeah! I love meat with my meat. Then adding cheese is a sure way to please. ¦)

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