Lasagna Recipe

Lasagna

Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 pound sweet Italian sausage
  • 300 g pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • 4 cloves garlic crushed
  • 796 mL crushed tomatoes
  • 369 mL tomato paste
  • 369 mL tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp white sugar
  • 2 tsp dried basil leaves
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 15 lasagna noodles
  • 500 g ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 300 g mozzarella cheese sliced
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • In a large pot, cook sausage, ground beef, onion, and garlic over medium heat until browned.
  • Add all the tomatoes, water, sugar, basil, fennel seeds, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Simmer, covered, for about 1.5 hours. Stir occasionally.
  • Boil the lasagna noodles in salted water for 8-10 minutes.
  • Drain and rinse with cold water.
  • In a bowl, combine ricotta cheese with egg and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • Spread a layer of meat sauce in the bottom of a 9" x 13" casserole dish. Put down a layer of 5 noodles. Add 1/3 of the ricotta mixture, 1/3 of the mozzarella, more meat sauce, and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Repeat twice, for 3 layers, using up all of the ingredients.
  • Cover with foil, and bake for 25 minutes. Remove foil, and bake for an additional 25 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, and cool for 15 minutes before serving.