Mario's Lasagna Recipe

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Mario's Lasagna

Karen Estep

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@karenestep

Sweet Italian sausage may be mild, medium, or hot.
You may substitute the 4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese for 3/4 pound sliced
Begin prep at least 3.5 hours before serving time


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Serves:

8

Prep:

45 Min

Cook:

2 Hr 30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 lb
lean ground beef
3/4 lb
sweet italian sausage or maple sausage
1/2 c
minced onion
2 clove
garlic, crushed
1 can(s)
(28 oz) crushed tomatoes
2 can(s)
(6 oz each) tomato paste
2 can(s)
(6.5 oz each) tomato sauce
1/2 c
water
2 Tbsp
white sugar
1 1/2 tsp
dried basil leaves
1 tsp
italian seasoning
1/2 Tbsp
salt
1/4 tsp
ground black pepper
12
lasagna noodles
16 oz
ricotta cheese
1
egg
1/2 tsp
salt
4 c
mozarella cheese, shredded
3/4 c
parmesan cheese, grated and fresh

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cook sausage, ground beef, onion, and garlic over medium heat until well browned. Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce, and water. Season with sugar, basil, Italian seasoning, 1/2 tbs. salt, pepper. Simmer, covered, for about 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.
2
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook lasagna noodles in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes. Drain noodles, and rinse with cold water. In a mixing bowl, combine ricotta cheese with egg and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
3
Preheat oven to 375 degrees Farenheit.
4
To put together, spread 1 1/2 cups of meat sauce in the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish. Arrange 6 noodles lengthwise over meat sauce. Spread with one half of the ricotta cheese mixture. Top with about a third of the mozzarella cheese. Spoon 1 1/2 cups of the meat sauce over mozzarella, and sprinkle with 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Repeat layers, and top with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Cover with foil: to prevent sticking, either spray foil with cooking spray, or make sure the foil does not touch the cheese.
5
Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes. Remove foil, and bake an additional 25 minutes. Cool for 15 minutes before serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian