Nana's Lasagna..with my twist

Deneece Gursky


Nana's lasagna was the best I ever tasted. The cheeses she used tasted incredible together and noone else i knew used the same blend. But then I started making Nana's lasagna and decided it might just be better with some seasoned beef. (Nana didnt put meat in it) so I added some beef, seasoned to perfection and yummy..Nana's lasagna got kicked up a notch..even she thought so : ) So here is Mine and Nana's Best Ever Lasagna! You're really gonna love it. I make mine in a huge roasting pan cause I have a big family and they love it left over but you can make it in a regular lasagna pan

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2 boxes lasagna noodles, cooked al dente and drained and seperated
your favorite red sauce (if i am making it last minute i use hunts spaghetti sauces mixed together..2 cans of each garlic and onion, garlic and herb, sausage, garlic and basil,four cheese)
1-32oz container of ricotta cheese and 1/2 of another
2 blocks of muenster cheese
3-16 oz bags of shredded whole milk mozzerella
parmesian and romano cheeses grated
1-2 eggs
salt pepper and oregano
3 lbs ground beef, chuck or sirloin
salt pepper garlic powder minced onion cumin all seasoning and badia complete seasoning

Directions Step-By-Step

Put ground meat in a large fry pan on medium heat and season with all ingredients except oregano. Include just a dash of cumin and some parmesian and romano cheeses. Cook till browned thru and add seasoning to taste.
In a bowl place ricotta and egg, sprinkle with salt pepper and oregano. In seperate bowl shred muenster cheese.
In large roasting pan add a few ladles of sauce, then layer lasagna noodles one over lapping the other a bit until bottom is covered.
Top this with a thin layer of sauce,sprinkle with ground meat mixture, add ricotta cheese by teaspoonfuls about an inch apart from each other, now add a layer of shredded mozzerella and a layer of shredded muenster.Now sprinkle with romano and parmesian, top with a drizzling of sauce over entire layer.
Repeat with another layer of noodles, meat and cheeses as before. continue to top of pan ending with a layer of noodles followed sauce and then grated cheeses (top layer wont have ricotta or meat)
Like I said my pan is huge and I get five layers. You will have to experiment with a smaller pan and may quite possibly get to lasagnas : ) But hey its freezable.
Cover with tented tinfoil and place on a baking sheet to catch sauce and cheese that spills over, place in preheated oven (350 degrees) I usually bake mine for about an hour (Bake till sauce is bubbly and cheese is melted)
Serve with my watercress salad and some garlic bread. and enjoy!!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Other Main Dishes
Regional Style: Italian
Hashtag: #lasagna